Last winter we got rid of our kid's Little Tikes house
After pinteresting tons of ideas...
like the pallet playhouse
|this is not my child so I felt she should remain anonymous|
|I could just see a cracked skull from falling of the top or swinging into the house|
So I turned to Ana White and found the $20 tent. It literally took $4 worth of screws, I already had enough 2x2x8 boards and a couple of old sheets. Score!
I worked on it for about 3 hours this morning and here is what I came up with
The tent "door" can be open
or closed for a little more shade
you can see it closed a little better from this angle.
I gave it a few touches like a solar lantern, every camp needs a lantern right?
And pinwheels from their Easter baskets, which have had aprx. 10 homes since Easter.
It really is a hit, he is one happy "camper!"
Ok for my mods off Ana White's plan...
I used 8ft pieces of lumber, its what I had and I wanted as few cuts as possible. You should just stick to her plan, those 2x2's were a beast to work with.
As for the fabric, I used a king sheet and a twin sheet. I sewed them together end to end and made the corners line up in the back. Does that make sense?
then I just draped them over the top along my stitch and tucked them in at the bottom and around the sides. The king sheet allowed for a bit of a door. I didn't want to attach it because I wanted it to be super easy to take off and on so that I didn't kill the grass leaving it covered all summer.
Also I plan on using at as a greenhouse over my garden this winter and just wrapping it in plastic. We have a small yard, multi-functional is a plus.
|Insert greenhouse tent over top and the perfect place for my hanging baskets to weather the winter.|
Ok so thats it, it really is simple guys. Make one and feel free to ask if you have any questions.