Spring Tent DIY

My son Henrik loves to make tents and forts.  He builds one practically every day.  This year for an Easter surprise I decided to make my children a tent that they could leave up and play with all day every day.  I used the genius tutorial featured on a beautiful mess invented by Rubyellen.  I then made some of my own modifications.  I added an extra wooden piece of moulding at the bottom of both sides so that the tent won’t slide down and will stay upright on hard wood floors.

I also added a window with a roll flap that snaps open.  I lined the inside of it with a blue geometric fabric.  I trimmed the window and the outside of the tent in a solid aqua fabric bias tape that I made.  I ended up using a small black polka dot fabric for the tent.  I cut and sewed the green fabric on the bottom to look like grass and make it feel more like spring.  To make the tent more cozy I made a few floor cushions in corresponding colors (even a star pillow).

I think it’s safe to say they love the tent.

I may have also got my children two bunnies.  I couldn’t help myself.  I had bunnies growing up as a child and had so much fun with them.  Henrik named the black one hoppy and Maja named the brown one honey.

Aren’t the bow tie and bow so cute that Henrik and Maja are wearing?!  If you’re interested in some for your little ones my sweet friend makes them and you can get them here.

I hope you enjoy!



Comments (5)

Courtney in London
April 10, 2013

This tent is so cute!! And those little bunnies are adorable. My kids would be so jealous! xx

April 10, 2013

I absolutely love this! thank you for sharing, it’s such a gorgeous spring tent.
And the little bunnies… aaah, my heart is melting! 😉

Esther in Amsterdam
April 10, 2013

Oh Meta that is just wonderful!! It turned out really really nice — lucky kids! And BUNNIES!! That is just too sweet. xxx

April 10, 2013

that’s nice! we want one like this!

April 22, 2013

I love these! Pinning this and adding it to our weekend to-do list! Thanks!

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