- 2 twin top-sheets
- Ribbon to sew onto sheets
- Bag to put everything in!
|Glowsticks: $0.99 Flashlight: (3 at) $0.99 Rope: $0.99 Clothespins: Free Twin sheet: (2 at) $3.99|
First, I set out to collect what I needed to put inside the bag. I got the glow-sticks, flashlights, and rope at the 99 Cent Store. The clothespins I already had on hand. For the two twin sheets I made a trip to Ikea - it was by far the cheapest place I found to buy a single top-sheet!
To add extra functionality, I sewed ribbons onto each of the four corners and the middle of the long side of each sheet. I gave the option of a loop - to hook onto things, or the option of tying.
I wanted to give the clothespins an extra touch of "cuteness", so I simply decorated them with a Sharpie pen!
*I found these adorable tags on another blog - www.ARMOMMY.com - where she has a printable pdf!
For the bag, I took a white pillow case and shortened it by sewing a new seam along the bottom with my sewing machine. I then used black fabric paint to hand paint the word "Fort" on the front of the bag and sponged some polka-dots across the top. For the drawstring, I took a thick ribbon and slid it through the top section of the pillow case.
I LOVE how it turned out and can't wait to see the many forts they build!