Dave and I collaborated on an indoor/outdoor and foldable/take-apartable/storable play tent for a special birthday boy using a tutorial from Gemma of Gembobs Crafts. Check out her beautiful crocheted version here! The fabric for ours is “Red River II Stripe Blue” from Fabric.com, and two and one-half yards of 45-inch wide fabric was a PERFECT fit. It was easy and fun and we’re ready to make more! Thank you, Gemma! ♥
Clever idea! This also provides a shady spot for little ones to hide out! Love it!
Have a great week!
Thank you, Vickie! So far it’s an indoor toy since we’re still getting snow! But it’s very portable, so it’s all good! 🙂 P.S. Can’t wait for this grass to turn green! 🙂
That’s cute! I may need to make one for Penny. 🙂
She would LOVE it! And it would be super-fun to pick out some fun girly-girl fabric together, too! 🙂
Great idea I have been trying to think of a way to make a tent for the little ones for outside this summer to escape the hot sun, I will definitely give this a try.
It’s SO easy . . . and you’re such a handy person, you’ll have one whipped up in no time! Can’t wait to see yours, Lois! 🙂
Love how it all folds up for easy storage!
I do, too! Or you can even just fold it in half and lean it against the wall to get it out of the way. 🙂
Oooh, I LOVE this, it’s looks like lots of fun will be had:) I’ve seen one designed for throwing over a washing line, with sewn on windows, doors and climbing plants.. could add any details or keep it lovely and simple:)
I LOVE those ideas! Thanks, Vickie! 🙂
You are soo talented! I’m still trying to figure out how to make nice pillows!
Well, this is even easier than a pillow, so give it a try! 🙂 And thank you for the nice compliment! 🙂
Wonderful idea!! Have bookmarked it and think this will work, along with the “Bunny Bowling” idea I found elsewhere, for my GG Grand daughter’s b’day this summer!!!! Thanks so much!!!!! Hugs……
Yay! You’ll love making it and she’ll love getting it! Can’t wait to see yours! 🙂
Will definitely do a post on that project! Her b’day is the beginning of July so my thoughts are already in that direction!!
That’s such a great idea! And I love how small it is when it’s folded up. Genius! 🙂
Whoever designed this really IS a genius! And it was a big hit! 🙂
I’ll bet it was! I’d love something like this even now 🙂
Interesting timing of your post because my grandson and I were making a tent in our family room last night.
What fun! There’s something about having those secret, small spaces that we all seem to love! 🙂
This is awesome! I bet the birthday boy is going to be thrilled!
Thank you . . . and he DID love it! 🙂
Awesome!! Pinned! 🙂
Yay! Have fun making one! 🙂
That’s wonderful is great idea for children play in the garden and inside with friends !!
I hope you’ll get a chance to try it! It’s SO easy and has so many options for colors, fabric, and a-la-mode! 🙂
Yes, will be a good idea to try 🙂
Thank you, Danielle! 🙂
This is so neat! Great idea and so easy to bring along for an afternoon at the park : ]
What a great idea!!! I should make some to keep at home for outings when our family comes to visit! 🙂
As my granddaughter naps on the couch beside me, I’m looking at a tent just like this set up in their living room. Brookie loves it! Such a neat thing!
I’ll bet she has so much fun with that! 🙂
Wow how cute! I would’ve loved one of these as a child!
Me, too! 🙂
I think the tent is adorable. Great idea
Thank you! 🙂
I would have loved this as a kid!!!! It looks so easy to make too. :0)
I would have, too! 🙂
Brilliant idea and I love the fabric choice! I also love how it can be set up so quickly and folded down for easy storage. Pinterest, here we come! ~Thea
You’re such an encourager! Thank you, Thea! 🙂
Thank you! I am always in awe and inspired when I visit your blog. I am not always immediate in my comments and likes because I have so many other responsibilities in my life right now. But be assured I am totally enjoying your blog. ~Thea
I would totally love to play inside that tent! And how wonderfully portable. Lovely work as always, Katherine.
Thank you, Lauren! I just now crawled out of it . . . pillows, a flashlight, a stack of books, and a fun little boy to read to! 🙂
Love this!! I may make this for the kids 🙂
Yay! It’s super-easy and they will LOVE it! 🙂
Oh I know they will!!
Lovely idea. Wish my kids were still small so I could make them one or two or three!
I think ( and maybe hope ) that grandkids will be some time away yet.
This is amazing! The crochet one is beautiful too! I wonder if I can make one big enough for me to fit in…
I got in this one WITH Brody AND all his pillows AND a stack of books AND a flashlight . . . of course my feet stuck out the end, but oh, well! 🙂
This would be great to sit outside and read under in summer…I’m sure I could squeeze in one! Looks like another project for me!
So cute! Maybe I can make a bigger version for myself 😛
I’m thinking about that, too! 🙂
This is so cute and fun! Pinning this for later use. 🙂
Thank you, Kenley! 🙂
Fabulous idea, love how it packs up nice and small, might need to give this a try, just hoping we will get outside sometime soon! Thanks for sharing, great job!
Thank you! It snowed again this weekend . . . but the tent is a great indoor toy, too! 🙂
Where was this when the Boys were little? Love it! I could have made one for each of them, although at least two of the Boys probably would have used them to club their siblings. So maybe not so bad that you just discovered them now….
So true, so true! 🙂 We made tons of tents with blankets and folding tables, didn’t you? 🙂
That is one of the best ideas. Thanks for sharing where you found it…:)
You’re very welcome . . . their tutorial is excellent!!! 🙂
What a cute tent! Wonderful idea, too, making it portable. Thanks for sharing your finished product. I’ll bet one little boy was thrilled! 🙂
He was! And he let me get in it with him! 🙂
This would be a great shade area for my Fiona, I love this idea. I wonder if I can glue gun it? lol
Sure! That should work fine! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you! It was fun to make and (true confessions) fun to play in! 🙂
Kids love having their own space to crawl into and get cozy… what a great gift!
Thank you, Kerri! (And, truthfully, I still like those spaces, too!) 🙂
Come to think of it, me too. 🙂
Love this idea. My niece and nephew love being outside this will be great in the heat. Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome! 🙂
that’s cute! I love it!!
Thank you, Jennie! 🙂
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I’ve been too afraid that my kids will destroy my camping tent if I set it up in the playroom for them so I’ve been meaning to find/make something else and this’ll do! I’d been wondering what I’d sew with those two ugly tablecloths I’d inherited from past roommates anyway. Off to the hardware store for wood because like every grown woman should, I already own a drill and I know how to use it!
Wow! This is a great and wonderful idea!
Very, very beautiful!
Thank you so much! 🙂
I have a little grandson that loves to build forts. This would be perfect for him…so cute!
Our grandson loved it . . . I’ll bet yours will, too! 🙂
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