Hello, Samantha here with you today. I am beyond excited to be sharing my version of the We R Memory Keepers + Crate Paper Teepees with my Polka Dot Teepee.
First let me say, if you have littles in your life, they will LOVE this! In fact, my kids (ages 7 and 9) are sitting in it together right now, reading. There’s enough room in there for both of them, a blanket, and a couple of pillows. It’s super fun!
The easiest way to customize this teepee and make it your own is to paint it. The teepee comes with black paint, and I picked up some bright green and aqua blue paint to add to the mix as well. The teepee also comes with 3 different stamps. I decided to go with just the circle stamp.
Stamping with paint is a lot like stamping with ink. Just spread your tee pee out as flat as you can in a well-lit area (I used the floor in my craft room), ink up your foam stamp (in this case you’ll be inking it up with paint), and press your stamp to the fabric with firm but even pressure. I suggest placing cardboard under the layer that you will be stamping on to give you a firm foundation to stamp on and to protect the rest of your project if any of the paint seeps through.
I started by stamping dots all over the front of the teepee randomly, and then I carried those dots around the sides of the teepee, just at the bottom. Carrying the dots along the bottom of the sides helped give a continuity of design without the business of an all over polka dot pattern.
I used most of the included flags, felt feathers, pompoms, and tassels to decorate the top of the teepee.
Don’t forget you have an entire inside you can decorate, too! I thought it would be so much fun to create some polka dot lights for inside the teepee.
I used honeycomb paper from the DIY Party collection and a string of lights from the Honeycomb Light Kit to create a battery powered string of globe lights for inside the teepee. I used paper from the black, meadow, and ocean honeycomb pads to incorporate the same colors from the polka dots on the outside of the teepee. I cut the paper into sphere shapes, so it looks like there are polka dots hanging inside the teepee. It really adds some extra magic to the space!
This teepee is such a fun space for my kids (and to be honest, I’ve spent some time in it with them, too). It’s so easy to set up and customizing it with paints and decorations makes it such a special place to read and hang out. How would you customize a teepee?
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