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During summer vacations, my mom would let us pitch a tent and sleep in sleeping bags in the family room. For a month. You'd think it would mess with bedtime but quite the contrary; we suddenly looked forward to our approaching bedtime and reading and sleeping in our tent. Kristen of New House Project came up with a DIY version of a playhouse tent in the living room and it looks great. Jump below and see how she did it!

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This outdoor canopy is the structure Kristen used to create her playhouse tent. The rest is just blankets and sheets and some well-placed clothespins. To watch an adorable video of how she did it, check out her blog New House Project.

(Image 1: Kristen/New House Project ; Image 2: Dick's Sporting Goods