DIY Yarn Tent

This week, we create a colorful tent that will put a giant grin on any child’s face. After testing the market, we’re happy to report we succeeded in our goal! Added touches of cotton yarn pom-poms really take the cuteness factor to a whole new level. Our kid-tester, Miss Emerson, gives it a huge smile and two enthusiastic thumbs up. Keep reading for steps and supplies…

What you need


What you need

  • Cotton Yarn
  • Drill
  • Fabric Glue
  • Scissors
  • (3) Yards of Cotton Jersey Stretch Fabric
  • (4) Pieces of 5' x 1.5" Wood
  • (3) 4' Dowels
  • 4' Wood Screws

Let's Get Started

Step 1

Gather all materials.

Step 2

First, tie on your first piece of yarn and then start wrapping it around the wood.

Step 3

To switch colors, tie the end of the yarn you were wrapping to the next color of yarn, then continue wrapping until you cover most of the two front wood pieces. When you reach the end, knot off the yarn by tying to the last loop. Reinforce loose knots with glue.

Step 4

Next, assemble the teepee by crossing the two pieces of wood and drilling through them and into the dowel. Repeat on the back of the dowel to create the basic structure of your teepee.

Step 5

Step 6

Next cut a piece of fabric (we used a cotton jersey stretch material) that will be the tent cover. Glue each of the long ends of the fabric around each of your remaining dowels. Let dry.

Step 7

Drape over the teepee structure, then drill through the bottom of each piece of wood into the dowels.

Step 8

To make the pom-poms, wrap yarn around three fingers.

Step 9

Next, take the yarn off your hand and tie another piece around the middle of the yarn, tie in a knot.

Step 10

Then, cut the loops. 
Trim uneven ends
string poms on white yard with an oversized needle.

Step 11

Step 12

Step 13

Hang on your teepee 

Step 14


Thanks again to I SPY DIY for helping us create our Cotton DIY Series! 

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