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DIY VALENTINE’S DAY FORT;
Materials;
about 5 sheets, sarongs and/or large pieces of fabric
a few blankets
one pole (we used an old shower rod, but a broom stick would do); size will vary based on how large/small you’d like the fort to be
4 screw hooks
1 spool of twine
4 large safety pins
1 newspaper
pom-poms
fishing line
lots of pillows
tape measure
scissors
hole punch
needle
Instructions;
For the Fort;
1. Measure the length of the pole. Decide where you’d like to build the fort, and screw two screw-hooks into the ceiling the same distance apart as the two ends of the pole.
2. Cut two, 3-foot long pieces of twine. Tie each piece of twine onto either end of the pole, and tie the other ends of the twine onto the screw hooks.
 
3. Start with the heaviest sheet, and begin to layer the sheets and fabrics over the pole. that will help maintain a more tent-like shape at the end. Once all the sheets are on the pole, measure about 2-feet down from the pole in front, and hook one safety pin through all of the sheets. Do the same on the parallel side.
4. Cut two pieces of twine about 3-feet long and tie one piece to each of the two safety pins. Screw the remaining two hooks into the ceiling about 2 feet from the pole on either side. (Actual distances will vary depending on how large you make the fort.)
5. Tie the two pieces of twine that are attached to the safety pins onto the two empty screw hooks in the ceiling.
6. Fill the inside will pillows and blankets for extra coziness; add chocolates, champagne and whatever else you fancy!
For the Newspaper Heart Garland;
1. Fold newspaper in half and cut out a half-heart shape from the fold.
2. Keep the hearts folded and punch one hole into the center of the folded heart so that once the heart is open, there are two holes.
3. Weave the twine through the holes in the paper hearts to complete the garland.

likeitseasy:

DIY VALENTINE’S DAY FORT;

Materials;

  • about 5 sheets, sarongs and/or large pieces of fabric
  • a few blankets
  • one pole (we used an old shower rod, but a broom stick would do); size will vary based on how large/small you’d like the fort to be
  • 4 screw hooks
  • 1 spool of twine
  • 4 large safety pins
  • 1 newspaper
  • pom-poms
  • fishing line
  • lots of pillows
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • needle

Instructions;

For the Fort;


1. Measure the length of the pole. Decide where you’d like to build the fort, and screw two screw-hooks into the ceiling the same distance apart as the two ends of the pole.

2. Cut two, 3-foot long pieces of twine. Tie each piece of twine onto either end of the pole, and tie the other ends of the twine onto the screw hooks.

 

3. Start with the heaviest sheet, and begin to layer the sheets and fabrics over the pole. that will help maintain a more tent-like shape at the end. Once all the sheets are on the pole, measure about 2-feet down from the pole in front, and hook one safety pin through all of the sheets. Do the same on the parallel side.

4. Cut two pieces of twine about 3-feet long and tie one piece to each of the two safety pins. Screw the remaining two hooks into the ceiling about 2 feet from the pole on either side. (Actual distances will vary depending on how large you make the fort.)

5. Tie the two pieces of twine that are attached to the safety pins onto the two empty screw hooks in the ceiling.

6. Fill the inside will pillows and blankets for extra coziness; add chocolates, champagne and whatever else you fancy!

For the Newspaper Heart Garland;

1. Fold newspaper in half and cut out a half-heart shape from the fold.

2. Keep the hearts folded and punch one hole into the center of the folded heart so that once the heart is open, there are two holes.

3. Weave the twine through the holes in the paper hearts to complete the garland.

(via hyperlove)



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    3. Weave the twine through the holes in the paper hearts to complete the garland.
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    i wanna gorgeous fort like this in my room, forever though, not just valentines!
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    Officially the 12th…
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    cosy little corner.
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    if only i had a valentine lol
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    LOL THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR.
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    Yes please.
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    :)
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