DIY Camping Set

As promised, one of the things SANTA made for Christmas!

My kids are addicted to pretend-camping, so when Santa saw this DIY tent and DIY campfire ‘he’ got right to work! Who knew Santa was a Pinterest/craft-blog junkie too?!

The ever-obliging-Santa wanted to give you a few tips! ;)

Where to buy the materials:

1) Campfire Felt. I love the swirl felt used on the logs.

2) Tent fabric: Brown Polka Dots & Yellow Polka dots.

3) {Not pictured, but MUCH loved!! and the cutest battery-powered lantern ever!} Camping lantern & set.

Building Tips:

Campfire: Santa is apparently just like me… pattern-adverse ;) So, ‘he’ just made it up as ‘he’ went along. If you need a pattern, here it is.

Tent: A few extras were added to the tent. It wasn’t as sturdy as ‘he’ thought it should be.

1) A nail was added to each end of the dowel (to stop it from coming out of the hole).

2) A board was nailed between the front and back of the frame.

Both of these minor changes drastically increased the sturdiness of the tent. Now it can undergo the everyday misuse use of my kiddos ;)

Well, hope you like it!

Check back soon to see what else SANTA brought to our house! ;)


  1. I LOVE this…this would provide hours of entertainment with the kids!
    Awesome idea!

  2. Thauna says:

    Add this to the list of “cutest things ever!”…my grandbaby would love this! She was just asking me the other day if we could camp out (it’s been about 20 degrees here) and she said we can camp out in the house “do you have a tent, Nana?”

  3. oh my goodness, LOVE this. the swirled log felt if perfect. :)

  4. Becky says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!
    This would be a hit at my house!

  5. Heather Henderson says:

    So cute!!! :-)


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