were featured on 100 layer cakelet! so fun!
100 layer cakelet is an offshoot of 100 layer cake,
which is an awesome wedding blog, but this one's a family blog.
they feature family photos, birthday party ideas,
nursery decor inspiration, kids crafts, & more.
can't wait to dig through all their pretty posts.
check out the feature HERE.
this reminded me that i never shared my teepee tutorial.
sorry about that!i wanted to make a visual guide, but got stuck.
but here's a little detail on how i made it.
DIY TEEPEE MATERIALS:
+ 2 queen-size sheets
+ 4 wooden dowels, whatever size you prefer,
just make sure they fit in your car!
you can get these at a hardware store
+ thick rubberbands and/or twine
+ fabric scissors
+ sewing machine & thread
DIY TEEPEE INSTRUCTIONS:
1) i took 2 vintage sheets and cut them apart diagonally.
this left me with 4 equal-sized triangles.
2) then i reversed some of the triangles
(every other triangle should be flipped horizontally),
placed them together in a semi-circle shape,
and sewed them together.
3) i added some pom pom trim that i had on hand.
4) i sewed some velcro strips at the top of the fabric,
to keep it closed over the dowels.
5) i used rubberbands at the top of the dowels,
to hold them together.
i was going to cover them in twine, but got lazy.
that's it! so simple!
violet loves to play in the teepee!
if i were to make it again,
i'd add more fabric (one more sheet) so it closes better.
i'd also sew strips for the fabric to hook on to the dowels.
then it would be more sturdy for kids to play in.
that would get pretty tricky though.
it cost me probably only around $30 for the dowels.
the rest of the materials i had on hand, and i love crafting.
but if you'd rather buy a teepee,
here are some that i love for just $150.