This easy peasy indoor outdoor teepee was so crazy simple to make and works fabulously. It creates a cheery retreat from the madness of the world (and the bright sun) in the backyard. It creates a getaway from the craziness of family in the family room. It only take three things to make it which makes the shopping list super simple (assuming you have a sewing machine ready to go…). This post is sponsored by Fairfield World but the ideas and opinions are my own.
To get started, you will need the following five supplies in addition to your sewing machine.
- Oly*Fun in Assorted Colors (8 yards of the teepee base color and others for flowers)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- 4 Heavy Duty Sturdy Stakes
The first step is to tie your stakes together. Using yarn works great! Cut a piece about 72 inches long and double it up then wrap it around the four stakes about 5 inches from the top. Weave it in, out and around the stakes to get it secure.
Spread the stakes out to create a structure. The fantastic thing about these stakes is that they go into the ground to hold everything in place! This is awesome for windy Colorado. Measure the size of one triangular side of your structure.
Next, lay our four pieces of Oly*Fun at least the measured size of one side of your structure. Cut four pieces that are a tad larger than the measurement. I used an old metal curtain rod to get my lines straight because it is all I could find that was long enough. I folded the four pieces and measured the width on the bottom by the height to make a triangle.
Sew the pieces together down the lengthy side, leaving one open to create the door. Cut the top to great an opening to get your stakes through. When you put the teepee onto the stakes, use additional yard to tie it up at the top if you want it more secure. Add flowers in lots of fun Oly*Fun colors. To make the flowers, cut three sizes a color in a flower petal form. Use the pattern if it helps. You can enlarge it to get bigger flowers.
Bunch up the smallest of the three pieces and hot glue it to the next bigger one. Do the same with it to the largest of the three. Repeat over and over until you have your desired number of flowers.
Hot glue your many flowers to the teepee. This works best to do on the teepee when it is secured to the structure.
I love all of the colors together so much.
Put it out in the yard, grab a snack and a favorite pillow. This unicorn pillow was made with Fairfield World’s SUPER awesome 36 inch round pillow form.
So, run to your local craft store today and grab the things you need so you can whip up a teepee for your kiddos.
Cheers, to creativity,