Rainy Day Fort Building {Mingle Monday July 16th}


Rainy Day Fort Building

Fort building is a right of childhood, don’t ya think? I remember building forts out of old cardboard boxes, pillows, chairs, underneath the dining table, and yes, sometimes even underneath my bed. I’d bring along a special book or a few toys I really want to play with and allow my imagination to run wild in those buildings of my childhood. Later, I progressed on to decorating cardboard boxes to make somewhat of a village, but the cover of a blanket or sheet was always involved as my sister and I would build a “community of forts” in our living room.

Over the years, Little Buddy has definitely built his fair share of forts, but this past weekend while my husband was away on business, we took our fort building to a bit of a more comfortable level, if you will.

Using my poster bed, we secured sheets over the top and down the sides of my bed with a few large rubber bands. Pillows were pulled from the chairs in my room and elsewhere in the house to make our fort extra insulated until we decided we needed a bit more space.

We had a ball playing in our fort all day Saturday. It was our refuge for a day when playing outside just wasn’t going to happen.

We read books, we played with GI Joes that had long been cast aside for electronics, and we even told a few scary stories in that old fort.

As night time rolled around, off came the end of the fort so we could enjoy movie night from the vantage point of the most comfortable fort I’ve ever had the pleasure of hanging out in for the afternoon.


All in all, it was a most magical day.


How We Made Our Poster Bed Fort

4 flat sheets that fit the size of your bed, i.e. if a king size bed then 4 king size sheets
about 10 large rubber bands
step stool (optional)


Step 1. Spread 1 of the flat sheets across the bed. Lift one corner of the sheet and secure around the top of the poster bed poster with a rubber band. Repeat until all four corners have been secured at the posters.

Step 2. Hang 1 of the flat sheets alongside one side of the bed by securing each of the two corners onto the posters with a rubber band on each poster. Repeat with the other side of the bed with another flat sheet as well as for the other open end of the bed.

Step 3. Add pillows inside the fort for additional comfort.

Now you are ready to bring in the fun and imagination into your fort. I do have to warn you though, Little Buddy asked if we could turn his bed into a fort for the rest of the summer.

What did you do this weekend? Anything you’d like to share?

Mingle Monday


Are you ready to mingle? You’re welcome to share a favorite thing you’ve made – craft, sweet treat, meal, photograph, or even decor. I look forward to seeing all you’ve made!


How to participate {Easy as 1-2-3!} :

1. If you have a blog, simply add the permalink to your post. Do not add the link to the homepage of your website. If you don’t have a blog, don’t worry, add a link from your Facebook page, Instagram, or Flickr of your photograph.

2. Include a link in your post to addapinch.com to share all of the great ideas linked up with your readers, if you have a blog.

3. Select the photo you wish to link to your site and include the title of what you are sharing! Add a Pinch is family-friendly, so please be sure the links you are sharing are as well. I reserve the right to delete any links as I determine necessary.

8 comments on “Rainy Day Fort Building {Mingle Monday July 16th}”

  1. Thanks for hosting! 🙂 Love the fort!

  2. That has got to be one of the coolest forts I’ve ever seen!

  3. Pingback: Raspberry Sorbet

  4. Fort building is a pretty regular thing around here, usually 1 a week during the summer now. I remember the magical little feeling when we built them as kids. Such fun little havens.

  5. I saw your fort on Instagram. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Do you watch “Community”? They had an episode on Pillow Forts vs. Sheet Forts that was pretty funny.
    Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your week.

    • Oh my goodness, I need to go look on Hulu for that episode. We had a HUGE discussion about the benefits of each type of fort. We finally decided on combining the two, but after a TON of discussion!!!

      Hope you have a great week, too!

  6. Hi! Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, delicious mayo!
    Here’s the link: http://www.momessentials.net/delicious-healthy-mayo-spicy-or-mil/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *