Spring Swing.

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January 2014
Price: $35 – available for purchase on Etsy

Recently I went to SCRAP, our local nonprofit that salvages and resells pretty much anything that can be made into an art project. In a bin of random wood bits I found this little rough-hewn frame; it had a bit of damage and needed a couple of nails pounded into it, but it was sturdy otherwise. As I was looking at it that evening, I had a sudden stroke of inspiration, and this is the result! I took a disk of cherry wood from a trimmed branch and added a little “fence” of wooden toothpicks. I then wove secondhand yarn through the fence, and suspended the entire platform from four hand-braided cords made of more reclaimed yarn. Then I made this swing a little home for a single air plant (Tillandsia ionantha Mexico).

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