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Pup Tent : 10 minute tee-pee project for cats or small dogs/toy dogs DIY Tutorial by GoosieGirl

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  • 5 pieces of wood cut to 3.5 ft′ in length (I used 1″x 1.2″x 2.5″ pieces of upcycled trim pieces but you can use any round, square, or rectangular shaped pieces, or they can even be round pieces  PVC 1 1/2″ – 2″ wide poles)
  • Jute twine or rope (from the dollar store)
  • Canvas drop cloth cut to size or piece of fabric (the piece I used was about 50″ x 60″)
  • Pillow or pet bed (optional but I used a dog bed we already had)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Staple Gun & Staples

How To:

I arranged the poles and began to wrap the twine around them. I used quite a bit and actually had my daughter help me keep them balanced as I continued to wrap. I used 5 “poles” but I have also seen others out there use 4 poles…I’ve also seen them taller used for a child’s reading nook. If you’re going to make one for a child, I’d suggest sanding and painting the poles so little fingers don’t get splinters. (Or use PVC 1 1/2″ – 2″ wide poles)

All I did for the fabric was drape it around the wood poles. I started on the right side of the teepee and I  just wrapped the fabric  around the back of the teepee then staple gunned the top of the cloth to the front right piece of wood like in the picture below. I wrapped it around both front poles and stapled the heck out of it,.

I trimmed the excess fabric around the bottom and then tucked the rough edges under.


It’s done! Super Easy, right??

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