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Make a teepee for your garden and your kids, for free. (instead of buying one for over $200.)
It's a great place to grow climbing plants, and a great place for the kids to hang out.
We've also noticed birds perching ontop of the teepee, which is fun to watch.

You will need:
Twine, rope, or yarn.
Climbing plants: Squash, pumpkins, peas, beans, etc.
A shovel
Manure/ Compost.
A willing Toddler.
A white canvas drop cloth. (optional)
Paint and sharpies (optional)

Step 1: Gather Sticks

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Gather some sticks. We have very large pine trees with dead bottom branches. We pulled them down to use them. We also used sticks that had already fallen, and a few small trees of an invasive species that we cut down. For the teepee we made, the sticks are about 8 feet long for the main structure. You will need at least three. Sticks with a v on one end make things easier. You can cut longer branches to be the right size.
triumphman3 years ago
Check out my 18 foot tall +, 50 foot circumf. +, Teepee from Cedar Trees! I recycled the dead ones around my home! Hope you like it! As ever, Triumphman
Goodhart3 years ago
I just came across this; and that looks great for light climbing plants like Morning Glories - bravo !
I dig it !~ Think I will make one with my daughter :-)
lemonie6 years ago
Nice work! A bit smaller than I was initially expecting (no fire in that one?) L
hints6 years ago
This will look awesome with vines climbing up the supports!
domestic_engineer (author)  hints6 years ago
that's the plan. hopefully they will grow.