Like most kids, I think, I loved tents when I was little. I remember putting blankets over chairs to make them inside, and I remember putting up my dad's big tent in the backyard to camp outside in the summer. That being the case, when I saw this idea for a tent made of scrap wood and a sheet, I told Sweet Husband, "I'll bet the Kid would think that's so cool!"
A dowel rod and corresponding size drill bit were procured (we had the scrap wood and the sheet already). Sweet Husband drilled the holes, and I hemmed up the sheet. Instead of using elastic to attach the sheet to the poles, I sewed on leftover strips of the sheet to make ties. As you can see, I put ties at the top, in the middle, and on the bottom, to keep the sheet from flapping too much.
And in the meantime, I may have to drag out a big pillow, lay back, and use it as reading shade--even as a grown-up, I still love tents!