Whether you are five or eighty-five, sometimes you just want to build a fort! Creating your own little cozy zone is fun, easy, and you get to hang out in it when you’re done! We love the idea of making a teepee fort for reading and relaxing, or as a cool & colorful playhouse where kids’ imaginations can run wild! We wanted to build a teepee that reflected our bohemian ways, so we used a traditional India block print tapestry for happy hippie walls! Making your own teepee is so easy; we’ll show you how!
You will need:
- Four 1″ x 5′ wooden dowels
- Hemp twine or string
- Safety pins
- The prettiest tapestry wall hanging you can find! Our favorites are a classic India print tapestry, block print tapestry, or tie dye tapestry.
- Block print pillows
- Prayer flags
- Colorful fashion scarves
- Any other bright and creative decorations you please!
Tie the dowels together with hemp twine, at least a few inches away from the top ends. It isn’t necessary to be particularly precise with your tying, though we wove the twine in and out in a bit of a figure-eight pattern, making sure it was wrapped securely around each individual dowel as well as connected to the others.
Wrap your tapestry around the teepee structure, lining it up so the ends of the tapestry are towards where you want the entrance to be. Our tapestry was a little bit taller than our dowels, so we folded the top of it down to make it the right size.