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How to make a fort!

Many thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to have a movie night with my family!

For the past 3 weeks my husband has been away training at a military school. He just got home this weekend so the daughter and I officially called movie night. Of course it wasn’t just going to be any movie night. We are talking a get your gear together, camping out in the living room kind of movie night. Keep reading if you want to learn how to make a fort.  It’s real easy, we promise.

How to make a fort!

Step one: Gather your supplies!




Couch & Chairs


Stuffed Animals



How to make a fort!

Step two: Build your fort!

This step is pretty easy and you can really make it how you see fit. We made our walls with the couch and two chairs turned backwards. Then we made the floor with all sorts of pillows, threw in some blankets, stuffed animals, snacks and entertainment. Lastly we draped sheets over the top to make the fort. If your fort is a little droopy you might need a good broomstick for reinforcement.

How to make a fort!


How to make a fort!

Step three: Enjoy!

The best part of a pillow fort is that you can hideaway and do whatever you please. We choose to entertain ourselves with our favorite snack, Pop Secret popcorn and a little book reading.

How to make a fort!


How to make a fort!


I can explain to you all day long how to make a fort but that isn’t the important part. You can throw some pillows on the floor, blow up an air mattress or just hang out in the living room. As long as you are spending time with your family that is the ultimate goal. Do something fun with your kids this weekend. 🙂 Go submit your own pillow fort pictures to Pop Secret’s Facebook page using the hashtag #PopSecretForts for a chance to receive a fun prize pack and other surprises! Also you can find a $1 off coupon over on their facebook page as well.

I love comments! Let me know what your favorite way is to spend time with your family.


Kelly Hutchinson

Friday 30th of January 2015

My kids will make a fort anywhere and anytime and they are 13 and 16! We love a good bowl of PopSecret popcorn to go along with it1

Gabriel Bregg

Thursday 29th of January 2015

Popcorn is great - sometimes I try to convince the family it should be the whole meal, but so far, no takers. I do sneak it to the litttle ones for breakfast sometimes though.


Wednesday 28th of January 2015

I used to do this as a kid. It was so fun! I'm going to get my kids to make a fort for our next movie night.

Tiffany (A Mom's Take)

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Pillow forts are the best, especially for movie night with popcorn, or just to get away and play.

Shanaka Mama Bee Does

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

My boys have become pros at making forts. They even drag the poor dogs inside. What's a good fort without popcorn?