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Back when we were just children, it was the easiest and most natural thing in the world for us: take a few pillows, add some blankets, maybe the one or other chair, or simply the little brother's bunk bed, and it was finished - the perfect little blanket fort!
For a short period of time we were able to forget everything and everyone else. Combining just a few simple household items with enough imagination and we had a princess castle, a pirate ship, an unexplored cave or simply the most comfortable and cosy location for bookworms, day dreamers and aspiring (colouring-) artists.
But if it was so great, why did ever we stop building blanket forts? Don’t we still need time to ourselves now and then? Don’t we still want to feel like princesses, pirates or explorers sometimes ? Or maybe just hide from reality once in a while and feel like children again?
We think we most definitely deserve that and so do you! Right now! Whether to relax on your own or to have fun with your friends, here's our five steps guide on how to build your very own ultimate blanket fort:
Get enough material to build your blanket fort as grant, comfortable and extravagant as you can imagine!
Necessary supplies:• Blankets … lots of blankets. Like ours ;)
Additional supplies to make your blanket fort extra special:
• Fairy lights
• Stuffed Animals
• Our new super soft Anna Blue blanket!
• Glow sticks
• Colourful cloths
• Provisions (we recommend things that don’t crumb or make a mess such as gummy bears, fruit, pudding ...)
• Art and craft supplies
• More blankets
Things you should NOT use for safety reasons:• Candles (with the exception of our very own Anna Blue candles, because they spread their delicious scents even without having to light them)
Remember what being a child felt like.
Don’t try to approach the whole building a fort thing like a reasonable, logical, or even adult person. It's about releasing your inner child.
Go wild! Be crazy! Think of all the things you haven’t done in forever because they’re soooo childish and then do them!
This is your chance.
You still have absolutely no idea what your blanket fort should look like? That’s not an issue at all! Many before you have had the same problem, but fortunately even more people love to share their extraordinary ideas with you.
The internet is full of great ideas and awesome tutorials to inspire you, but to make your research easier, here are some interesting links:
Since you’ve already got your supplies and found all the inspiration you ever needed, there’s only one thing left for you to do; build your very own ultimate blanket fort!
You don’t know how?
Here are two pretty neat instructions:
You did it! Your blanket fort stands or hangs or leans, is comfortably furnished and most importantly looks totally spectacular and absolutely unique!
So, what’s there left to do?
Have fun with it! Enjoy yourself inside your fort!
Invite friends to play, cuddle up with a good book between the many pillows, or finally listen to the Anna Blue audio books that have been on your to-do list forever!
It’s totally up to you how you spend your time and we wish you all the fun in the world!
PS Share your blanket fort pictures on Instagram and link us! ♥
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