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How to create a DIY trampoline fort for your next sleepover

Upgrade your sleepovers by transforming your trampoline into the perfect bed for a night under the stars. This setup is sure to create unforgettable summer memories—and we created a step-by-step guide on everything you'll need.

Step 1: Clean your trampoline

Leaves and twigs are bound to pile up on your trampoline, especially if you haven't used it in a while. Grab a broom and sweep thoroughly. Remember, this is where you'll be laying your blankets, so you want it to be as clean as possible. For extra cleanliness, wipe the surface with a disinfectant and paper towel.

Step 2: Grab as many blankets as possible

Trampolines don't provide much support for your back, so it's important to lay down *plenty* of blankets. Thick comforters are great for making it feel as though you're sleeping on a cloud!

Step 3: Create curtains by using sheets


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Grab some bedroom sheets and drape them over the trampoline's walls. This will give you and your besties some privacy. If you're having trouble keeping the curtains up, you can use clothespins or tie the sheets around the trampoline's poles. 

Step 4: Add pillows

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Add as many pillows as you'd like for maximum comfort (and aesthetics, obvi). Any type of pillow will do.

Step 5: Decorate!

Hang fairy lights over the trampoline's walls to get that magical effect. Take an outdoor extension cord and plug in the lights or use a battery-powered pack for easy access. If you don't have any fairy lights, grab some glowsticks.

Step 6: Bring snacks

Snacks are a sleepover necessity—chips, popcorn, cookies and candies! Don't forget to bring water too. It's important to stay hydrated, especially if you and your besties will be up past midnight.

Step 7: Enjoy your trampoline fort!

Now that your trampoline fort is set up for your next sleepover, it's time to invite your besties over. Get ready to listen to music, dance and set up your laptop for a movie marathon. Most importantly, have fun!

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Tag @girlslifemag in your trampoline fort pics for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!

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by Nadia Payne | 7/28/2022
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