Play tents and teepees are the stuff of my dreams childhood wonder. Seriously though, as a kid I relished any “secret” space that I could call my own and think of all the wonderful adventures that could happen in there! I really want one eventually…um for the kids…but they can get really expensive so here are ten of my favorite play tent and teepee DIYs:

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Be Still My Heart: 10 DIY Play Tents and Teepees
(or 1 Canopy Tent, 4 Teepees and 5 A-Frames)

A fantastic DIY take on a play canopy from Sew Liberated. Check out the rest of this fanastic room, I am in luuurve with that wall color! She made it with silk and an embroidery hoop hung with fishing wire.

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I especially love the details on the top of this teepee from Channing’s playroom featured on Apartment Therapy

Play Tents and Teepees

This no-sew teepee made out of fabric scraps from The Handmade Home should give everyone (read: me) hope

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Fantastic on it’s own, this graphic teepee on the black and white striped rug is to die for!

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Look at this colorful ruffled teepee made out of sheets from Sewing in No Mans Land!

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A simple, but stylish A-frame tent from My Cakies

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This chic A-frame tent was used for a WEDDING! Genius.

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I think these A-frame tents from Kelli Murray are my favorite. I love the hand stamped fabric and the tassel trim so hard.

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I LOVE this neon room. Click on the link to see the rest of it, totally worth it. Also the A-frame tent is awesome. There are windows. And neon floor cushions. And stuffed animals read to you there.

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This A-frame tent from Two Birds Boutique is sooo pretty. I love that she used a pallet as the floor and that it’s outside and that it was made using a staple gun. I have a staple gun. Get where I’m going with this?

Play Tents and Teepees | Shoes Off Please

What I’m getting from all of these tutorials: You need wood, fabric, and something to put it together like nails, hot glue, or staples. Feathers, tassels, and pom-poms are extra credit. Sewing is preferred, but not strictly necessary.

If you don’t want to make your own, there are plenty to be found on Etsy or kid sources like Land of Nod or Pottery Barn Kids.

Have you made a play tent, canopy, A-frame tent, teepee, or anything of the sort? Did you have one as a kid? We had a bunk bed that pretty much served that function, but I can’t wait until we can make one of these for the kids #dreamingofahouse

This is the last time I’ll be able to remind you to enter the LeSportsac giveaway that’s ending on Friday! The Jewish holiday of Sukkot starts tonight and I will not be on the computer until the giveaway ends. I will announce the winner on Monday! Good luck everyone!

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Have a great weekend and if you are celebrating then have a great holiday!

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