It's time to start planning the next slumber party for the cousins. The camping theme is going to be a hit! I want to start with the tents for the girls to sleep in. I should have put this post under Crafts but I am so excited about this party I thought I'd use the Party Blog for some ideas and the Craft Blog for others. Let's get started!
Here's how to create the tent!
4- 1” x 2” x 48” whitewood moulding
1- 3/4” x 48” poplar dowel
drill with a 3/4” spade bit
2 1/2 yards of fabric
Step 1: From the top of each moulding, measure and mark 6'' down. I needed my husbands help with the first few steps!
Step 2: With your drill and 3/4''spade bit drill a hole at your mark. Try to center it as much as possible.
Step 3: Make sure the holes are lined up by placing two moulding pieces on top of each other.
Step 4: Push wooden dowel through the holes of two mouldings. It should be a tight fit.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 and put together the other side with the two remaining mouldings
Time to cover the tent! I don't sew so I had to get creative. I used fabric I found on sale at Hobby Lobby.
Drape the fabric over the tent. Hot glue the ends of the fabric to the moulding. It may be smart to go back with a staple gun just to be sure the fabric is attached to the wood.
Whether you are making this for a comping themed party, sleepover or a reading nook I hope your little guy/girl enjoys their cozy space!
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I am Tanya, a 38 year old wife and mother of two. I currently reside in St. Louis, MO. I started Creative Celebrations as way to share with others my love for party planning. I hope that each time you visit you will come away with a tip, trick or new idea to make your event a CREATIVE CELEBRATION!