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} , one equally crazy daughter 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

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