For some time now, I have been looking at purchasing a Teepee for my daughter. They seem to be the latest must-have thing for kids, and seem to be loved by the kids, who love to sit in them, play with toys or even read books gasp! This seems ridiculous!!
While blanket forts are still a trusty go-to, why not up the ante with a DIY no-sew teepee that can stay out year-round? It requires intermediate crafting skills and is collapsible for easy storage. Before you start, wash and dry the canvas drop cloth in a regular warm cycle with detergent and fabric softener.
All you need is PVC pipe, hot glue, rope, and fabric. Post contains affiliate links. As a brand ambassador for Waverly Inspirations at Walmarteach month I am sent a fun box of fabrics with the challenge to create something unique!
Teepees were a common sight on the American plains, back in the days when the buffalo roamed. Compact, efficient and portable, teepees were a perfect home for nomadic people. Today, they are a symbol of adventure and of a deep bond with nature. PVC pipe is a good alternative because it is light, sturdy and inexpensive.
With PVC pipes, you can make any shape you want. From a square tent, to a house, to a teepee!! I also made a cushion for the bottom of the teepee with an old duvet and covered it with leftover material.
A wealth of options when it comes to construction—from simple no-sew tutorials to the more involved machine-required projects—make it easy for DIYers of any skill set to tackle this trendy hideaway in a weekend. Let these five crafty projects inspire you to build your own imaginative retreat. At the top, string lights woven around the poles make this hangout a magical spot for playing, both day and night.
I also recommend that you read through the comments because there are more links to finished projects for you to see, as well as some tips and tricks people have suggested that are good. A sewing machine is a power tool. It is probably not the first thing that a person thinks of when starting a conversation about power tools, but it is one nonetheless.
My teepee is different than Smile and Waves because I wanted mine to be collapsible It's hard to store something that is 7 feet tall Mine breaks down and folds down to 4 feet