The Ten Pound Teepee

Look what I made!

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I’m so impressed with myself.  We now have a teepee worthy of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ in our front garden.  And the best thing is, it cost less than a tenner to make.

Here’s how I did it:

Go to Poundworld, and purchase 2 packets of bamboo poles and a tub of garden twine (£3)

Go to B&M Bargains and buy some heather screening (£6.99)

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Insert the bamboo poles into the garden, making small holes to stick them in (I used an ordinary kitchen knife to do this.)  You can make it as small or large as you want, but bear in mind you’re going to want the poles to come together at the top in a teepee shape, so don’t make it too wide at the base.

You should end up with something like this:
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You can then tie the tops together using the garden twine:
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If you wanted to make this really secure, you could use some gaffer tape, as there is a chance the twine could slip up the poles, no matter how many knots you do.

Make sure your child will fit in the teepee:

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Then simply wrap your heather screening around the poles to cover – mine had wire through it so was easy to bend and shape.  I then used more garden twine to wrap through it and attach it to the poles near the top.  I also cut up a bit of the bag that the heather screening had come in to make the green topper as the screening didn’t quite come to the top of the sticks.

Taa daa!  A teepee!

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Of course it’s been raining ever since I built it, but it’s stayed up overnight despite the windy conditions.  Little B is looking forward to some drier weather so she can get out there with her dollies.

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