made her a teepee and she loved it! So, I decided to start a little tradition and make a teepee again for this birthday. The first teepee I made was so easy and cheap! But, it was kind of small and was outgrown in a year. So, I knew I needed to make this teepee bigger. It did cost a little more but was only around $20 to make. Of course, the cost could go up depending on all the embellishments you want to add.
To make this, I used:
4 pieces of pvc pipe cut at 5' each.
1 Drop cloth (4'x15')
So, I was really bummed when I found that I had bought a 4' by 15' canvas drop cloth when I thought I bought a 6' by 15' one. But, I soon realized that it was perfect. The height was the perfect height and I didn't have to hem the edges :) I followed the same idea of what I did with my first teepee in creating the triangles, except this time, I didn't need to make a complete triangle and cut off the top, since I used the hemmed edge as the top piece already. See the picture below for that to make sense and for the measurements :)
I cut 4 of these trapazoids I guess is what they would be called now (?) out of the drop cloth. I only measured on the first on, and used the first one as a template to cut the additional 3 pieces. To get the most out of the drop cloth, I turned it upside down for the next one, then switched it again for the 3rd one, etc. You can see what I mean above.
The next line was about 3.5" in. To make sure I had the correct width I needed to fit the pipe into it, I just held the pipe against the first seam and pinched the drop cloth around it and marked when the next seam should be. Depending on the size of your pipe, this measurement might differ. I then sewed that line. To keep the line straight and parallel to the other seam, I marked a spot on my sewing machine that the edge needed to be at all times as the fabric got fed through.
Now for the pipe. I drilled a hole through each pipe about 7 inches down.
The next step is to finally get her room done and put it in there with some cute little twinkling lights!
PVC pipe $6
Drop cloth $14
Spray paint -had on hand
Embellishments -had on hand
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