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A HANDMADE BIRTHDAY PRESENT UNDER $15


This past weekend was my nephew's 5th birthday party. In an effort to try and make our family birthday present's more personal I asked my sister what was  something that my nephew really wanted and she said a tent. So off to Pinterest I went and found a pretty easy and inexpensive tutorial. All together this project cost me around $9.xx and change and it turned out pretty awesome.

Find tutorial used here
For the Xs I actually used black washi tape
Paint for the wood I already had 
White sheet was purchased at the thrift store for $2.50 (I'm usually pretty iffy when it comes to buying any sort of bedding from the thrift store but this white sheet was new so I made an exception) 
The garland was made out of left over yarn.

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26 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the little crosses along the edges, what a lovely finishing touch :)
    I bet your nephew loves it!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours
    via #ShareItSunday

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  2. This is just lovely - your photos are gorgeous too. Love the look of your blog.

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  3. this is so gorgeous! such a wonderful idea!! Love your blog! Do check us out as well
    Suchitra
    www.fabzlist.com

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  4. This is such a cute idea! It certainly looks a lot easier to put up than an ordinary tent ;)

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  5. That's a lovely and super crafty idea! Nice tent. I bet your nephew loved it!

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  6. Love the design of your blog! Cute ideas! Greetings!

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  7. That is so darling! I love how creative you are on a budget. And it looks easy enough that I think I could make it! Great job!

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  8. Wow, what a gorgeous gift! I am sure your nephew will love this. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  9. What a clever and creative gift! I bet that your little nephew will have hours of fun playing in his new tent! Thank your for sharing your wonderful idea! :)

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  10. super cute idea , I love it! I'm sure my kids would love one... thanks for sharing your idea : )

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  11. That is a very pretty tent, your nephew should love it! He can now play with his friends and pretend he is in the wild wild west :)

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  12. Wow that is so cute and would be so much fun for kids! I would even like this for someone with pets :)

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  13. Super cute.. Wonderful idea for a gift. Hope your nephew love this :) Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love the black tassels very 70's! I can't believe it is under 15 pounds it is so cool,

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  15. This is cute. I'll try to make something like this for my son :)

    www.theurbancat.com

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  16. This is so cute! and the price it cost you to make it is awesome too!

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  17. This looks brilliant. I can't believe it ended up costing so little. Just goes to show what a bit of creativity can do.

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  18. This is such a cute idea! Hard to believe it cost so little to make!

    Southern Soul

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  19. great idea! bookmarking this post for future occasions!

    Dominika

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  20. This looks like it would be so much fun for a little one! Great idea.

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  21. Great idea! Bookmarking for my daughter!:) We would love to collaborate on a blogger feature with you!
    Suchi
    www,fabzlist.com

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  22. This is a great idea and looks pretty awesome and modern too! I could imagine people actually selling these with a few tweaks and making a bit of money in the process! Great idea x

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  23. I love love love this!!! Wish I was as creative as you to make something like this! I always envy your DIY creations on Instagram. Thanks for sharing with #shareitsunday x

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  24. That tent is absolutely adorable! Love how you added the balloons to make it extra special for your nephew. When I was little, I would try to make a tent out of whatever was handy. A sheet & sofa fort, and even my gymnastics mat all folded up. Kids have such large imaginations, and I feel like this gift is perfect for any child! Hopefully in the future, I can make something like this for a little one just as you did. Love how inexpensive it was to make, thank you for sharing :) I bet you made his day!

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  25. Apart from looking like a great place to have fun, it also looks so aesthetic! Congratulations for creating this! ;-)

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