Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving craft / Teepee tutorial

I shared this post in the spring originally, but thought it was a good one to bring back for the fall. I am hosting a cousin craft day this morning, and we are making these fun families and teepee's. I thought you might like to give it a shot as well.

Have you ever thought to yourself... "It would be so cute to make a teepee out of a doily."? These are the kinds of thoughts that go through my mind. So, this morning I decided to do it. I got 8" paper doilies from Hobby Lobby.

After I got the teepee's made, I decided they need a family to inhabit them! So, I got my blank peg dolls out, and started painting...

This is the result!!! I am crazy about it!

 I have two tutorials below. One for the tall teepee, and one for a shorter version. Picture them at a party, as a place setting. They are so feminine and darling.

Fold the bottom over.
Glue it into a cone, leaving a hole on top, and the fold in back.
Fold the top flaps out.
Put sticks in the top.

 Couldn't be any easier!

 Now for the short teepee. I was picturing this super feminine,  with Indians wearing only pastel pink feathers, but it evolved to this....

Fold doily over.
Cut an elongated triangle out of the middle, by slightly folding the white part in half.
Make into a cone and staple the back.
Cut a straight line up the front, and fold the doors out.
Place sticks in the opening.

Here's a closer look at the family. I love them!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


1 comment:

  1. I got sucked into your Scandinavian Christmas board on Pinterest, and ended up here on your blog. LOVE this little craft - so cute!

    You have great taste. Glad to have discovered your blog.