Are you looking for how to make an outdoor canopy tent? If so, this blog post is the perfect place to start. Tent manufacturers have a secret: they don’t want you to know how easy it is!
We will share with you best tips that will help make your next DIY project a breeze. You may be surprised at how simple and inexpensive it can be!
Easy Way to Make an Outdoor Canopy Tent
There are many ways to provide shade for a party or picnic. One of the quickest and easiest is with canopy coverings like canvas drop cloths, tarps, strong cordages and long poles.
All you need four stakes in each corner that can be pounded into the ground at least two feet deep. You’ll also want one stake per side along your perimeter so draping over does not happen due to wind gusts.
For more re-enforcements, tie off tarp corners every few inches from top edge down. This will keep it on nicely during high winds too!
Buy a tarp
A silver tarp is the best choice for protection against both hot sun and rain. Tarps with grommets like these make it easy to create a canopy using tent poles in each of its corners.
So you can relax under your shade when need be without any worries about water getting through! You can find high-quality tarps at most home centers or outdoor supply stores.
Just ask an associate if they have any on hand that are more suited to what you’re looking for.
Clear the area
Clear away any debris from the ground and set up your tarp. Lay it out on a flat surface to make sure that everything is in order before you head into setting up the tent itself.
The last thing anybody wants to do after traveling for miles, arriving at their camping destination only to find there’s nothing underneath them but dirt!
Attach a tent pole
Tie a tarp to the ground with ropes in four corners. Then tie on tent poles. Place one 7-foot pole into each corner and secure them by using 10 feet of rope that you thread through grommets on the edge of the canopy.
Pull tight around tips (tips should be inside). Leave all excess rope not secured to anchor points for later use when securing your canopy.
Take care it doesn’t get tangled! Use stainless steel rods because they are sturdy and don’t rust easily.
Lift up the tarp
To assemble the canopy, have 4 people help to lift up a tarp and stick poles into the ground. Once all of these are done, make sure no one is holding on to anything.
But instead stand in their assigned corner with your hands stretched out as far as possible. So that you can grab onto your pole when it’s time.
When everyone’s ready take turns tightening everything by standing at each end and pulling them forward until they stay put. Then simply attach any loose strings or ties before pushing brackets back against stakes for stability.
This will ensure there isn’t an annoying flapping going on while wind blows through the fabric!
Stretch out the ropes
Secure the ropes out from each corner of your canopy to secure it in place. Stretch them as far away form one another as you can.
Hammering a stake into the ground at both ends and tying off with rope on either side. Once all corners are secured, let go of the fabric and enjoy an upright tent!
Put 1 longer tent
To set up your canopy, first you’ll need to find a place that has full sun. Put one longer tent pole in the middle of your canopy and stick.
It firmly into the ground at least 2 ft (0.6 m) deep with an 8 ft (2.4 m) tent pole underneath. So that it lifts up from under the center of fabric for support on both ends.
One end will be held down by tension from pulling tight corners around stakes or rocks. Meanwhile, 1 end needs to touch soil if possible.
Because this is what stabilizes its position against wind gusts! Next, fill all four anchor points loosely with sand bags or large buckets filled halfway just before setting them onto their designated spots.
Where they are tightly secured either through tying.