Super Easy Secret to Building the Perfect Bunk Bed Tent
Does your child love to build bunk bed tents or forts? This simple trick will help them do just that, without driving you crazy and stealing all your sheets!
You'll need: 12 Command fridge clips (2 packages), a twin flat sheet (more if you have an opening at the head or foot of the bed as in the picture above), some lightweight rope or heavy string (I used 4-ply jute).
This is what my daughter's bunk bed fort looked like before. It was making me crazy because it looked like a giant sheet-monster, and we had no spare sheets left in our linen closet.
First, pick up a couple packages of Command Fridge Clips at your local hobby store. They're meant for clipping papers and pictures to your fridge, but they're perfect for this job.
I love command clips because they're easily removable, so I don't mind putting them on my furniture.
Follow the directions on the package to hang the clips UPSIDE DOWN at about 12-18 inch intervals around the edge of the top bunk's frame. The loop needs to be at the top, with the opening pointing down.
Cut the rope a few inches longer than the length of the bed frame. Fold your sheet in half lengthwise and run the rope along the inside edge of the fold. Tie a knot in each end.
Starting at one end of the bed, slide the folded edge of the sheet and rope up into the command clip. The knot should be sticking out the corner end of the clip. This will keep the sheet from slipping out of the clip sideways.
Slide the sheet into all the other clips along the bed frame. The rope keeps the sheet from sliding back out of the clips. You'll have a little left over at the end. I just tucked that into the end of the bed. If you have an opening at the front end of the bed, you'll need to repeat the process there. You may be able to use a king sized pillowcase if you have one.
My daughter has a little clip-on lamp attached to her bedframe so she can read in her cozy bunk bed fort. She's happy as a little clam, and I'm happy that her room looks neat and tidy again, at least for the moment!
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