15 Ways to make tent (DIY tent and teepee for kids)

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Make tent (DIY play tent). Kids are so fascinated by tepee (teepee, tipi), playhouse and canopy. They love the adventures of camping in their home.

Today, to help you make tents on a budget. I am sharing 15 ways you can make DIY tent. Some of them have very nice tutorials too.


15 Ways to make tent (DIY tents)




So let’s get started, the list includes:

  • Canopy bed
  • Sew tepee using bamboo
  • Reading canopy
  • Summer outdoor tent
  • Outdoor fort using PVC pipes
  • DIY playhouse
  • DIY fort
  • Play tents
  • Tent using clothes rack
  • Indoor tents
  • Construct teepee
  • Lounging tents


canopy-tentMake a DIY canopy bed using embroidery hoop and fabric. Hang the embroidery hoop and stitch a patterns fabric to make a statement space in your room for rest during the day.

Canopy bed



Make a no sew tepee, using bamboo and thread.

Sewing children tents is so much fun. Make a quick one with bamboo and drop fabric over. It is great for a few hours of fun for the kids.



Make reading canopy for kids room. Hang fabric on a quilting hoop. And using fish wire hang the canopy with a hook in the ceiling.

Reading canopy


Summer playhouse for kids


Make an outdoor tent using PVC pipes and sheets of fabric. Great tip to ask Home Depot service to assist you in cutting the pieces as per your desired design, making it easy to fix the pieces together and make the structure.


Making outdoor playhouse for summer via kids activities blog.



Make a clothesline play tent. Easiest DIY playhouse ever!

A fort I can live with



Using dowels make this play tent. Draw the tent design with your kids to show how to make this tent.

Then use drawstrings to cover the structure. Play house is ready for fun!



Kids play tent. A canopy made using hola hoop and fabric to help you sow this one.

Kids play tent tutorial



Use mesh to make front entrance and windows for the tepee. Make doors of net for ventilation in kids tepee. And windows of vinyl.

A nice way to create a space for kids so their stuff is out of sight out of mind.


More ways to construct tent


Turn a clotheshorse (clothes rack) into DIY tent.



Make a summer reading teepee

Reading tent teepee tutorial



My favorite DIY tent so far! Construct this using lace and wood as a tepee.

Make your own play teepee



Another handmade tepee. With very nice instructions to make one of your own.

Make your own teepee.



Easy play tepee tutorial. Sew your tepee smaller than the wood frame. And hang it to the wood frame using drawstrings.


Easy way to make indoor tent


Make a tented indoor reading nook. Following a tutorial from the top.

This one is big enough to store a sofa inside. Such a great place for reading.

From: house and home



DIY kids playhouse with crafted windows and door. This is a great inspiration for sewing a tent at home.

You can buy one like this on Etsy The Playhouse Kid.



Now how dreamy is this reading outdoor lounging space!

Make it as easy as passing fabric over a clothesline in your backyard. Great for summers.

I really wish I could find the original source.



Make tepee

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of 15 ways to make DIY tents.

These DIY teepee and canopy have absolutely put me in the mood to make one.

How about you?

Please note some original sources were missing. If you come across them leave a comment.


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  1. This is such a great round up! Tents are so popular right now and I’m wishing we had one!! And we don’t even have kiddos; I just want to lounge in one all day and read!! 😀

  2. Hal says:

    Wow! That’s a great idea. I did not think it’s possible to make the tent. I always looking for some ready made tent. Looking for the more creative idea for outdoor tent making.

  3. profile cheezburger says:

    Very interesting details you have noted, thank you for putting up.

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