How inviting is this lace teepee? Since lots of readers loved the teepee in Abbey's apartment, we figured we'd share an easy way to make one yourself. Wouldn't it be a fun place to cuddle up, take a nap and read books? Here are the instructions...
My genius friend Kendra put together this tutorial:
1. Buy four 1" x 2" x 6' pine boards, which are very light, from a hardware store. If you can only find 8' pieces, you can ask them to cut them down to 6'. You'll also need a sanding sponge, a piece of elastic, an old sheet or basic fabric, some string and a pair of scissors. (I used a vintage lace tablecloth.)
2. Sand the boards down until the wood is very smooth.
3. Tie a 16" piece of elastic tightly around the lumber, about 8" from the top.
4. Spread the lumber out to make the teepee base.
5-6. Drape the fabric around and tie off (we just tied these on the opening and used three ties per pole: top, middle, bottom).
That's it! The whole project takes less than 20 minutes and costs under $15, and the teepee hardly takes up any space once you pack it away. Plus, says Kendra, "you can pretty much guarantee that any kid will ask to sleep in it." :)
Thanks, Kendra! What do you think? Will you try this out? It would be such a treat to present to your child on Christmas morning:)
(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Kendra Smoot)