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This isn't exactly the speediest project in the world, but it can be quite meditative and will likely be one of your proudest and most-used (especially in the summer!) DIY achievements: weaving your own hammock!

If you've got the patience and some free time on your hands, this tutorial takes you through all the steps to make a two-tone sail rope hammock. The geometric weaving pattern used also holds up better than the traditional hammock weave.

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If you really stay focused, you can complete this project over the course of a lazy afternoon — and then reward yourself with a much-deserved nap afterward.

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