I have a lot of decorative props that I’ve collected to use for birthdays, my kids room decor and seasonal home decorating, I gathered things together for each ‘theme’ so it really did only take minutes to decorate the teepe for each photo.
If you are giving a Moozle teepee as a gift it is a really nice idea to set it up and decorate it ready for the child to receive it, the reaction will be pure wonderment, remember to have the camera ready to capture the magic.
Hi, don’t forget to pack your Moozle teepee when you go on holiday – that’s what we did on a recent trip to Sardinia, I just took the fabric teepee (folded up it takes hardly any space in your suitcase) and then I picked up 8 bamboo fishing nets for €1.50 each at the local super market and a roll of parcel tape. The bamboo was celo-wrapped in brightly coloured plastic so I peeled it off around the top to have the natural bamboo showing. By taping the bamboo rods together as in the photo above they were quite strong.
Not only pretty in the photos but great extra shade on the beach too.
Set the poles up so that the thin poles that slot in around the base of the tent are tied around the outside of the upright poles as shown above. If your floor panel is pulling the poles inwards too much, loosen off the tie from the floor panel so that the poles are extended to their fullest giving maximum room inside the teepee.
There is a trick to getting the poles to stay up nice and tightly and not slide down, you need to tie them something like this…
You need to wrap the long tie, around the outside of the poles once to hold them in place, then wrap the tie up and around the poles as many different ways as possible. This way the poles are held tightly, and slightly outwards, keeping the sides of the teepee taught at the top and stopping the tie from sliding downwards.
You may need to re-tie the poles like this from time to time if you are keeping you teepee up for long periods of time as the fabric tie can stretch and loosen, especially when it is new.
You can see even more pics of various ways to wrap the tie up, under and around the poles over on Flickr here. Happy camping!