This Valentines day I wanted to do something extra special. Normally I cook something really nice (read: something with expensive meat) but we didn’t really have the budget for that. So it had to be low budget but amazing at the same time. It started with the idea of an indoor picknick and ended up with this amazing bohemian blanket fort. How cool is that?
I have a lot of pretty bohemian blankets and fabrics lying around, so that part was easy. The hard part was the frame. I wanted a big blanket fort that would fit the three of us easily. I considered many options but in the end I used an old frame of a party tent that I had lying around. It came with the caravan we bought last year and we didn’t really know what to do with it (it’s green and hideous). But hey, for my blanket fort the frame was just right!
I used only half of the frame and some tie wraps to keep the frame together. The whole thing was 3 meter on each side, so that would have been way to big for my living room. But using half of the tent frame worked like a charm! I draped the blankets and fabrics over the frame and I used clothes pins to keep everything in place.
To make everything extra special I added a bunting that I made a few years back for Rens his birthday and some firefly lights. Inside the tent we used some pillows from our couch and a few extra blankets to make it really cozy.
As you can see Rens wanted to sleep in the blanket fort. But we ended up eating pancakes and cheesecake inside our beautiful bohemian tent. Tom loved it, Rens loved and I did too. So we really had an amazing Valentines Day!