Good Monday Morning and Happy President’s Day! Yeah for the men that have served our country like that.The kids are off from school today and they were off on Friday too. So, we’ve had lots of time to play and think and fight and play. We went bowling on Friday afternoon and the boys all beat me. Awesome.
This weekend Tom put up the shower door in our bathroom, which makes us happy, because it makes the shower feel so much bigger! And then we did lots of lounging around. I did however make something really fun for the kids that I wanted to share with you.
I had some left over 1x2x8 from our closet makeovers, so that worked perfectly. I wasn’t sure if I would have enough scrap fabric, but I had the exact right amount. Exactly. Like it was meant to be.
I started by drilling a hole 1 foot from the end of each piece, and then strung them all together and tied them up. We wrapped twine around the top about 100 times to secure it. Now, it doesn’t secure it perfectly, but don’t worry about that. If you’d like, you can drill another hole towards the bottom of each piece and then string twine connecting each piece on the bottom, but you don’t have to do that.
After I put them together we spread them out, then I started taking pieces of fabric and I glued them to the wood. I lined it up, put a dab of hot glue down and then pulled the rest of the fabric tight and glued it. Then cut off the excess. It is not fancy, nor is it pretty. But I have to say, it was super easy to do. I love the patchwork fabric look and I got to use up all of my scraps!
It worked out great. Make sure that you leave the bigger (wider) pieces for the bottom. I also glued the fabric between the pieces to each other. Not hard at all.
The boys saw it and started playing in it right away. We had a picnic in there for lunch and they immediately started pretending the pillows were islands and the teepee was safety.
Yes, that is a moving box garbage can. EVERYONE should have one. It seems to fit right in there in the middle of the living room…ehem.
I love pajama days. We moved it to the corner of the room and it seems to fit perfectly, according to me. Maybe we’ll move it to the basement, maybe it will stay right here until the spring, who knows. But I think it’s great.