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People Are Turning Their Trampolines Into Outdoor Dens

People Are Turning Their Trampolines Into Outdoor Dens

Now that summer is here and we're still firmly in lockdown (sigh), people are beginning to take their DIY efforts outside.

Back gardens across the country are getting the quarantine treatment, with budding upcycling pros jazzing up just about anything they can in their boredom with insane results.

Already we've seen incredible outdoor bars made from palettes, fairy gardens made from old tyres and seriously pretty garden glamping situs. But the latest DIY idea that's caught our eye involves just an old trampoline.

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People are turning their old, unused trampolines into cosy outdoor dens complete with hanging curtains and fairy lights. Why spend money on a Love Island-esque day bed when you have a perfectly good one sitting in your back garden anyway, eh?

First spotted on Facebook group Gardening On A Budget Official, Cari Hooson, 35, shared her outdoor daybed which featured unused sheets used as curtains and pretty pink bedding.

Cari, who has three kids, told Tyla the daybed didn't cost her a penny and was created simply by using materials she already had around the house. "I made it at the start of lock down still going strong!" she says.

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Cari Hooson attached sheets to her trampoline safety net using cable ties (Credit: Cari Hooson/Facebook)
Cari Hooson attached sheets to her trampoline safety net using cable ties (Credit: Cari Hooson/Facebook)

To make it, Cari simply took an old bag of duvets that were headed for the charity shop, and threaded them on to an old washing line. She then attached the washing line to the top of the trampoline's safety net with cable ties to create the curtained effect.

Inside, the mum-of-three used old throws and coordinating cushions and pillows to decorate.

Cari decided to keep the safety net in tact, as her children still use the trampoline-come-daybed.

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The mum-of-three decorated the inside with old sheets and cushions (Credit: Cari Hooson/Facebook)
The mum-of-three decorated the inside with old sheets and cushions (Credit: Cari Hooson/Facebook)

Instead of using a safety net and curtain to create a draping effect, Viki Hutchinson made use of the stunning wisteria in her garden as cover instead.

Viki had her children paint their old trampoline with acrylic paint to give them something to do over lockdown, and put fence panels around it for some privacy.

"I love Morrocan and boho style cushions and throws so just look out for them on eBay and in charity shops. The large cushion is from Aldi," she says.

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Viki Hutchinson went for the boho theme (Credit: Viki Hutchinson/Facebook)
Viki Hutchinson went for the boho theme (Credit: Viki Hutchinson/Facebook)

We're really into this idea, especially since we haven't used our trampoline since 2013.

*Orders fairy lights and curtains.*

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Featured Image Credit: Cari Hooson

Topics: Home, Style News

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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