We built this small Teepee for a Cub Scout project. We started with skewers drilled into 1/2" birch ply, and tied off at the top with kite string. A little CA helps hold the string tight.
Next we took an old pair of leather shoes and cut it up for the covering. I used a Dremel with a drum sander to make the leather look more weathered and a little lighter in color. The leather was hot glued onto the skewers.
To create the fire, I took a small flashlight bulb, soldered it to some simple battery connections, and built a small box around it to hide the battery & wire.
Finally, a small wood pile was fabricated from toothpicks.
Now to figure out how to make the fire 'flicker'...