News flash--Kiddy Tent exceeds expectations of mom!
For OKT (operation kiddy tent) I had some inspiration. I was recently scouring the internet and pinterest to come up with something durable and effective. My kiddos are kind of hard on toys as most toddlers are so I wanted something that would stand the test of time. I saw these tents a long time ago and thought they were cute. I also saw this style of tent also by Lindsay and Drew, but they seemed a little too time consuming. By time consuming, I mean there was more than one step involved and required more focus than I intended to give. They really are quite lovely but I needed something Uber Easy!
Well, just the other day I received a sweet post from The Handmade Home with a wonderful, no sew Teepee. I was so excited to see this because I also did not want to sew mine. I actually thought hot glue would do the trick. I actually ended up just using a staple gun and no hot glue at all- just my hubby's help and a little inspiration. It went well and I think I was more excited than anyone in the house at the final result. So here is my interpretation/ version of the no sew teepee from The Handmade Home. I ad-libbed some parts but the same form was used and I considered putting the ends of the planks in bricks to keep them stabilized but for now the carpet does the trick. All I used was 6 --1 x 2 x 8's and fabric that I already
hordedhad in the house. Also the staple gun and lots of cookies to keep the kids at bay! It was a fun and productive Saturday and we all had a ball!
Here is what I did
|Drilled with something underneath to protect floor|
|drilled 1 foot down on all 6 pieces of 1x2x8|
|all 6 pieces done|
|roped the bungee rope through each piece|
|all 6 put in a row together|
|teepee forming...pulling the rope through pretty tightly|
|inside of the teepee- we started to go over and under each board with the rope|
|Inside of the teepee before the beams were wrapped with fabric to keep from splinters and to look cuter|
|with the fabric wrapped on the beams|
|different fabric to decorate the top of teepee|
|This is a piece of fabric that rotates around the entire teepee and it is the front flap of the teepee to keep them hidden inside-its tied together with a bow in back|
|and this is the end!|
I think there are a lot of different ways to make tents and came across another post with 15 styles of tents right after we put this together! Different kids require more or less sturdiness and function but this one is universal I think.
Have you made a cool tent and the big question...Do your kids actually use it?