DIY projects

Create your own environmentally friendly insect swatters

Keep flies and mosquitoes at bay without chemicals with this easy-to-make insect swatter

Makes 1

  • 1 x 50cm length of 15mm diameter dowel
  • 1 piece of leather or PVC [I used vegan leather] enough to make two 10cm x 15cm pieces
  • Leather adhesive [I used Ados F2]
  • Heavy weights [I used old books]
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • 2-3 small tacks
  • Leather or hole punch

Words by: Fiona Hugues
Photography by: Jani Shepherd of Gatherum Collectif.
Interior Designer: Fiona Hugues