A mushroom tent is the perfect camping spot, with a great mix of outdoorsy fun and intimate comfort.
This is the first in a series of guides covering how to make a mushroom tent from scrapbook photos and photos from myspace.
I’ll be sharing the process and tips in this guide, so check back often to learn more about how to build your own mushroom tent.
First things first: find a nice, dry spot.
In the case of this mushroom tent, I found a tent that is a little over 4 feet (1.2m) tall.
I had to make adjustments in my plans so the tent could be used for the best conditions.
I wanted to be able to move it around while I slept and I also wanted it to be easy to move.
I used some cheap fabric I had laying around to cover the top and bottom of the tent and I cut it down to about 2″ by 2″ (5cm by 5cm) to make room for a seat.
The sides were left bare and the bottom was left unfinished.
For the tent, you need to cut some foam off of some cardboard and sand it to smooth it out.
Then, you want to make sure that you can attach the tent to the outside of the cardboard with a rubber band or similar.
It’s very important that the foam stays put and does not tear up the tent.
Next, you’re going to want to cut a piece of cardboard that is roughly the same width as the tent in the photo.
This piece of foam is what you want on top of the mushroom tent to hold the tent up while it sits.
I used a 3/4″ (12mm) piece of 3M’s 3M Fence Wrap for this.
Then I made a small hole in the bottom of this foam piece.
You’ll also want to use the glue stick on the foam to seal the foam in place.
Next, you’ll want to lay out the foam.
I found that the cardboard had a bit of extra foam in it, so I folded it over and cut it into a rectangle about the same size as the foam you just cut out.
You can make this a bit longer or shorter, depending on how much space you want for the tent inside the tent flap.
Next up, you can fold the foam back over and make sure it’s completely flat.
This will keep it in place as you lay it out, but it also makes it easier to attach the foam on top.
I attached the foam piece to the tent with a piece that looks like a large rectangle with a bit more fabric on it.
I cut a strip of fabric and pinned it to the back of the foam, so that it can hang from the front of the foil.
You want to be sure that this fabric stays on the inside of the flap to prevent the foam from tearing it.
Next you need some cardboard to fold over and glue it to your cardboard tent flap as well.
I went with a 1/2″ (4mm) strip of 3m’s 2″ x 1″ (60mm x 60mm) 3M Flogger foam for this, which is pretty durable and sturdy.
Next up, I folded the foam over and glued it to one of the side seams of the inside flap.
Then on top, I glued another strip of foam onto the inside and secured the whole thing with some string.
This way, you don’t have to worry about the tent tearing up during the day.
Next you’ll have to lay the foam out in the tent so that the flap is in the correct position.
I started with a cardboard flap that was just about 4 inches (10cm) wide.
I folded this over and folded it down over the foam and used a 1″ by 1″ hole punch to push it all the way to the inside.
You need to fold the flap back over so that all the foam is on the outside.
Once all the excess foam is down the outside, you should have a little bit of foam sitting on the flap.
I then folded the flap over and used the same hole punch and punched out a piece to hold it in the folded position.
Next I glued a piece onto the bottom.
Next came the fun part.
I glued the whole flap together using a 1.5″ (7mm) wide strip of plastic and then a piece at the end to hold everything together.
Finally, I used some 1/4″ (6mm) strips of PVC pipe to tie the foam pieces together.
The result is a pretty solid tent that has the perfect combination of outdoor and camping vibes.
If you need a little more space to move around inside, you might want to take the tent down to a little cooler place.
The best part of this tent is that it will last for a long time, especially if you use some sort of ventilation system to keep it from condensing. It