Handmade Mini Treehouse

Stitch/Craft

Think this looks like one of the highly covetable but rather spendy toy treehouses on the market these days? Think again. What would you say if we told you this lovely toy was made from a few inexpensive craft-store items and some tree limbs salvaged from a debris pile?

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Holly, who runs the blog Stitch/Craft (which we've blogged about here), is always designing and creating amazing toys for her son, but this time it was Holly's husband who engineered this beauty.

The branches (which were saved from a neighbor's debris pile) were sawed to various lengths to form the upright supports, while the round flat cuts of wood were bought at a local craft store. The pieces were screwed together, and some craft-store greenery was added to form the tree canopy. And that cool little rope ladder? Popsicle sticks hot-glued to string. Ingenious!

Read Holly's full post, which includes more photos, on her website Stitch/Craft.

Images: Holly Ramer

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