One of the great things about our new home is that we have an open, spare room right off of the kitchen. It is almost like a second living room. But, since we only have one TV and just the right amount of furniture for one living room, the obvious thing to do was make it into a playroom! We have made bedrooms into playrooms in past homes but, since Vivian was born, we have had to cram all of our toys in our living room. For us, it ended up being a constant mess of toys that made our house seem consistently out-of-order. So, I was thrilled to have this super convenient space for my kids to call their own!
Right when I found out that we were going to have a playroom, I started looking up ways to make it seem a little more fun and “playroomy.” After searching Pinterest for hardly a few minutes, I found tons of adorable teepees. I could picture Myra crawling inside to read books or have special moments with Vivian. I knew my girls would love it and I simply had to have one!
Now, if you know me at all, then you know I am definitely not a DIY kind of girl. Oh, I so wish I was! I’m just not good at it and I don’t have very many crafty skills (like sewing or crocheting). I knew I wanted one and I love handmade things so I searched Etsy. I found lots of really cool teepees but they were so expensive! I think the cheapest one was $150 which was way more than I could afford. So, I resorted to plan B. My mom.
Thankfully, I have a very talented, crafty mom who loves to sew. Even more than that, she loves to sew things for her granddaughters! So, I knew she would agree to this project. Plus, this was right around the time we were staying with them for a week during our move, so I figured it would be a fun mommy/daughter thing! (Well, more like daughter picking out the materials and mom doing all the work) We looked through a bunch of DIY teepee tutorials until we found the one we liked the most. A few parts were a little hard to follow but it ended up working out really well! Isn’t it just the cutest?!
This teepee is such a fun addition to the playroom. Myra loves to have tea parties in her teepee and Vivian likes to crawl inside once in a while to hear Myra tell her stories. I love how much color it adds to the room and how many memories have already been made in this such a fun handmade treasure. Man, it’s a good thing someone is crafty in my family!
If you want to make this teepee, you can find the tutorial here.
Do you have any more fun ideas for playroom projects?