Friday, November 27, 2015

southwest-inspired DIY teepee

Have you all heard of the new DIY Teepee Kit that We R Memory Keepers and Crate Paper released together? If you haven't, HERE's the release announcement, and HERE are some teepees made by the We R team, and HERE are some made by the Crate team. So cute, right??

I'm so excited to share how I personalized the DIY Teepee kit today! This teepee is going to be a Christmas present for my 6 year old daughter...shh...don't tell. To help keep it a secret (and because her house had the perfect corner for a photo shoot) my talented neighbor Brooke let me borrow her darling daughter and home. Thank you Brooke!

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

My daughter's favorite colors are pink and turquoise, so I decided to go with those colors plus a touch of metallic yellow-gold.

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I chose a southwest-inspired theme, and cut some pink felt triangles which I sewed onto the front of the teepee.

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I painted some metallic yellow-gold stripes using masking tape as my guide, and then paint-stamped some turquoise arrows using the foam stamps that came with the kit. For best results when painting, place a hard surface (like a glass cutting mat or smooth cutting board) under the teepee fabric. Place a single layer of paper towels over the hard surface to avoid paint leaking through onto your surface.

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I made a custom pom pom garland to coordinate with my color scheme using the new DIY Party Pom Pom Makers. Then I strung them together and hung it around the top of the teepee.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Pompom makers

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I also made a pink felt banner and added it to the tassel garland to hang around the top.

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

Then I paint-dipped the tips of the wooden poles to add some fun color at the top of the teepee.

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

Southwest DIY Teepee by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I can't wait for my daughter to open this Christmas morning. It's the perfect place for her to read, play with her toys, take a little  nap, or just hang out. She asked Santa for a tree house, and since we don't have any trees in our yard that would fit a tree house, this is a perfect solution! She'll be thrilled!

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