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6 creative ways to build a blanket fortress from IKEA

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As part of their quarantine campaign, IKEA in Russia released instructions on how to build a variety of homemade furniture forts for children, to help keep young minds stimulated and engaged.

IKEA designs blanket forts for children during lockdown

Furniture giant IKEA has designed six play houses that can be built using items found in the house to entertain children (and adults) during coronavirus lockdown. Created by IKEA Russia and creative agency Instinct, the children’s forts form part of a campaign to encourage people to remain in their homes during lockdown. The instructions have been illustrated in that particular IKEA way. We think these ideas look like a lot of fun.

All of the structures can be made using such household items as pillows, chairs, tables, standing lamps, laundry pins, and—of course—blankets.
The Russian IKEA Instagram page published 6 blanket fort designs earlier this month, All of the structures can be made using such household items as pillows, chairs, tables, standing lamps, laundry pins, and—of course—blankets. Source: adweek.com
For example, Höuse uses an IKEA table, two blankets, eight books and ten laundry pins (teddy bear optional)
The guide is composed of six different fort variations made with both IKEA products and objects found at home. For example, Höuse uses an IKEA table, two blankets, eight books and ten laundry pins (teddy bear optional) Source: ikeahackers.net
– a sofa, table, dining chairs, a clothes rail – and require a big blanket (no surprises there), pillows, pegs or bulldog clips for securing the blankets, and books for weighing down the ends.
Most of the forts centre around a piece of furniture – a sofa, table, dining chairs, a clothes rail – and require a big blanket (no surprises there), pillows, pegs or bulldog clips for securing the blankets, and books for weighing down the ends. Source: ikeahackers.net
“#StayHome was a general slogan of this spring. Self-isolation and quarantine measures are ongoing. Parents no longer know how else they can entertain their children being stuck inside the four walls.”
The designs were created by ad agency, Instinct, which issued a statement: “#StayHome was a general slogan of this spring. Self-isolation and quarantine measures are ongoing. Parents no longer know how else they can entertain their children being stuck inside the four walls.” Source: ikeahackers.net
While the campaign features specific IKEA items, you don’t have to get the actual item displayed in the ad to make an IKEA blanket fort. Use similar products to achieve more or less the same results.
The illustrations feature diagrams and a list of products, but no instructions as such. While the campaign features specific IKEA items, you don’t have to get the actual item displayed in the ad to make an IKEA blanket fort. Use similar products to achieve more or less the same results. Source: ikeahackers.net
The Cåstle, which is made of four Stefan chairs and a Krokig clothes stand wrapped a set of Blötsnö lights supporting Nattjasmin sheets fixed with clothes pegs, is one of the more complex designs. Ikea Russia is also asking people to share their creations on social media with the hashtag #StayHome. CAUTION: Do make sure any structure is safe and do not leave children unattended.
Some designs are more complex than others. The Cåstle, which is made of four Stefan chairs and a Krokig clothes stand wrapped a set of Blötsnö lights supporting Nattjasmin sheets fixed with clothes pegs, is one of the more complex designs. Ikea Russia is also asking people to share their creations on social media with the hashtag #StayHome. CAUTION: Do make sure any structure is safe and do not leave children unattended. Source: ikeahackers.net
The roof is formed of two Nattjasmin sheets. A Mialotta throw and three Valbjörg cushions would provide comfort for the child inside the fort. But the illustration is only a suggestions and you can use your own sofa and soft furnishings. CAUTION: Do make sure any structure is safe and do not leave children unattended.
The Förtress is a traditional sofa fort with walls made using the cushions from IKEA’s Landskrona The roof is formed of two Nattjasmin sheets. A Mialotta throw and three Valbjörg cushions would provide comfort for the child inside the fort. But the illustration is only a suggestions and you can use your own sofa and soft furnishings. CAUTION: Do make sure any structure is safe and do not leave children unattended. Source: ikeahackers.net

Are you inspired to build a blanket fort?

Ikea Russia is asking people to share their creations on social media with the hashtag #StayHome. We think this is a fantastic idea and would love to see some of your creations. CAUTION: Please make sure any structure is safe and do not leave children unattended.

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