How to Make a Child's Bed Tent

Written by dawn roberts
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How to Make a Child's Bed Tent
Give her another reason to smile, like her own bed tent. (bed time image by anna karwowska from

A tent over a child's bed can transform into many things. For girls, it is a fairy castle where they are the princess. Boys might imagine it as their secret headquarters for classified operations. Or, it could just be a place of solitude where they can find peace. Many models are available in stores and online, but making one yourself can let you be in charge. You choose the design, size and even the cost.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Dowel rod
  • Rope
  • Clothespins

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  1. 1

    Measure the length and width of the bed to be covered.

  2. 2

    Purchase fabric that is at least three times as wide and one and a half times as long as the bed. You might have to sew two pieces together.

  3. 3

    Fasten the dowel rods to the headboard and footboard of the bed using rope. Be sure that the rods rise above the mattress by at least 3 feet.

  4. 4

    Drape the fabric over the dowel rods and attach with a clothespin.

  5. 5

    Attach the fabric to the headboard and footboard using more clothespins.

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