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Handmade Hideaways

Flickr find at Wallflower.


Whether you buy them, sew them, or throw them together on a whim – kids love forts.  They’re great for imaginary play with friends or quiet time alone with a good book.  And they’re perfect for those times when you’re stuck at home for one reason or another (say, for example, you live in the Midwest).  To get you inspired, I’ve collected some of the best examples and DIYs from around the web.  (Also, you won’t want to miss these amazing “Build a Fort” kits.)
But before we get to that – the one thing you really need for an impromptu fort is a quality blanket (or ten), right?  Well, I’m loving the bedding over at West Elm right now.  (So much so that after receiving the catalog today, I clumsily contrived a way to work the collection into this post.)  I’m also really loving that everything is 20% off.  Go check it out, just not before you click through to all the amazing handmade hideaways below.


photo via tiny & little.
Indoor play tent for sale at moozlehome.



Kids play tent tutorial from 2 little hooligains.



photo via pinterest.


Summer Sewing – Child’s Tent tutorial from Sew,Mama,Sew!



Tablecloth Play House for sale at Cool Spaces for Kids, spotted at Hip Hip Hooray.


Found at Flickr by something’s hiding in here.


Handmade Play Tent Flickr Find at ohdeedoh. 
Enchanted tent tutorial at Sew Homegrown (via pinterest).



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