Become a Rockstar in Under an Hour (DIY Kid's Play Canopy)

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Feeling a bit like MacGuyver, I turned a hula hoop, rope, and two shower curtains into a bright and cheery play canopy tent for my son in under an hour. Starstruck, he declared me a Mom Rockstar for this simple yet impactful DIY! The best part? Finding him snuggled in his tent reading books each morning.
It started with a simple $6 hula hoop. I drilled four holes on opposing sides.
Then I used a large binder ring to gather two shower curtains together.
Back to the hula hop, I threaded four sections of rope through the holes in the hula hoop. I then gathered them in the center and hung the whole thing from the ceiling using anchors. See blog for detailed instructions on this important step!
Looking a little bland...
... so I added yellow felt pennants! Super easy to make!
Loaded in some colorful pillow and books.
Here's the final project and it truly took less than an hour. My son LOVES it! Be sure to check out the blog for detailed step-by-step instructions and smiling photos of the recipient!
Carrie MakingLemonade
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  • Nita Nita on Mar 14, 2017
    On your blog you stated that you hung the whole thing from a shower curtain hook at ceiling level, but that something sturdier might be necessary. What about a carabiner? You can find them in the outdoor section in Wal-Mart and other stores. They come in many colors and different sizes. Since they are used for mountain/rock climbing they should be sturdy enough.

  • Sunny Stamps Sunny Stamps on Mar 15, 2017
    I don't see how the shower curtain is attached to the hula hoop, am I missing something? I suppose you could glue it with something...

  • Marilyn Maracle Marilyn Maracle on Aug 06, 2017
    I have both a comment & a question ....
    1.) You have made a GREAT play tent and given easy to follow directions for anyone who wants to make one .
    I especially like that it is simply hung so that it can easily be taken down/a part to clean.
    2.) For your ceiling hooks /anchors, did you use a swag lighting/plant hook so it would support the weight?

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