4 Fun DIY Projects you can Tackle with Hemp
Nothing does DIY better than hemp. From soaps and shampoos, to mattresses, to the clothes on our back, the hemp products we made on our homestead were all DIY. We’re glad to offer people natural alternatives today, but we also understand that nothing compares to the sense of accomplishment from tackling a project yourself. Here are some ideas for you.
1. Dog or Baby Toys
If you’re new to DIY, this is a good place to start. Even classic store-bought dog toys are often just a short piece of rope with some knots or braids. One of our employees makes hemp rope toys for her own pets just for fun. Naturally hypoallergenic hemp rope is a great for dog toys, or for collars and leashes. You can play around with different patterns and colors to your heart’s content. Just make sure that if you use dyes, they’re non-toxic.
2. Furniture restoration
Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibers, which makes it great for furniture restoration projects like the one pictured below, which was made by Rosa R, one of our customers. We would especially recommend our heavy-duty suprema hemp webbing, which is a favorite of upholstery repair shops for vintage furniture.
Hemp wick isn’t just for lighting pipes. Lots of small business owners and DIY die-hards make candles with our beeswax-dipped hemp twine. Hemp wick is perfect for anyone looking to avoid the petroleum by-products and artificial fragrances put into most factory-made candles
Netting strands of hemp rope into a hammock might take longer than making a dog toy but hey, at least you’ll have a comfy place to rest when you’re done. If you’re not a fan of the natural hemp rope smell, you can use our hemp canvas, which doesn’t have a scent and is still processed without pesticides or chemicals. If you’d like a hemp hammock without the headache of making one, you can buy them on our site.
There are tons of other things you can do with hemp if you set your mind to it. We’re learning more about this plant’s potential every day as it moves farther into the mainstream. If you end up creating anything that you’re particularly proud of with hemp, we’d love to hear about it, and maybe inspire others on our social media with a picture or two. Send your hemp DIY projects to firstname.lastname@example.org.