Hello So Much Better With Age friends! I’m Melissa, a first time mommy and fairly new blogger at Fawn Over Baby. My blog is a collection of inspirational posts regarding all things baby with a few diy attempts by me. I am so honored to be guest posting today on one of my favorite “Go To” blogs for diy, home and party design. I am truly inspired by Jamie’s amazing creativity and I’m so thankful that she is sweet enough to share all of her diy tricks with all of us. Although I still have a lot to learn when it comes to Do It Yourself projects, I am thrilled to share my successful diy attempt on How To Build a No-Sew Teepee. I had so much fun working on this with my husband and hope that it comes across as easy as it was to build.
Part I – Structure:
1. Measure and use a pencil to center mark 18″ from the top of all your wooden poles.
2. Drill a 1/4″ hole through each marking on all of your wooden boards.
3. String your twine through each hole, tying a knot on each board as you go. (see photo below).
4. Stand your wooden poles up, align the holes and tie with a loose knot.
5. Begin spreading the poles out, positioning each one to create your preferred width and height. (You may need to elicit help with this step)
6. Once you have the teepee shape you want, wrap the top of your teepee with twine as many layers as you need to tightly secure.
Part II – Covering:
1. Fold your tarp lengthwise. Measure and mark about 60″radius from the corner of the folded edge, creating a semi-circle. Then cut along that line, creating a collar to fasten around the top of your teepee structure.
2. (Not Pictured) Wrap your tarp (right side out) around your teepee structure about 60″ from your twine fastening.
3. (Not Pictured) Safety pin the opening shut (or have your helper hold) in position while you draw a line marking your preferred length all the way around the bottom of your painter’s tarp
4. Cut along your marked hem ( I would even cut a bit outside your line as it’s always easy to trim or tuck under than it is to add length).
5. Starting at the top of your opening, add 5 grommets on each side.
6.Wrap your tarp around your structure, then string your boot strings through your grommets to secure your closure.
7. Add a cute rug or blanket and lots of pillows for comfy lounging.