December 31, 2013

A-Frame Tent!


You guys!! I made the best thing ever!!
And I can brag about it being the best thing ever because it's not my idea. You read Cakies, right? Duh. So you've probably seen her super-easy tutorial for an A-frame tent. I'd seen the post before, but when I got to the spot about the "spade bit" I was like: "Oh no! I don't know what that is...I can't do this." (I get scared like that about some things...) But for Christmas I was determined to make one for Paige so I went to Lowes and **all by myself** figured out what a spade bit was and bought it. (Not scary after all, although it looks a little fierce.) And the wood of course, which I was happy to discover was all precut to the size I needed. Awesome.

So what I'm telling you is, you can make this. It's so easy you'll die. AND if you already have the fabric (or an old sheet?) it will only cost you about $15. Nice.

The only thing I had to switch up from her tutorial was an added bit of leather cording to keep the frame from going past a certain point. I only had to do that because my hole-drilling skills aren't the greatest so there wasn't a tight enough grip on the dowel.

Isn't it cute, though? I want to make some different fabric cover options for it so we can switch it out now and then. Of course Paige loves it. She's already slept in it a couple of times. :)

Happy New Year's Eve!! Be safe!
Love,
Disney

13 comments:

  1. What a magical shoot! So beautiful!

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  2. Love it. Love the dreamcatcher, too - adds lots of color. Happy New Year.

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  3. Love the lace and pom poms. Beautiful.

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  4. Oh i love this, D! Your little special touches are great. And love the photos of Paige out in the snow, too. HNY! :)

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  5. This is so fun! My son loves to play in his little tents, but he wants to be able to see out, too. This is a great way to do both :). Your finished product is adorable, as is your little girl :)

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  6. Oh, Disney! It's so pretty! Any chance you'll tell us about the leaf mobile-thingie too?

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  7. Ahh - I've always wanted to make one but didn't because it looked intimidating to make. hmmm... i think you have convinced me to give it a try :P
    M.
    daisiesbliss.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, I hope you do! I was so surprised by how easy it was. And all of Paige's friends are loving it!!

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  8. Disney the giant pom poms KILL me! Plus cutest photoshoot of paige possibly ever! Print and immediately frame the one of her smiling in the teepee, i die.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you say that 'cause they kill me too!! It's so weird how much happiness can come from extra-bulky yarn. :O) And yes, I should have one printed, good idea!

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  9. This is absolutely ADORABLE! And how beautiful is Paige? You are so talented. I want to be a great mommy like you. :)

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