Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ikea Hack: CIRKUSTAULT

I've been waiting for a rainy day to pop up B's Ikea hacked circus tent but I couldn't wait any longer. I scrapped the entire "CIRKUSTAULT" nylon and kept the bones to work with. I chose fabric that went well with his nursery/bathroom/playroom because I wasn't crazy about the original orange and red. He and I are both happy with the result and the best part is that it collapses into nothing for easy storage.

 

The original idea was to use the tent suspension rods but I'm not that great of a seamstress so hanging it was a much simpler route. The fabric stretches about 3/4 way around the top hoop and I hand stitched the bottom hoop around so the walls would keep their form. 

  

Bunting was created using felt, ribbon, and a hot glue gun. No sewing involved... 



A little Trina Turk remnant creates the perfect flag and ties in with the rest of the room accents.




Pillows & poufs and make for fun tent accessories.






Here's the original: 

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