Remember my curbside find? Yes, during my little city, ND annual curbside clean-up days, I found Mur-Man an awesome toddle swing, but there was ONE major issue. The current clasp was broken, but this is a simple fix.
First up, you must know that Steve and I (or I better say Crafty G-ma and Handy G-pa) purchased Mur-Man a swing set. Steve and I researched extensively what swing set would work best in our yard, fit within our budget, and suit Mur-Man the best. We decided to purchase a metal swing-set at Wal-Mart and shipped it site to store (FREE SHIPPING).
|Not a permanent location...once the sod is set--it will move.
We found that the metal swing sets were a much better bang for the buck versus the wooden options and decided to go that route. In the end, the swing set cost us just over $140.00 (or cost my mom and dad), but we are very satisfied.
Not only that, but the FREE swing works great and Mur-Man loves SWINGING! But it needed to be repaired. SUPER EASY. The clasp cost just under $2.00. The strap/belting ribbon was FREE! I simply used an old camera strap that fit perfectly.
|I love those two words: NO SEW
The best thing about this project is that it was a NO SEW FIX. Simply cut the belt and loop it up. Also, Handy G-Pa re-attached the lower strap with the original screw.
|The old strap was filthy!