DIY Tent Weights

There’s a big issue whenever I go to a craft fair.  My quilts that hang from the tent end up acting like sails, and they catch every gust of wind.  Thankfully I learned about this issue early on, and I purchased some cinder blocks.  On the one hand, my tent doesn’t budge, and I don’t have to scramble to re-set everything as a result.  BUT…the cinder blocks are…ugly.  I’ve placed signs over them, etc, but I couldn’t help but wonder if there was something else I could do.

Thanks to Pinterest there is.

I found a blog, Betties N Brimstone, that had a tutorial on it for DIY tent weights. Considering all of my plans for the days leading up to my shows, I decided that there was no time like…well…today.

After church I ran to Home Depot and grabbed the materials.  I like that the new ones won’t scratch my signs.

And now I’d like to give a shout out to my husband who, when casually informed of my plan and even more casually asked to help, just shrugged and dove right in.  At this point, after 4 years of dating and 10 years of marriage, he knows he married a “project person.”  And he’s been somewhat patient over the years as I’ve gone from focus to focus.

Today we spat out concrete dust and drilled PVC pipes, all in the name of love craft fairs. Right now we have four pipes filled with concrete and protruding eye hooks in the hopes they’ll solidify and become first-class tent weights.

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