How to make a simple garden den

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This den is simple when you don’t have a great deal of outdoor space, but still want an adventure.

Collect a bunch of tall bamboo canes

Collect a bunch of tall bamboo canes

Get as many tall bamboo canes as you can and make them into a wigwam. Secure the top of the canes with a couple of loops of masking tape.

Make a wigwam shape

Make a wigwam shape

Pull the bottoms of the canes out so they are steady and not likely to fall over.

Secure the top with a couple of wraps of masking tape

Secure the top with a couple of wraps of masking tape

Get some large blankets and wrap around the frame. Secure in place with pegs. You can also use the pegs to join blankets together to get rid of any gaps.

Use blankets to cover your den and secure with pegs

Use blankets to cover your den and secure with pegs

When you are happy with the blankets, add additional pegs to clip them to the bamboo frame. This just makes the den that bit more rigid.

Furnish your den with blankets and cushions

Furnish your den with blankets and cushions

Fill the den with pillows, cushions, duvets, flowers and toys. Admire your work and have a picnic in your new den.

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May 30, 2012 | Activities, Den making | 1 comment