I think most kids love making forts and clubhouses, but my youngest is obsessed with them. At least a couple times a week, I go into her room and find a whole variety of sheets, towels and blankets draped over her bottom bunk to make her own private hide-out. As part of her room re-do that I'm in the process of doing, I decided to give her something a little more "permanent" (although it's still easily switched out or removed completely)
Isn't this cool?
Look how it works. The curtain can be all tucked away when not in use, but just slide it closed for your very own Bottom Bunk Fort (in our case, a very Pinkalicious Bottom Bunk Fort!)
Now I promised you that it would only take 5 minutes to make and you wouldn't have to sew or even cut anything. I wasn't lying, check it out..
Here's what you need: a twin flat sheet, curtain rings with clips, and a tension rod (NOTE: You can usually find the curtain rings at Target, Walmart, etc. with the curtains and curtain hardware)
UPDATE: I replaced the thin tension rod I originally used with a sturdier one (actually a shower curtain tension rod). It still only took 5 minutes to make, but will withstand a little more kid wear and tear. I just had to slide off one of the plastic end caps to put on the curtain rings.
Here's what to do:
1. Slide your curtain rings onto the tension rod ( I used two packages, so 14 clips).
2. Mount your tension rod to the bunk bed.
3. Fold your twin, flat sheet in half lengthwise, then attach the clips on the fold.
4. And that's it! See, I told you it was fast and you wouldn't have to cut or sew anything!
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