Review of Ready to Decorate Teepee by Hobbycraft *

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We were sent this lovely Ready to Decorate Teepee by Hobbycraft and it is great timing too as its school holidays and we are always out of idea on what to do with the kids to keep them occupied at home as heading out can be quite costly at times.  The poles were very sturdy and the canvas quite strong and well made to being with.  The instructions very straight forward too. We would recommend leaving the tent white as it is and just draping it with some fancy lights or coloured cloth if you are not keen on drawing and painting it.  We did not have a chance to do that as our kids had other ideas! They both sketched a draft drawing on what they wanted on their side of the tent and then we headed to the garden when the weather was better to paint the designs…of course, us adults helped too. We used acrylic paint to paint the designs on and once the paint dried up, we attached some butterflies to it and used sharpie pens to draw outlines on the drawing. Read on and watch out video to see what we did.

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Instructions

The instructions were pretty simple, my daughter did more of the pole insertion while my husband (who was tall enough) help us to insert the hole in the pre-made hole in the tent and tied the poles up.  It was relatively light and easy to move the teepee from one location to another.  Have a look at our video to see more photos and unboxing details.  Here’s what’s stated on the box:

  1. Insert the wooden poles into the canvas slots and spread the legs out to form a Teepee
  2. Using the canvas strings attached, wrap around the top of the poles to secure together
  3. Tie back the Teepee doors and you’re ready to play

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Here’s a short slideshow video of our review of the Teepee

What we thought of the Teepee?

To be honest, we totally loved the teepee as we had this opened up in our living room to create a cosy corner for them as it was raining outside.  This allowed our kids to have a good time playing inside it, they did everything from reading to watching TV to getting all their toys inside. They also brought in cushions and made the tent really cosy.  When the weather was not as wet, we brought the teepee out to the garden and they had a play about outside, so its versatile inside and outside. Painting the teepee and decorating it also gave our kids the chance to learn while playing and got us as a family to do the activity together which was really good. We, adults, found painting the teepee very therapeutic as well and enjoyed the bonding session with our kids.  Our only qualms would be that there were no decorating paint or sharpie pens provided with the kit and luckily we had some already in the house, for others this might be an expensive gift if you add the decorating tools such as buntings, glitter, fabrics, paints, pens, felt as well. But all in all, we totally loved this and would recommend it as a present for little ones to allow them to be more creative.

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Teepee Specs

  • Size:140x 120 cm (55.1 x 47.2 inches)
  • Kit contains: canvas teepee, canvas rope, five wooden poles and instructions
  • Decorate your own children’s canvas teepee!
  • Decorate with all sorts of arts and crafts equipment
  • Ideal for summer dens or cosy winter retreats

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How much is the Teepee?

The 140 x 120cm Teepee costs £38 and you can buy yours here.

Where is the nearest Hobbycraft store?

There are more than 80 stores worldwide, do click here at their store finder link to find the closest branch to you.

About Hobbycraft

Founded in 1995, they are the largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK with more than 80 stores nationwide whilst their head office is based in Dorset. With over 25,000 products for 250 inspirational activities and hundreds of exciting ideas, you’ll discover everything you need to get crafty. Including value essentials, art materials, craft kits and components, cookware and baking supplies, paper craft, knit, stitch and haberdashery and ready-to-make jewellery.  Plus, when it comes to organising a party and adding a personal touch to your wedding, you’ll find all of your favourite brands and everything you need.

 

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* We were gifted the Teepeee in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

48 Comments

  1. August 22, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    This would be so cool to hang out and read to my boys. Maybe I would get some quiet time from them.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 23, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Yes it sure would be a fab cosy space to do that Tara, kids enjoy it so much

  2. August 23, 2018 / 1:02 am

    This looks like a lot of fun with the kids in the backyard. Thanks for sharing

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 23, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Glad you enjoyed reading it Scott

  3. August 23, 2018 / 8:18 am

    This is such a good idea! You can really unleash your imagination on the blank canvas.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Absolutely!! That’s what being creative is all about x

  4. August 23, 2018 / 9:56 am

    This is nice craft for kids to do and enjoy afterward. I don’t small kids now but I remember my boys like playing inside tents, which is something similar to teepee.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Yes as I type this our kids are still in the teepee, they love it so much

  5. August 23, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Oh my goodness what an awesome wigwam! I am loving that you get to paint it yourself it really offers your own fun and unique tent!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Yes it does, for those who don’t mind getting a bit more creative, this is the perfect gift as it is easy to assemble

  6. August 23, 2018 / 10:01 am

    We have one of these, unfortunately it’s been sat under the stairs in the box for 4 months. I have something very particular I want to do with it though so it’s not coming out until I’m ready.

    I love the decorations. 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Thank you Beth, the kids decided that they wanted to paint it and it was their design, so ever more special. Hope you get to do yours soon

  7. August 23, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Oh! My daughter would love this so much because she is SO crafty! Unfortunately, we already have a princess tent… BUT it’s falling apart soon. Maybe I’ll order this one next!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Yes do keep this in mind as she would love decorating this Elizabeth

  8. Suzanne Melton
    August 23, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    This is really inspiring – I am going to have to look for a version in the States. My little one is into painting and tents – so he will LOVE this. Thanks for posting this recommendation.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Your welcome Suzanne

  9. August 23, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    I always loved teepees as a child and this one looks absolutely lovely and fun all around for the kids to have.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:49 am

      We have to agree with you Anosa, absolute fun!

  10. August 23, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    This looks like a fabulous family activity. I will keep this in mind for the grandchildren.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Yes it would be a great activity with the grandkids for sure Mary

  11. August 23, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    We’re addicted to shopping in Hobbycraft! and this teepee looks great fun to decorate!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:49 am

      How wonderful to hear that! Yes so many wonderful items there at Hobbycraft

  12. hannah
    August 24, 2018 / 9:40 am

    This looks great and looks like you had a lot of fun decorating it too

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Yes we did, thank you Hannah x

  13. August 24, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    This is a very fun idea to hangout with your sons and daughters. This would be a great way to unplug your children from technology.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Yes we totally agree and to get them to stay outdoor longer than they usually would

  14. August 24, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    My kids would LOVE this, they creating their own artwork

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Glad to hear that Kara, love it when we hear kids love messy play and outdoor fun

  15. August 24, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    We have this teepee and my little boy loves it. We left our white but thought using it in the garden it’s got alittle dirty so I love the idea of baby bear doing some art work on it xx

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:35 am

      Yes, its not too late to redecorate it and give it a splash of paint

  16. August 24, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I love the strong primary colours used by your children looks like they had great fun. I’m sure my nieces 3 children would have a ball doing this

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Yes we are sure they would too Elaine, it was also a great way for us to teach them about the main primary colours and about colour mixing

  17. Princess Quinn
    August 24, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    This looks so cool! My kids would love to set up something like this on the yard and play like we are camping.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Yes absolutely !!

  18. August 24, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Love this lots, we work at a lot of festivals but not sure it would survive the weather 😆 my daughter would love it 😍

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Yes the canvas would be great for outdoor too Vicky, I am sure it would be fine for drizzles and light rain

  19. Claire
    August 25, 2018 / 12:28 am

    I’ve never made a teepee before! But I did use to make tents with blanket when I was young. I think it’s the same concept and fun! Love how you can decorate the teepee!

    • yeahlifestyle
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      August 25, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Yes it the same Claire, but this is less hassle as you dont need to look for the frame, its all provided for you

  20. August 25, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Oh I love this!!!! I feel a purchase coming on… The bees are so cute!!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Thank you Naomi, it was the kids idea x

  21. August 26, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    I love how creative you can get with Hobbycraft, they have such a great range of projects to get your hands stuck into. I love the idea of decorating your own teepee, I love the final look that the kids went with

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 28, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you Tanya, it was our kids’s own idea and they had such good fun playing with it

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 28, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      Yes Kaz, totally agree. Luckily we had a lot of supplies in the house already, so kids did not have to wait

  22. August 27, 2018 / 10:31 am

    My kids would have loved this when they wre younger, we love Hobbycraft I could spend hours in there

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 28, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      Yes so much to buy there and such creative activity too

  23. Blair Villanueva
    August 29, 2018 / 4:39 am

    This is adorable way to make your kids be creative and have some fun for the summer. Do they also comes in other colors?

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 29, 2018 / 7:33 am

      It just comes in white as the aim is for kids to decorate it how they like it

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