DIY Awesomeness: Play Tent

Have you been enjoying the DIY posts this week? I sure have! Today's DIY project is stunning in a cute way. Taken from Land of Nod, (Crate and Barrel children's store) this project is totally within reach. 

I would like to introduce you to the fabulous, Holly Hency! She just moved from Seattle back to Indianapolis with her hubby, Nathanael and her 60 lb. dog Raleigh. Holly has some mad skills! Holly's an artist at heart! You gotta check out her children's play tent she created for her nephew.

  • hula hoop
  • different patterns of fabric (with lots of coupons from Joann Fabrics)
  • sewing machine/pins/scissors

 I wanted my play house to have more of a circus tent feel. I choose a red gingham for the large panels, red with stars for the top, and light blue with small white dots for the flags. 

Here are some photos of my progression.

 First I hemmed the edges.

 I traced and cut the flags. I kept them connected to save myself time later.

  I measured the diameter of the hula hoop to know how many I needed. I sewed them together.

The majority of the time for this project was hemming the edges of the large panels and sewing them together.

The most difficult part was figuring out the math for the triangles along the top to all come together. After much persuasion from my mother I did make a practice run out of newspaper before cutting the fabric for the top. I choose not to do windows because Reid is short and wouldn't be able to see out of them anyways. The Land of Nod also had a recall on the windows being a choking hazard, so overall was a good choice.

 Ta-Dah! $40

Thank you, Aunt Holly!

I think I need to step it up a notch when it comes to the aunt department. Thanks Holly for showing us it CAN be done!
For her post on this project, see her fun blog.


Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Great DIY! I so love the idea of using a hula hoop! Lucky little guy to have an aunty like Holly...

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