tiny teepees are my fave

September 4, 2013

Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. These would make great tabletop decoration for a cowboys and indians themed party. 

diy mini teepees

I don’t know about you, but I seem to have an enormous collection of used, crumpled party hats leftover from various parties stuffed into my craft storage. It seems like such a shame to throw them away, but my collection was borderline ridiculous. So, I decided to do the old reduce, reuse, recycle routine and turn a few of them into tiny teepees, since they seem to be all the rage these days. It’s a quick little craft, and you probably have most of the materials hiding in your craft stuff. I think they’d be cute at each place setting at a party, or just a fun new place for a kiddo’s toy animals to hang out. These teepees are small and cute—you can’t go wrong, no matter what you decide to do with them.

diy mini teepees

-a few party hats
-fabric scraps
-Mod Podge
-foam brush
-wooden skewers

Step 1: Disassemble one party hat so it lays flat. Trace the shape of the hat onto a scrap of fabric with a pencil.
Step 2: Cut out your fabric, leaving a ½ inch border around what you traced.

diy mini teepees

Step 3: Glue your piece of fabric onto a still assembled party hat with Mod Podge. Let dry.
Step 4: Snip the tip of the hat to create a small hole. Trim any excess fabric.

diy mini teepees

Step 5: Cut 3 skewers to your desired height, about 8 inches long. Tape each skewer to the inside of the party hat, leaving a few inches poking out of the hole you created at the top.
Step 6: Wrap a 10 inch piece of yarn around the point where the skewers meet at the top, and knot.
Step 7 (optional): Cut a vertical slit at the base of the hat and fold back, to create a small door for your teepee. That’s it!

diy mini teepees

diy mini teepees

Now, go find your sad, forgotten, leftover party hats and give them a new, cute reason for living.

See more from Amelia on The Homebook



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