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Want to build a blanket fort but don't know how? Don't worry, simply follow the illustrated instructions below and you will be rockin' out with hot babes in your members only, VIP blanket fort in no time!
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Step 1: The layout

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You will want to start by moving your furniture to accommodate the size of your blanket(s) and picking a floor plan that will hold up agains't intruders. In this example I use a couch as the back wall and a tall lamp as the center piece. You may adjust the layout according to your room of course. Also, if you need to hook blankets together to maximize the coverage simply use clothes pins or safety pins. Duct tape will also work if it is readily available and you have the right type of blankets. Quilts usually work best to deter light and enemies, they are thick and sturdy.

Step 2: Draping the blanket

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After choosing your blanket, drape the blanket over your tallest item or center-piece. Lamps, coat hangers and tall bar stools work best. Broom handles or anything like that will work also if you can get it balanced right. In this scenario I use a tall lamp.

Step 3: Turn the lamp off!

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If you are using a lamp do not forget to turn it off as it is a fire hazard. Fire and flatulence are the blanket fort's worst enemies. If either are present, your chances of gathering a crowd of ladies will be very slim.

Step 4: Continue draping the blanket

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Continue draping the blanket over your parimeter. In this example, I tuck the blanket into the back of the couch and make sure it is secure.

Step 5: Keep on expanding

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Tuck the blanket around your other items like the chair and empty keg. Your blanket will not keep getting bigger like this one, sorry. You may need to add blankets at this point with the safety-pins, duct tape or clothes-pins.
metal-matt5 years ago
i am 12 years old and what is this?
just kidding.
lol i know right? this is amature hour. lol jk.
coatesy9005 years ago
That "hot babe" has no hands. Personally, that just doesnt do it for me. :D
Her name is actually Michelle "Stumpy Stump" McTwist. she is one of Albanian hottest singing sensations, with her number two hit "I got no hands to tell the time with" remaining a club classic in the Eastern Bloc countries.  She regularly frequenst nightclub in Albania as a guest dj, she can't scratch but she can use her stumps as a sort of modified coat hangers for the three people that come to watch her. She can also be seen doing the rounds at Ablanian largest (and only) shopping mall, where she sings her well known anthem to at least  six people and a flock of goats every other tuesday.
jsummerlin5 years ago
If you turn the lamp on the whole thing will go up in flames!!!!
Alex Allen5 years ago
Most definitely appreciate the aqua teen hunger force poster in the background.
halberdear5 years ago
i made one by making a little cube of giant tinker toys and chairs on the front and back of it and a couch and wall on the right and left sides, i made some VIP passes and gave them to the cats to wear around there necks...heheh...awesome.
naruto 7776 years ago
i made one of theses that took up my whole beroom once, me and my litter brother made it, well more like i made it because he has no building skills whatso ever, all my brother did was get stuff when i told him to, our fort had like 4 rooms
I used to do the same, one time it was a crawling maze to get to the real for fort.
redrebel56 years ago
ok dude how old are you an ur making forts isnt that kinda weird
One, you make forts too so shush Two, He is the adult now, therefore he can do as he pleases FYI, make a good ible before you criticize others
theosullis7 years ago
I made one that took up my whole basement,my basement is the playroom. It just went on and on probably because we used bedsheats they work the best and are amazingly big.
hehe beer keg or table the silver thing
my new nerf battle fort to fall back on
bobber8087 years ago
Sometime this week I am going to put on my blanket making socks, walk down the hall, and we will make this happen...
w00ty327 years ago
you need to add a list of things to put in it:
1. barbeque chips
2. pillows to lay on
3. laptop, so you can read more awesome instructables like this 1 & wii
that 1 might be a bit excessive....
Wow...this I laughed so hard, I squirted Monster on my monitor. My coworker knows I'm a huge geek, so she just laughed and asked if I had plans to make one. Those words should never be spoken to an ADD geek with free time... Since my boss isn't here today, I'm now constructing a fort out of my desk and old paper from the recycle bin. Then I'm going to invite the hot chick who works down the hall over for a luncheon at Fort Wilhelm. I've got a Monster and she's got a Hot Pocket! (Go ahead...say it.)
Fort Wilhelm? Of any relation to the Eric?
Yep. Figured he needed something named in his honor.

You know, for making the best website ever.
(Said in best Comic Book Guy Impression)
johnnytcomo (author)  PerfectlySquare7 years ago
Thanks! I really think forts such as these have the potential to bring people together while at the same time shield them from the threats of growing up and the "real world" lol. Feel free to rate this if you want. I'll be making more grown up instructables such as these very soon.
steven077 years ago
: ) This is awesome!
My brothers and I used to make so many of these when we were younger...
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Awesome! What do mean hot babes not guaranteed?
Cool! Me and my little friend (he's like 4) like to do this, but we make ours really bad, and it sucks, but this is a great help, so I might try this out, it'll give us lots of space, then I can take him in there, beat him up... nevermind. Nice job!
i think perfectlysquare has the right idea. adjust the fort to your situation and invite the ladies for a romantic brunch (ladies can invite the men as well or whatever). effing hilarious.
Pimpin on so many levels...
i love it! lol