A Kids’ Hideaway! {tutorial}

Now, that our new place has a bit more space…we decided to make a play area in the boys bedroom. We took out the changing table that was also under the loft bed and made a…

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All you need is a little place to make into the fort, material to cover the opening, floral wire (or any kind) and a suspension rod.

I first cut the material the size of the opening, plus room to hem around the edge. I also made a casing at the top for the rod to fit through.
 Now, I wanted to add a window for light and fun, but I needed to edge it so it wouldn’t collapse.
 Here is where I used white floral wire. Its a bit hard to see, so I added arrows.
 I cut out the center an inch from the wire. (my son was leaping over the material just as I snapped the photo.)
Snip the corners…
 
 Sew or HOT GLUE the wire to the fabric and the fabric to itself folded over. (I used hot glue!)
 Now you have a fabulous fort, with a fabulous window! I’m planning make a cardboard kitchen to go in this space someday… anyone ever personally made one? I have some ideas, but I need tips! 

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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. CLEVER! And kids LOVE this sort of stuff

  2. Anonymous says:

    Family fun magazine had a tutorial on how to make a cardboard kitchen about 6 months ago. Try looking there. Good job on the “fort”

  3. Good morning Emily! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award ~ http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2012/06/chicken-enchilada-soup-and-versatile.html ~ This is such a great idea – kids love to hide! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

  4. What a fun idea! I love the fabric you used as well.

    We’d love for you to link up to our Finished Friday blog party.

  5. I came across instructions for a cardboard kitchen when I was looking a crafts for decorating my kids’ rooms. Here’s the link… http://spoonful.com/crafts/crafts-for-girls-room-gallery/cardboard-kitchen/2554 I hope it is what you were wanting to do.

  6. such an easy project, and so much fun!

    Thank you for linking it up also at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/party . Tomorrow a new party opens up, so I am inviting you to come again with more great inspirational ideas/project tutorials.

  7. Lauren @ mercy(INK) says:

    very cute!!! my kids would go crazy over this. it’s the little things, right?
    would love you to come link up at our Hearts&Homes link party!!! http://www.mercyINKblog.com
    blessings!

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