For some reason Owen has talked about building a playhouse for the last year- probably due to the lack of play space in our backyard (the only thing I don't like about this house). So, with a week off for us both (rare) we decided to help make the little guy's dream a reality- on a really tight budget- what he had saved in his piggy bank, $14.
I found 15 pallets on Craigslist several months ago, free. There are companies out there that want to get rid of them. I just heard from a friend that Lowe's etc. are selling them after the raise in Pinterest pallet projects- there are still free options people, so don't give in. We also had an old fence door from a project at my office.
Things you need:
- 5 pallets
- fence door or piece of plywood
- nails- 4 in, 2.5 in
- two hinges (for the roof)
- 4- 2X4's
Things you'll need:
- wood & stake for sign
- twine or rope
- plastic reusable bag (the yellow is from Ikea, the blue is a plastic tablecloth)
- flag pattern
- hole puncher
I created the flags from reusable bags & plastic table cloths. I decorated the fort with the help of the little guy with items we already had: toys, kids picnic table, bird box & flower box from ESP fair day!
Voila! Happy kids &
tired happy parents- a perfectly good "playhouse","workshop", "fort .... for only $14.