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How to Make a TeePee

Once I was sure about the direction I wanted to go in for Grant’s room, I started organizing my projects. Up first on the list was this DIY play teepee. I wanted something unique and whimsical in his room that would give him a place to read or just hide out. Most of the teepee’s for sale in various places either cost more than I wanted to pay ($60-$100) or were way too large for the space. Since I was working with a limited amount of space, I knew it would have to be smaller than the teepee’s I researched online. I gathered my materials mostly from Home Depot and Hobby Lobby and took a full day to knock it out. (Just so we are clear, a full day in this case included a late start, a two hour lunch break, a nap and two glasses of wine) 🙂

This teepee is easy to make, fun, unique and can be easily moved to other rooms or even outside with out falling apart. There is no right or wrong way to put this together. Just try your best to make it sturdy. This is definitely a DIY you’ll want to try. (Steps are detailed on each photo for easy reading) Enjoy!



  1. 1 inch pvc pipes (4) $16
  2. 2 yards of plain yellow fabric $10
  3. 1 yard of Tribal patterned fabric $5
  4. Yellow Poly Rope
  5. Drill
  6. Hot glue gun/spray adhesive/needle and thread (just one of these)
  7. Pins (for draping)