Camping and summer go hand-in-hand, so obviously I needed some adorable campers to decorate my house for summertime. I provide the camper outline, and you get to be crafty and create your dream camper convoy to display in your home. Let’s go camping!
- Download and print your camper template:
- Burlap, or other sturdy material for the main camper piece
- Fabric (bottom, door, and window)
- Other embellishment items: string, ribbon, felt, etc.
- Fabric glue, and/or sewing machine
- Button (wheel)
- Air soluble marker
- String and mini clothespins
- Optional: fabric paint, pipe cleaner (for hitch)
Cut out your pieces:
- Print and cut out your camper template
- Use the camper template and trace the outline onto your burlap or other main material with your air soluble marker
- Cut out your other camper parts from your fabric:
- Bottom Liner:
- Lay the camper template on your fabric
- Measure up 1.5″ from the bottom and mark on each side
- Trace from your markings, down the sides, and along the bottom
- Cut out bottom liner piece
- Trace a 1.5″ X 2.5″ rectangle on the back of your door fabric and cut out
- Optional: round the top of the door by folding the piece in half hot dog way and drawing an arch along the top
- Trace and cut a 1″ X 1″ square on your window fabric and cut out
Time to get creative!
I used fabric glue to attatch all of my fabric pieces so I will tell you to glue each piece on in the instructions, but you can sew them on if you prefer.
- Glue the bottom camper liner fabric along the bottom edge of the main (burlap) camper
- Line the bottom of the door up with the bottom of the camper and glue it on top of the bottom liner fabric
- Finally, glue the window to the camper
Adding on details
I used a variety of craft supplies I had in my house to decorate my campers. Use anything that makes you happy to personalize yours. You can click on the pictures below for a closer look at each one. Some things I did to decorate mine are:
- Hot glue a large button on the back end for the wheel
- Fabric glue string to make a line for lights or bunting
- Cut small triangles from felt or fabric and glue to the string for bunting
- Use fabric paint to add lights, doorknobs, and trim detail
- Glue on small beads or accessories
- Roll up the end of a pipe cleaner and hot glue it to the backside of the camper to make a trailer hitch
All that’s left to do is display those fabulous little campers!
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