You Need To See How People Are Upcycling Their Trampolines Into Bed Swings

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Trampolines are pretty awesome, but what happens to them when you stop using them? They end up being quite the annoyance in the backyard. They just sit there, being unused and every time you mow your lawn, you have to move it all around. Well, if this sounds like you, you must check out how to upcycle your old unused trampoline into an awesome bed swing!

Even if you don’t have a full-size trampoline you can turn into a bed, you could even use a small exercise trampoline to create a swinging chair. Here’s how it’s done, according to Ken Wingard, OWN’s Home Made Simple designer:

  1. Remove the trampoline’s legs, so you’re only left with the circular metal frame, black mat, and springs.
  2. Cover the metal frame with pool noodles by slicing down one side of the foam noodle and popping it around the frame.
  3. Use spray glue to stick pretty fabric around the pool noodle (or use white noodles).
  4. Wrap ropes with a high-tensile strength around the entire newly padded metal frame.
  5. Loop rope string to hang the swing from everywhere there is a leg on your trampoline. (Hint: leave an opening so you can get in the swing—one leg opening on small trampoline will do).
  6. Hang it somewhere reliable—like a tree, a pergola, or even (if you’re qualified) build yourself a frame from which it can swing.
  7. Add a papasan cushion to the smaller trampolines or cover a bigger one with memory foam or cushions and a sheet. Decorate with pillows and voila!

Check out this video to see the tutorial in full detail, then try it for yourself.

This is such a cool DIY project, and consider this…these things sell for over $500 online! So you can make one for much cheaper…or hey…just make them and sell them!