Lisa Leonard Designs

make-shift playhouse

August 7th | older posts

Matty and I built a quick * and not very fancy* fort in the backyard yesterday. Basically, I nailed a sheet to the back fence, added a tunnel for the entrance and their pop-up tent for the other side. A soft blanket made the space cozy.

Simple as it was, the kid loved it. Brought all kinds of toys inside to make the space ‘his’ and…
had a friend over for lunch to make the space feel like home. Maybe next time we’ll even make it a little fancier.

20 Responses

  1. joy says:

    forts are so fun! what a good mama you are!

  2. Chrissie says:

    so cute! we made a fort yesterday in the girls’ bedroom. How funny.

  3. Shan says:

    Ummmm, I’d like your sheets as a fort – or on my bed :) Super cute!

  4. Theresa says:

    How fun! I always loved forts. Great looking lunch trays. Yummy!! You are a good fort mom.

  5. Erin says:

    what fun! it’s perfect for boys! My boys are older and the youngest still loves forts!

  6. Beth H says:

    What a perfect fort. Nice and big so you can invite friends!

  7. A Farmer's Wife says:

    Cute and creative!!! I love it!

  8. Sarah Markley says:

    this is always fun!

  9. Melody says:

    I think the best hideouts/forts are the un-fancy ones! =)

  10. Karen says:

    Ah to be a kid again…simple, homemade forts are always the most fun!

  11. Misty says:

    you’re such a cool mama! matty looks SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

  12. Jackie says:

    This must be the week of forts. I kid you not my daughter & I made a fort in her bedroom just yesterday. It involved a blanket, a tent, a tunnel & a lot of imagination. Too cute = )

  13. Carolina Mama says:

    Oh that’s great!

  14. Jill Duarte says:

    Love the sheets! I helped my three girls build a fort last week to keep them busy so I could get some computer time. It worked great! I used my two King sized sheets and sloped it from the top of the garage cabinets to the ground. It’s huge and covers half our garage/playroom. It’s been up for a week and the girls and their friends are out there again while I type. Forts are the BEST!!!!

  15. Stephanie says:

    That is so fun! A friend of mine made a little “condo” for her kids out of refrigerator boxes. They loved it! Simple but fun :)

  16. Cristi says:

    He is so cute. Looks a lot like his mom, huh?

  17. mamalife says:

    Kids have the BEST imagination and are just as happy with something make-shift and creative as with something quite planned out and fancy!

  18. Laura and the family says:

    I even enjoyed getting in a playhouse with my son… Sometimes I put the leaves on the table to make it bigger, then put the bed sheet on the top.. and have them sit in the middle of opening table. I use pillows, blankets and flashlights. They had a blast time. I’m sure Matt likes that.

  19. Roo says:

    awwww! so sweet!

    my hubby ordered me one of your swanky necklaces. I LOVE IT. and am sending many admirers your way.

  20. christa says:

    I left something for you on my blog. :)


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