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How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

Blanket forts aren't just for kids, they're also a totally-appropriate-not-weird-at-all indoor activity for adults! What's more fun than building a fort in your apartment? Almost nothing. We asked comedians/actors/writers: Andrew Michaan and Andree Vermeulen to show us how to build the perfect blanket fort, see below. 

Winter is right around the corner, and let's face it: we're all having a tough time adjusting. Here in Los Angeles we're experiencing temperatures below 70 degrees on a frighteningly regular basis. We've asked a lot of friends how to deal with this sudden change and they all gave the same advice: blankets. But blankets seem a little... Boring? Is there any way to make them more FUN? Turns out there is: a blanket fort. We spent weeks researching and soliciting the opinions of dozens of children aged 5-7 to figure out the best way to build a blanket fort. And here we have it: our step-by-step guide for turning your frigid couch into a kingdom of warmth and comfort.

1) Gather your supplies: blankets, dowels, pillows, rug, tapestry (a blanket can be too heavy for the middle section, so we've substituted in a wall tapestry). 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

2) Put on some fun outfits. Most people would pick pajamas, but that's a bit obvious. We recommend a nice fitted suit and cocktail dress. And a cat. And a dog. Why not? 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

3) Stick the dowel in between the couch cushions. These will be the posts for the fort. Wait, do we have enough dowel? I don't think we have enough dowel. We should have bought more dowel. Am I saying that right? Dowel? 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

4) Remove your cat. Inviting him was a bad idea. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

Chemin Rose Throw Blanket

5) Get overwhelmed. This is harder than it looks. How did we do this as kids?

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

6) Have a snack. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

7) I have an idea: a broom! It's basically thick dowel with coarse hair on the end, yeah? That'll work. Dowel crisis averted. Ok, back on track. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

8) Drape the lighter tapestry on the dowel over the middle of the couch. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

9) Use the heavier blankets on the outsides to hold the whole structure in place.

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

10) Remove your cat again. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

11) He's upset. Tell him you still love him, but he's on thin ice.

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

12) Drape the blankets and rug on the couch to make the whole fort more blanket-y and rug-y. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

Sea Throw Blanket

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

13) Remove your cat one final time and place him in time out. That'll teach him. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

14) Place your pillows, carefully! The whole thing could collapse with the faintest sneeze. 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

Marble Throw Pillow

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

15) You now have a blanket fort. Congratulations! 

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

**And they have one too. Really, you made this for them. You kept removing your cat because you wanted to surprise him.

How To Build A Blanket Fort For Adults

Photos by: Stevie Nelson

Follow Andrew and Andree on Instagram: @andrewmichaan @dreeandree

 

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Project M commented on Friday, December 9, 2016 2:07pm
Swen Swensøn commented on Friday, December 9, 2016 11:29pm
☺️👌🏻
Dorian Legret commented on Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:53am
Ahah nice ! :D
Sébastien BOUVIER commented on Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:19am
Sébastien BOUVIER commented on Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:13am
osu.busu commented on Sunday, December 11, 2016 7:16am
nice ^^
Ella Frödin commented on Sunday, December 11, 2016 7:53am
I just thought about one thing, not at all related to this post but I didn't know where else to write it so I'll just write it here! Wouldn't it be great if you could manage the products that appear at your store? I find it so annoying that they don't match, it makes my store look messy. Somebody agree? Also, wouldn't it be great to have a discussion forum for us artists here on S6? So we could discuss stuff like this
MissBeli commented on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:45am
So nice, love your pets and your colors...
Here some blankets with very pop design : https://society6.com/missbeli/throw-blankets
DesigndN commented on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:21am
Very funny! Maybe once you can use one of my blankets https://society6.com/designdn/throw-b...s?show=new
Menchulica commented on Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:25am
Always learning... :o :) :D

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