I have had an obsession with teepee's and I really wanted to get one for Oscar. Buying one turned out to be expensive , and the DIY method seemed difficult [I don't own a sewing machine]. So I was kind of bummed we wouldn't have one. A few weeks ago, I happened across this post on the blog "Cakies" where Rubyellen made an A-Frame tent. Although her version was 99% perfect, her version still required sewing. So I modified her idea to be a no sew alternative to a teepee and her A-Frame idea. And this is what I made....
I LOVE it. So it's REALLY easy to do. (And so does Oscar as you can see above.) Before I get into my instructions, if you do decide to tackle this project you should see Rubyellens step by step as it is awesome. So my version of the project is broken in to 3 Parts  The Frame  The Cover and  Bunting Flag.
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 THE FRAME
What you Need:
Four x 2x2's 6 feet or longer [we choose cedar], 1 5/8th Doweling 4 feet (4 feet is also the width of the tarp in the next section ... the tarp dictated the lenght of the doweling because I didn't want to sew pieces of fabric together.]
CLEAN UPThe beauty of this project is that the tent frame easily folds up and you can tuck it away. We have ours outside, and I bring in the cover and flags. , You simply untie the ribbon (I tie the ribbon into bows to make sure the ribbon doesn't go missing) I take off the bunting flag and neatly fold it up, ready for the next play time.
And there you have it. Now, the original idea I have to again credit Rubyellen who inspired this. We just modified it slightly considering I have no sewing machine, or even sewing skills. I hope you too are inspired.