As a huge fan of Hallmark’s “Home & Family” show, I frequently fall in love with the DIY projects the hosts and contributors create on the show. A few days ago one of my favorite lifestyle contributors Tanya Memme created a beautiful shabby chic reading nook teepee with wood, scrap lace and fabric (and a few other materials) for her four year old daughter, and I thought it’d also be perfect for adults looking to go “glamping” this summer!
If you’d like to create a fun shabby chic DIY reading nook like the one Tanya Memme created on Hallmark’s “Home & Family”, you’re in luck! We have the YouTube video below and instructions too!
Make a perfect DIY reading nook for under $15
- 1×1 1/2″ (6 each 8ft) of wood
- Gold or silver tacks or push pins
- Quick Dry Fabric Fusion Fabric Glue
- Scrap fabric and lace
Lay out your 6 wooden posts and drill a hole in the center of each about one foot down from the top.
Thread the twine through all 6 pieces then place into a tee pee position. You’ll need another person to help. Much easier that way! Keep wrapping over and under until the structure stands stringing its own.
Then lay out fabrics, tacks, hammer and glue
Rip fabric into pieces large enough to start wrapping ground the tee pee from post to post securing the fabric with tacks. You can punch them in quite a bit with your hands but a hammer works great too.
This piece of fabric was big enough to wrap along a few posts
Keep doing the same thing going all the way to the floor on all sides
Finish off with trim or fabric gathered to make drapes.
Tune In: Home & Family airs weekdays at 10 am ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.