What can be better than surprising your tot with a homemade teepee? In this instructable, I'll show you how I made a whimsical teepee using some fabric, 4 dowels, and creativity. Did I mention there is zero sewing involved?

Let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

For this project I used:

2.5 yards of white and gold polka dot cotton fabric

1 yard of polka dot mesh fabric (I used this so that when cut, it would not fray. Did I mention this is a no-sew project??)

4 dowels (I opted for 6 foot long dowels found in the molding department of lowes, rather than the typical 4 foot dowels so that the entire teepee would have more square footage inside)

6 yards of white 3/4 inch ribbon

2.5 yards of 1/2 inch sisal rope


zip tie (totally optional)

staple gun (with plenty of light duty staples)

hot glue gun (with about 4 long sticks of glue)

tape measure


**I also made a tassel banner that went around the teepee, but I didn't take any pictures of that process.

I'd like an adult-sized version
<p>I had one of these as a kid that I played with all the time! Mine was just plain canvas though, this one is very cute!</p>
Wow! I've never heard of anything like it!
I am so excited to make this! I'll let you know how it turns out.

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