Friday, March 19, 2010


This just HAD to be one of my favorite projects!

If I can find enough pictures I will post a tutorial for this soon....
We made this in 4 days.

I would NEVER suggest that. My kids and I were completely consumed with making this clubhouse! However, it wasn't difficult, just a lot of steps, the only challenging thing was sewing the tree trunk and tree top on to the large piece of blue felt, maneuvering that much felt through a sewing machine was difficult.

Here is the CLUBHOUSE

....a craft kids can help make? Boy oh boy did my kids have some grand ideas. I let them take the reins and they ran with it! They loved the felt clubhouses that people make to go over their card tables.... however, I didn't want a card table set up in the house all the time. So we made a compromise.

And the bunk bed club house was born

Enter through the 'hole' in the tree, which is made to be level with the bottom bunk.

Complete with a tree that has velcro for apples or flowers....(and for future banana's and letter's like the chicka chicka boom boom tree)

There is also a garden with pockets to hold carrots, beets and turnips.
Okay, so not the tastiest veggies, but I was looking for different colored and shaped root veggies.

Store your harvest from the garden or tree in the basket....or maybe you'll want to put flowers in the basket instead. (the basket is open to hold all sorts of goodies)

This project was started and finished within the week...but I think it would make a fun summer vacation project!

There is plenty or tracing, cutting and simple sewing to keep all ages happy.

Each fruit, veggie and flower if stuffed with batting and looks great from the front and back. The main parts of the tree and garden have been satin stitched around the edges, and the flap for the hole is double layered and reinforced.

It's great that the kids can attach this to the bunk bed, and easily take it need to use every blanket in the house now, not when you have your own bunk bed clubhouse!

My kids have kept this up almost everyday since it has been made about 3 weeks ago.
Kyler likes to keep it up when he sleeps and
on the weekend both boys have a 'campout' in the clubhouse!
We also noticed that instead of taking it all the way down we can slide the entire clubhouse to one side of the bunk!



  1. This is genious! I too wanted to make a dining table one, but didn't. The thought of taking it down every night for dinner kept me from making it. We have two sets of bunks at our house though, so this would be GREAT! For the background fabric, did you use the acrylic felt off the bolt, or splurge for wool felt?

  2. Oh how i love this!!!! I want to make one for my son. He would DYE with excitement!!!!

  3. Please please please post a tutorial! I love this one!

  4. this is fabulous! what a fun project to work on with your kids!

  5. I LOVED your switch it up pillow on SYTYC. Can you do a tutorial? I would love to make my own!

  6. I really want to make one of these! It's on my list of must haves by next fall so my boys have something to play in during the winter! I check your blog often but would you email me or post a comment on my blog when you get one up? Thanks so much!

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