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Zoom -A- Tube swing

MISS DIVA LOVES HER TUBE!!
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1. You will need the following supplies.
Empty Oatmeal tube 
Fleece- 24 inches long by 18 inches wide
thread to match
rope, braided fleece or plastic chain to hang tube from
sticky velcro tabs (if you want to make it removable for washing) 
needle or sewing machine.
scissors

2. REMOVE THE BOTTOM FROM YOUR CONTAINER. I use scissors to poke holes around the edges abou 2 inches apart.Then you can easially push the bottom cardboard out without having to cut it.

3. MEASURE AND CUT your fleece so it is 24 by 18 inches. 
Double check by placing the container on top and stretch the fleece over it.
You will need double the length plus at least 2 inches to add velcro,
and 18 inches is plenty on the width.

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NO SEW CORNER SHELF

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YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:
fleece square APPROX 24 INCH SQUARE 
Quick count plastic mesh canvas (one rectangle makes 2 corner shelves)
scissors
cage clips (optional)

CUT your triangle  to fit the corner of your cage. If your cage is square or rectangle, there may not be need to measure,these triangles should fit.
Typically folding the rectangle down diagionally and cutting off the bottom 2 inch peice will give you a perfact square.
Keeping the square folded, mark the center and cut along the diagonal center line. This will give you 2 triangles.

Place plastic triangle onto the corner of the square material leaving about  1-2 inches on top 2 corners.(the larger the space, the longer the fringe will be)
Fold the bottom of the square up snugly and match the top ends together making sure the bottom edge is securely against the mesh and the overhang is on the top two sides only.

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Trampoline swing supplies
 
Plastic Embroidery hoop (you can get these at walmart or craft stores)
Use the inside hoop, or follow directions below to use outer hoop.
Fleece fabric
Scissors
Shower Curtain ring
 
Outer Hoop instructions
(to prevent injury)
Unscrew  and remove the medal screw
that makes the hoop bigger, then remove the pin.
Put small zip tie through the hole and secure.
Cut excess off.

1. Place fleece right side up on your work surface.
(fleece should be minimum 2 inches larger than hoop on all sides)
2. Fold in half
3. Place hoop on top
4. Trace the hoop lightly on wrong side of fleece
5. Cut a circle through both layers at least 2 inches larger than your hoop.
6. Cut slits 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide from the outside edge
up to the circle you drew all the way around making fringed edges
7. Turn right side out and place hoop in the center
8. Begin tying the top and bottom fringe together.
9. I begin tying one on on top and on each side to keep the hoop from falling out.
10. Tie the remaining fringe.
 

4. Place fleece bright side UP on your working space.
FOLD fleece in half lengthwise.
SEW a one inch seam down the middle to the end.
TURN rightside out and place through middle of container.
FOLD over the outside so the fleece covers the tube inside and out.
 
 

5. TUCK EXCESS inside tube and bring end to top edge so it fits tightly and the end of fabric is right at the top of the tube.
PULL DOWN just enough to place velcro sticky tab on top of folded fleece sticky side down and press to stick.
place the other side of the velcro (sticky side up) onto the velcro you just placed.
PULL TOP back over sticky velcro and press down.
REPEAT this around the top until it is secure. (I use 5 peices of velcro)
 

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Making sure to CENTER plastic in the middle of the triangle,lightly draw where the edge of the plastic mesh ends.
Cut 1/2 inch strips through both top and bottom fabric along the top two edges  up to the lines you drew.
You are now left with fringed edges on the top 2 shorter sides of the triangle. 

Now tie each top and bottom peice of fringe together with a double knot. I always tie the top center, then a middle center from each side so the mesh does not slip.
Continue tying knots until all the fringe has been tied securely.

You can attach the shelf to the cage by tying the fringe to the cage in the center and on both ends, or you can tie clips to the middle and both ends and attach it that way.
I use these shelves all over and move them frequently.
I place them over their food bowls so nothing can drop into their food as they jump around and play,and also place them in the corners so they can leap to and from them.
They are washable,but do not put them in the dryer.

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The picture above shows the corner shelf in the back corner, and the trampoline swing in the front. Directions for this coming soon. You will be amazed at how simple this is.

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Plastic embroidery hoops come in a variety of sizes. To make a two layer swing, you will need both a small and large hoop. I remove the medal tops and replace with zip ties for safety.

To hang the swing I use braided fleece.
Cut 6 strips of fleece 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide and about 24 inches long.
Seperate into 2 groups of 3 and tie together in a
knot leaving about 2 inches on top.
Braid each of the two groups together and tie at the end.
Fold in half and then tie each of the end peices onto the fleece fringe with a double knot,  spacing them evenly apart.
One on top, one on bottom and one on each side
Pick up the braided fleece in the center to be sure it is secure and level.
put shower curtain ring through braided fleece in the middle and hang.

COMING NEXT....  NO SEW PROJECT...TRAMPOLINE SWING!!

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