We absolutely adore LiEr (Lorraine Teigland) and her blog, Ikatbag. Her sense of humor shines through every one of her creative projects so they are not only informative but also fun to read. We’ve chosen a few of her playhouse tutorials to share with you because we know you’ll think they’re just as awesome as we do. Playhouses act as perfect hideaways and creative stimuli for kids during the summer, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get sewing!

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The Little Blue House was originally a birthday present for her daughter, Jenna, but we know this house would be enjoyed by any kid, birthday or not! We love the window box detail for “planting” flowers.

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The Princess Pavilion Tent is fit for, well, a princess! You’d never guess this tent it built from a table. Some of the flaps between the top of the table and the top of the tent open up for secret toy storage! Genius and oh so cute.

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This hallway house is a 3-D upgrade from the popular doorway puppet theater a few years ago. You can even easily change the shape of the house with her strategically placed tension rods. It’s like three different portable houses in one!

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This comically titled, Yard Trash Pavilion is a cinch to assemble, and as the name suggests, extremely affordable. We love how the wind catches the table cloth panels: magical to look at and to play in!

 

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