Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tent Time...

When I saw this FUN Tent Tutorial I KNEW Lilley-Kate would LOVE to have one of her own... So Friday Night Michael and I got the canvas cut and ready for stamping on Saturday morning...

I bought compressed sponges and we cut out some favorite shapes to stamp with (butterflies, flowers, hearts, ladybugs and polka dots) and we spent most of Saturday morning stamping the canvas out on our driveway... It dried pretty quickly with the sun out...


Michael had never "grommeted" before... I think he has found a new hobby! He followed the placement measurements in the tutorial and the directions (which I INSISTED he read) on the back of the package...

Then we set up the bamboo poles in the back yard... Lilley-Kate started to get excited at this point once the tent took "shape"...
Michael then fit the stamped canvas over the bamboo poles and laced up the front (and happened to mention like 50 times how fabulous the grommet work looked... yes Michael... you did a GOOD JOB)...
I added "streamers" as suggested in the tutorial... which Lilley-Kate LOVED... and TAH-DAH... Lilley-Kate's Tent was done!

The Tent was a fun project... and the tutorial (which we referred to NUMEROUS TIMES) came in handy... I/We would DEFINITELY recommend this project!!!
***Michael wanted me to mention that the measurements for cutting the half-circle won't give you an "exact square" and that you will have to fandangle the folding part at the BOTTOM before cutting... "square" the top point and cut the smaller half -circle and then "square" the bottom point and cut the bigger half circle... OH... And I'm suppose to mention too that the GROMMETING was a breeze... LOL***

2 comments:

Meg said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the tutorial we had so much fun putting it together! Great blog! Meg

Jenn said...

Super fun project! Are you going to keep it outside or in?? My girls SO love tents...can they come and play?

Jenn