This is an awful picture. Let’s just acknowledge it and move on. Christmas crafting carries on late into the night and alas, good lighting does not.
Anyway, I made a tent using the fabulous instructions over at Cakies whose tutorial has probably inspired hundred’s of adorabe A-frame tents. She used a beautiful vintage sheet for her tent, but my tent was for a boy and most of the vintage sheets I’ve seen have been florals.
So I did what any sane person would have done in my situation. I stole one of the white tab-top curtains from the family room and used it for my tent.
It worked beautifully! It was a perfect fit and I didn’t need to hem a thing. I slipped the poles into the two outer tabs and then cut off the the tabs in the middle. Then I simply sewed two of the cut tabs onto the other side for the other two poles.
Voila! A Tent with only 5 minutes of sewing!
I wanted to add a little something “extra” to the white fabric so I carved a simple triangle (simple meaning I fretted over the darn thing for 30 minutes trying to get it just right) and then used black paint to stamp the fabric in a random pattern.
I grouped the triangles in sets of 2s and 3s with a couple singles thrown in for balance.
I think it’s safe to say that I’m in love with the tent. LOVE!
The kids love it too. It’s been a definite hit with the 6 and under crowd in our house.
I definitely recommend giving it a go, especially if you use a curtain. It was so, so, so easy and it kind of makes you feel like you are amazing.