Felt Fort for Cool Kids!

all those years of architecture school finally paid off…This was definitely not a quick craft project, but it was a lot of fun and we can still add to it!  We decided Smidge needed her own little castle fort, that fits over our kitchen table!  I didn’t make it too girly…just so Adam will think it’s cool for years to come.

Actually, I think Adam already thinks it’s pretty cool.

Eventually those little flaps that I so carefully sewed into the seam
will be propped up to stand upright for a proper castle look!

I made extra pieces for the “garden” and the “market”. Each piece can be tucked into the little picket fence or pockets at the “market”.

I made a little house in the tree for some dollar store bunnies.  The apples are yellow on one side and red on the other and they are attached by brown ribbons (that look like twigs!).

I learned that the windows really need mesh to withstand the test of Adam.
He likes to poke his arm through the windows and stretch them out of shape.
Adam also invented his own alternate entrance and exit.
We have started to furnish the inside with a cozy fireplace.  I added the dollar store lights, which took Adam but a few minutes to disassemble. We can put them back, once we find all the batteries.

I was inspired by these felt playhouses…but I made mine bigger to fit our dining room table and I look forward to customizing it even more, with even more wall space to accessorize!

Check out my own little linky-to-do-list of other inspiring ideas I have found on other sites for projects I would like to try someday!  Did one of YOUR ideas make the linky yet?  Any recommendations?

Comments

  1. Monica,
    This is adorable, and your kids are so lucky to have this wonderful playhouse! I love your little touches, like the fireplace inside the house and the bunny hiding in the tree! So creative!

  2. OH I LOVE this! My kids love building forts in the house and I could see them playing with this all day! Your children are blessed with such a creative and cool mommy! I know your family will build many happy memories under your table with this fort :) Thanks for sharing your gifts on NOBH!

  3. I will add a category for Crafts ~ Sewing ~ DIY. Great question about categories at NOBH, and thank you for participating every month.

  4. Hello! Newest follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
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  5. Cute Blog! I loved it so much I decided to follow! Happy Wednesday! I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well! If you like it you can follow back! Thanks! Hope to blog with you again soon!

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  6. Wow, I’ve never seen such a large felt house before. I’ve actually never seen pieces of felt so big. That is a really lovely idea. We are always making forts and things from blankets but one that we could just pop over the table would be so easy (and yours is so beautiful).

    I’m stopping in from NOBH and will be back again soon, I’m sure!

  7. adorable! so nice to “meet” you and thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  8. Monica, this is darling!! I love it!!

    I also love the other felt toys you posted, from IKEA… Sure wish we had one around her!

    Thank you also for the package you sent! That was sweet of you. I will try to find time to post about them soon. God bless!!

  9. My goodness, that is just incredible! All the detail is so cool!

  10. So fun! Love all the details!

    We are hosting a link party called “Help a Momma Out” on our blog today! This would be an awesome link up! Please feel free to add it! We appreciate it! Have a great day!

    Kristine
    http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

    http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/help-momma-out-party-link-up-june-28th.html

  11. Thanks again for linking up your awesome ideas! We appreciate it!! Hope to see your fabulous ideas again!! Have a great day!

    Kristine
    http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

  12. That looks great, I have made a simple table tent before, but not nearly as great as yours. I love your added details. Saw you on link party, now google and fb following, Karima x http://www.karimascrafts.com

  13. Fun project! I want one! :) Popping by from the International Blog Hop! Pop Art Minis

  14. That is such a cool fort! Great work!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you’ll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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