My inspiration for this project came from this image that I saw a while ago. It is from the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross (which is on sale, by the way, hint…hint…hon:). I don’t have this book, but I saw the image last year while flipping through the book and loved it. And decided it was time to make something like it for the boys. I still want the book, it looks like it has lots of other amazing projects. Anyone have it?
This is how I made mine…in about 30 minutes. And with no sewing. (Shocking, I know.)
Here’s what you will need:
I also used this sheet (it’s a double sized) that I found at a thrift store for $1.50….don’t you love how bright it is?
I decided to add some lettering to mine….which I cut out of no-sew heat n’ bond and then ironed to one side of the sheet.
I then added 4 grommets–one to each of the 4 corners. (Just follow the directions on the grommet box.)
We then hung up the rope, put the sheet over it, staked it into the ground in the grommets and VOILA!!!! You have a ready made fort. I am just excited that it will be easy storage; it’s just a sheet, some rope and 4 stakes. (I think I am going to make a small cloth bag for all those supplies.)
And you have the perfect summer fort. Perfect for shade, and for reading Lego magazines which are an every day staple at our house.
Happy fort making!
P.S. We live in wind central….so we had to hold our fort on the rope with binder clips, which worked perfectly but I think I might sew some ties down the middle to tie it tighter to the rope. Another idea if you live in wind central too.