A stuffed animal hammock is a stylish way to keep your bedroom floor clutter-free while keeping your precious stuffed animals on full display!
Here’s how to hang a stuffed animal hammock.
7 Easy Steps In Hanging A Stuffed Animal Hammock
1. Choose A Specific Spot
The first step to hanging a stuffed animal hammock is to choose its spot. We highly recommend sprucing up that lonely corner, but the flat side of a wall would work just as well!
Avoid putting the hammock in the areas above doorways and windows, and don’t put it too close to the ceiling. Consider its height as well — do you want to hang the hammock somewhere you can easily reach?
2. Prepare the Hammock
Next, prepare the fabric of the hammock. Around six feet is ideal for the hammock, but remember that this is only an estimate. You can buy a net fabric so the stuffed animals can peek through while hanging. A silk scarf or a soft, floaty piece of fabric will work just fine as an alternative if you have those at home, so you won’t have to go out and spend some money.
Prepare the hammock by bunching the fabric at one end and making a 7-inch loop. Secure the loop with a string in your favorite color, so it doesn’t come undone, but make sure you leave a bit of room to slip your finger under it as you’ll need it for later. Do the same for the other end.
3. Mark Hook Positions On The Wall
Get back to number one and place your prepared hammock from number two exactly where you want it. Mark the hammock position on the wall with a pencil so you’ll know where to stick the self-adhesive hooks.
4. Carefully Install the Hooks
Follow the instructions on the packaging of the self-adhesive hooks (we highly recommend Command Hooks) and install the hooks on the marks you made in number three. It’s a great idea to wait a while (at least 30 minutes) before hanging anything on the freshly-installed hooks, so they don’t get dislodged easily. Shop The Plush Toys Collection Now
5. Hang the Hammock
Once that’s done, hang the hammock by catching the string you used to bunch the ends of the fabric together to the wall hook. Arrange the fabric accordingly.
6. Arrange The Stuffed Animals
Once you’ve hung the hammock on the self-adhesive hooks, fill it with your favorite stuffed animals and arrange it with your favorites in front! Be careful, though, on overfilling it, so the hammock doesn’t collapse and you end up right where you started.
7. Add Another Hammock Below (Optional)
Of course, if one hammock isn’t enough to keep all your stuffed animals off the floor, you can set up another one just below it. Just repeat the steps above for the second hammock.
This time, try using a fabric in a different color — one that would complement the one you’d just put above it!
What’s A Stuffed Animal Hammock?
A stuffed animal hammock is a cool, creative way to keep your stuffed animals off the floor while still putting them on full display for everyone to appreciate.
The hammock can be made from net fabric, silk scarf, or a floaty piece of fabric so the stuffed animals can peek through when displayed. It is secured to the wall with self-adhesive hooks. Here are some more stuffed animal display ideas.
Why Use It?
Arranging your stuffed animals on a shelf is all good and dandy, but using a stuffed animal hammock is a more creative way to spruce up your space.
A stuffed animal hammock is also perfect for smaller rooms that won’t be able to accommodate bulky toy shelves or toy boxes. You can still keep your room clutter-free despite the limited space!
Can you hang a stuffed animal hammock with Command hooks?
Yes, Command Hooks are perfect for stuffed animal hammocks! Command Hooks are fairly inexpensive yet highly durable and will keep your stuffed animal hammock in place.
Can you use any fabric to hang your stuffed animals?
Technically, yes, you can use any fabric to hang your stuffed animals, but we highly recommend using a net fabric, silk scarf, or any light, floaty fabric. These fabrics will allow your stuffed animals to peek through while they’re up on the hammock.
A stuffed animal hammock is a creative way to keep your stuffed animals off the floor while still keeping them on full display!
You can use a net fabric, silk scarf, or any light, floaty fabric for the makeshift hammock, and secure it to your bedroom wall with self-adhesive hooks. The stuffed toy hammock in my room is made with my favorite silk scarf!
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