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Today I am sharing a cool DIY No-Sew Drop Cloth Teepee made for under $20! If you’ve visited Our Crafty Mom before you know I love a good thrifty project, so when Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage mentioned a drop cloth challenge, I knew I wanted to be a part of it! We all know how popular drop cloth projects are. Just look at Pinterest and you will find thousands of things created with drop cloth. I have shared projects previously where I used drop cloth to make pillows, curtains and even wreaths. Here are photos to those:
I have a beautiful great niece who is turning One in August. She is such a little cutie and really brings so much happiness to our extended family. I wanted to make something cool for her room and immediately thought of creating a little teepee for the corner of her room. Teepee’s have become so popular and are all over Pinterest. I purchased a 9 x 12 canvas drop cloth for $13.99 with a coupon.
Unfortunately, I do not sew-at all. I really wish I did! In Home Ec in high school I tried to make a skirt and ended up sewing the zipper on the bottom of the skirt-true story 🙂 I wanted to have as little cuts as possible and researched tutorials finding several no-sew ones that fit the bill. I picked up 5 1x2x8 furring strips at Lowes. I did have them cut to 6′ as I wasn’t sure how tall the ceilings were and didn’t want it to be too tall to fit. I used twine that I had on hand to attach the strips together basically just attempting to get them to stand in what looked like a teepee-hey I’m nothing but precise :)! It really is just trial and error until it is secure and then you can arrange it how you like it. I found one pole in the back and two on each side really worked well.
Next I found the horizontal center using the seam of the canvas and attached it to the back leg of the teepee with a staple gun. I added a few more staples and wrapped it around the other side of the teepee again using staples to hold it in place. I knew I would be adding embellishments to cover any visible staples, so I wasn’t too concerned with this. I trimmed off some excess canvas, but did leave enough so it could bunch on the floor. I plan to use the excess to make drop cloth flowers with hot glue. I made these before on the lamp and wreath shown above. I was a little late getting this done, but plan to also add some pretty ribbon along the front to up the cute factor for a little girl! I will update the photos when that’s done.
Here it is set up in my living room until her birthday arrives. I wanted to add something comfy for the floor of the teepee so picked up faux fur sheepskin at Joann Fabrics and just cut it in a nice shape to fit inside. I also borrowed my daughter’s sponge bob for this photo 😀
If you want to see additional ways to use drop cloth, head on over to The Shabby Creek Cottage for a fun drop cloth challenge! I am sure you will be inspired! Have a great day!
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