Need DIY Ideas for Vintage Tent

Need DIY Ideas for Vintage Tent

Carrie McBride
Mar 12, 2010

Q: My 16-month-old has started playing behind my curtains and wants to play in hidden corners. So I thought a play tent would be a great idea and could not resist a 30's vintage one I have found. I want to set it up in a corner in my 16-months-old room or against a wall. The problem is that it did not come with poles (obviously, since it is vintage ). It also does not appear to have any insert points for poles and since it is a tiny one - around 40 inches height - I'm afraid poles could also pose a hazard. It has an opening on the top. Can anyone help me out on how to set up a circus tent? Can I hang it from the ceiling and create some kind of support to give it a shape?

Sent by Danae

Editor: One idea for Danae is to check out this cool hula hoop dome tent - maybe she can apply this idea to her tent. Readers - what other ideas can you come up with?

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