from guest contributor Kelly Smith
When Beck was born, I had this grand idea to make him a teepee. I spent a ridiculous amount of time and effort failing miserably at the teepee making. So for Margo, I knew I wanted to make something simple, something she could grow with, something that was easy to store and assemble, and something that was Mel’s style. So here it is, an A-frame tent done my way!
Materials: a flat bed sheet, four 48″ long 1x2s, three 48″ long 3/4″ dowels, a drill and 3/4″ hole saw, sewing machine or fabric glue, pencil, and tape measure.
Time: drilling the holes and assembling the A-frame takes about 15 minutes. If you want to sand and paint the boards as I did, allow for an extra hour. Measuring the sheet, pinning and either sewing or gluing the hem took me about 45 minutes. Giving this project a total of 2 hours. But I think I probably spent at least an extra two hours deciding on fabric and paint colors. Only the best for that little Margo!