Felt Crafts

Miniature Camping Tent


The mountains of felt are calling and we must craft! This miniature camping tent by Maker Team member Kristina of @miababymobile is such a fun summer tutorial. Make one to commemorate a vacation or as an afternoon project with your "bored" kids. Can you eat a s'more and craft at the same time? Asking for a friend.

Perfect for nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts, this felt tent ornament makes a delightful addition to your home decorations or a thoughtful gift for loved ones. Bring the spirit of the great outdoors indoors with this whimsical and unique decoration!

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1 - 2 hours

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Tent Pattern  (click to download)


1. Print Tent Pattern above and cut out pattern pieces. Trace onto corresponding felt sheets using Frixion Tracing Pen and cut out. Use heat (iron or hairdryer) to remove pen marks.

2. Apply thin layer of glue to Butterscotch Windows and attach to Tent Walls.

Roll Rooibos Windows, glue at end and tie with floss in the middle. Glue to top of windows.

3. Place two embellished Tent Walls together with edges aligned. Blanket stitch along long top edge. For the cleanest finish, keep stitches evenly spaced. Hide end of the thread between rectangles and bring needle out. Cut off thread.

4. In the same manner, stitch one Tent End to each end of Tent Walls. (One end will be Butterscotch and the other Rooibos.)

5. Take the remaining (unembellished) Tent Wall and align it with bottom edges of tent. Stitch along edges to attach base to sides. Leave one end open to add stuffing, then complete stitching.

6. Apply thin layer of glue to Tent Opening and attach to Butterscotch end. Keep glue slightly away from edges so any excess can be trimmed.

7. Roll Sleeping Bag, glue at end and tie floss around either end. Hot glue Sleeping Bag to Tent Opening.

8. Thread embroidery floss through backs of Flags and hot glue along Tent Opening.

Your miniature camping tent is ready. You can use any other felt colors and experiment with decorative details. Just be sure to save us a spot at the lake!

Thanks to Kristina for designing and writing this tutorial! You can see more of her work on Instagram @miababymobile and on her website. Stay tuned for more tutorials from the Benzie Design Maker Team!