July 23, 2010

I finally finished my teepee! Well almost, I'm planning on using leather chord to tie the posts together as well as secure the "walls" to the posts.  Also it needs a little decoration, but that will just have to wait for now.  Anywho the process was really simple and I recommend that anyone thinking about making one should go for it.  Here is how I achieved teepeedom.

Step 1:Get yourself some posts.  I found mine at my local nursery for only $3.99 a piece.  I believe the length is 8 feet.
Step 2: Tie that s*** together.  Like I said, I'm planning on using leather, but used canvas fabric I had laying around in the meantime.
Step 3:  If the neighbor's dog won't leave you alone take one of those $3.99 price tags and try to return it to said nursery.
(Step 3 works for any dog, ^Ali)
Step 4:  Space the posts out to your liking, I wanted mine to be super huge.
Step 5: Measure, measure, measure.
Step 6: Cut...after you've measured.
Step 7:  Sew panels together using heavy weight thread using a stretch stitch.  Reinforce the edges.
Step 8:  Decorate with blankets, pillows, door mats, puppies, and enjoy!

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  1. oh my god! I'm all talk, but you actually did it.
    good on you.

    nice floor mat. vintage or might i find one?
    also, just so ya know;

  2. thanks jamie!
    sad to say the floor mat is vintage, yet another steal from my local thrift store.
    also...wow that teepee puts my little guy to shame! thanks for the link!

  3. oh no, i didn't mean to put it to any shame. i DOUBT they built there own. but in case you ever need a cheap place to crash in san francisco. ;)

  4. Coooool, like ice cold lemonade...coooool.


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