Saturday, 14 February 2015

Simple DIY Teepee Fort (No Sew)

This DIY teepee fort is really simple to build and it makes a cosy hideaway for kids.  It's no sew and you can put this den up and take it down in minutes.  Whilst it's great fun playing in it inside the house, I cant wait to take it outside into the garden in the Summer.
Simple no sew DIY tepee fort for kids

You will need (affiliate links for your convenience) 


6 Bamboo canes (We got ours from our local garden centre)
Wigwam cane grip (US link / UK link
Washing pegs (US link UK link)
A king size sheet ( We just used an old one we had lying around)
String (US link / UK link)


How to make a simple no sew DIY tepee fort for kids

How to build a simple teepee


Start by pushing your bamboo canes into the wigwam cane grip. 


make a simple no sew DIY tepee fort for kids

Pull the bamboo canes together at the top and tie together with string.  Pull the bottom of the canes out until your teepee is your desired size and shape. 


building a simple no sew DIY tepee fort for kids how to make a simple den


Drape the sheet around the bamboo canes and peg it into place (you don't need many, Harry just likes adding lots of pegs!)  I folded our kingsize sheet over to make it the right height. Then I pulled the sheet to the top of the teepee frame and pegged it into place at the top using a few pegs. I added extra pegs at the bottom of the bamboo canes to keep the sheet in place. I pulled back the extra fabric on each side of the teepee to make an opening, (but Harry sometimes likes to leave it closed so it's extra cosy inside.)


how to make a simple den

Make your teepee cosy by adding blankets, cushions and fairy lights. I wove our lights in and out of the bamboo at the top of the teepee (just make sure you use fairy lights that don't get hot!)


how to make a simple den.  NO SEW TEEPEE

We like to fill our teepee with teddies, have picnics and watch movies in our teepee. 

how to make a simple den.  NO SEW TEPEE

What will you do in yours? 

Harry: Age 3
Daisy: Age 6 months

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