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How to Hang a Tree Swing

Learn how to make and hang a wooden tree swing that can be enjoyed for years to come!


  • Palm Sander


  • Scorch Marker
  • Wood for Seat
  • Gray Chalk Paint
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Cricut
  • Rope
  • Chains
  • Foam Brush
  • Paper Towels


  • Sand the wood for your swing with a palm sander.
  • Create a stenciled quote using a Cricut Cutting Machine.
  • Fill in the stencil using a scorch marker. Remove the stencil.
  • Use a heat gun to create the wood-burned effect.
  • Apply a gray chalk paint wash using a sponge brush.
  • Go over the wood swing seat with a dry brush technique with white paint.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of clear coat to protect the wood from the elements.
  • Apply chains around the tree and secure the rope through the wood seat and attach it to the chains.