Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Army Bunker Tent

This Army Bunker Tent came out awesome, but I had it in the works for almost a year...I just couldn't ever get excited about working on it since I knew it would be an intense project.  I saw the idea on Obsessively Stitching last year and knew it would be something I wanted to make for my son. 
It's made out of a twin sheet set from Wal-Mart (I don't know if they still carry the same one anymore...I bought mine a year ago when this tutorial came out - just in case they stopped carrying it by the time I got around to making it.)  The frame is out of PVC pipes - and my table scratches really easy, so I cut up a scrap of fleece and used that as a "table cloth" under the pipes.  And the best part...the fabric and pipes all fit into the pillowcase when you take it down.
Since everyone's table is different, the tutorial doesn't give dimensions, so that's what took me a year to get in the mood to make it.  I had to measure and fit it to my table, and I had a hard time with that, but now I'm happily done!

I basically copied everything Care did when she made this...the freezer paper stenciling on the pocket of the pillowcase and mini drawstring bag to keep the army men
...and the freezer paper stencil t-shirt. 
It was a bit tricky to make, but well worth it - my kids love playing in it.


  1. Awwww they look so cute playing in their new tent! What a huge labor of love. You are an awesome Mom! Love ya.

  2. My little boy would love this! Too bad his mommy doesn't have the patience to make it!

    I just wanted to let you know I've given you an award. Keep up the awesome blog.

    Your award is here.


  3. Hi Serena,

    This is the CUTEST idea! Would you be interested in a guest appearance on our program, Fresh Living, on KUTV? Give me a call and we can chat some more. Thanks!

    Cindy St. Clair
    Producer, Fresh Living