This tipi is super easy to make, and creates such a lovely feature for a room. Add some LED fairly lights and some comfy cushions and you have the perfect reading corner.

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 4 X broom handles
  • A dust sheet
  • Tape
  • Rope
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun and staples

 

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Here's how it's done...

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    Start by lining up the broom handles and securing it together with tape about six inches from the tops. You’ll need to make this tight enough so that they don’t slip, but so that you’re still able to move them slightly.

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    Spread the four handles to make the structure of the tipi. Make sure there is enough room for a child to sit inside.

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    Cut the dust sheet down slightly so that it’s easier to manage. Make sure that it’s width is a little larger than the length of the broom handles.

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    Wrap the dust sheet around the tipi, with the centre of the dust sheet at the back.

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    Use the staple gun to secure the sheet to the top of the tipi, just above the tape. You want to leave around two inches above the stables. (You can fold this excess back down to so cover the staples.)

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    Pull the dust sheet tight around the tipi, and down the length of one of the two front poles.

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    Stable it in place and then repeat on the other side.

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    Trim the excess – make sure that you leave enough material on each side to cover the ‘door’.

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    Wrap some rope around the top of the material to finish it off.Step ten.jpg resized

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Amy Marsden

By Amy Marsden on 13.03.17

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