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Nancy’s Wreath Ladder Swings
LARGE Swing  
32” Long x 6” Wide

6 inch Grapevine Wreath
Approx 50 inches Veggie Tanned Leather Strips
9 – 1 inch Wood Beads
34 - ½ inch Oval Wood beads
2 – 1-1/4 inch Wooden Wheels
3/8 inch dowel cut to: 
1 – 6 inch piece, 1- 5-1/2 inch piece,
1- 5 inch piece,
1 – 4-1/2 inch piece & 1 – 4 inch piece
Approx 7 inches Plastic Link Chain
Quick Link/NP Link/SS Link/Plastic Link for hanging

**Tools**
Scissors - for cutting and trimming leather
Saw - for cutting dowel pieces to length
Wire Cutter - for cutting plastic link chain
Drill - for holes in dowel pieces

1 - Prepare dowel pieces by cutting to sizes needed.  Drill holes at each end to accommodate leather strip.
2 - Take leather strip and make a loop around grapevine wreath, making sure to have equal length of leather strip 
on both sides hanging down when finished looping.
3 - Take 1” bead and thread on to leather strip, then 3 oval beads, 1 - 1” bead, and end with 1 oval.
4 - Repeat this on the other strip.
5 - Add 4” dowel piece.
6 - Add 3 oval beads, 1 dowel wheel, repeat on other side.
7 - Add 4-1/2” dowel piece.
8 - Add 3 oval beads, 1 wheel, repeat on other side.
9 - Add 5” dowel piece.
10 - Add 3 oval beads, 1 dowel wheel, repeat on other side.
11 - Add 5- ½” dowel.
12 - Add 1” bead, 3 oval beads and repeat on other side.
13 - Add 6” dowel piece.
14 - Add 1” bead and 1 oval bead.  Repeat on other side.
15 - Tie secure knot on both sides.
16 - Take both pieces of leather and tie knot about 3” to 4” above last ladder rung.
17 - Add 1” bead and dowel wheel, thread chain piece ends onto leather and tie leather into a secure knot.
18 - Add Plastic Link/NP Link/Quick Link for hanging.

This swing can be hung either way by just adding a large plastic baby link or shower ring to grapevine wreath and
removing link at plastic chain end. 
This wreath can also be modified for 3" and 12" or 18" wreath by making dowel size longer and thicker or shorter
and thinner.
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Small Swing
16” L x 4-1/2” W
Large Swing
32” L x 6” W
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SMALL Swing
16” Long x 4-1/2” Wide

1- 3 inch Grapevine Wreath
30 Pony Beads
2 Plastic Fish
Approx 6 inches plastic chain
Approx 30 inches Veggie Tanned Leather Strips
8 - 1/2 inch Oval Wooden Beads
3/8 inch dowel cut to:
1- 4 inch piece, 1 - 3-3/4 inch piece,
1 - 3-1/2 inch piece,
and 3-1/4 inch pieces
Quick Link/NP Link/SS Link/Plastic Link for hanging

**Tools**
Scissors - for cutting and trimming leather
Saw - for cutting dowel pieces to length
Wire Cutter - for cutting plastic link chain
Drill - for holes in dowel pieces

1 - Prepare dowel pieces by cutting to sizes needed.  Drill holes at each end to accommodate leather strip.
2 - Take leather strip and make a loop around grapevine wreath, making sure to have equal lengths of leather strip on both sides hanging down when finished looping.
3 - String 3 pony beads, 1 oval bead, 3 pony beads.
4 - Repeat on other side.
5 - Tie secure knot on both sides of leather strips.
6 - Add 3-1/4” dowel piece.
7 - Add 3 pony beads, 1 oval bead to leather strip.  Repeat on other strip.
8 - Add 3-1/2” dowel piece.
9 - Add 3 pony beads, 1 oval bead.  Repeat on other strip.
10 - Add 3-3/4” dowel piece.
11 - Add 3 pony beads, 1 oval bead.  Repeat on other strip.
12 - Add 4” dowel piece.
13 - Tie secure knot on both sides.
14 - Add chain, taking ends and threading thru on leather strip.
Add plastic fish.  Tie secure knot and trim leather.  Repeat on other side.
15 - Add Plastic Link/NP Link/Quick Link for hanging.

This swing can be hung either way by just adding a large plastic baby link or shower ring to grapevine wreath and removing link at plastic chain end. 
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