jennhoney replied to your post: Pillow fort or blanket fort?
this is such an important question! I wish I had asked it. I am adamantly against pillow architecture but I try to be open minded about people’s fort choices.
The beauty of a pillow fort, and I’ve got a lot of recent experience, is the strength of the couch pillows. Do you guys call them couches? I mean sofa cushions. Is that the right word?
Anyway, they give the fort some good solid walls.
Sheets on the top.
Held together by clothes pins.
I am a traveling dream fort builder. I’m going to go down dream fort memory lane.
I only just realized how to articulate why I’m against pillow/cushion architecture. I don’t like dismantling something useful, like a couch, to build something else. Because then you have the issue of, “we can’t sit on the couch until we dismantle the dream fort” and why would one ever want to dismantle a dream fort? ahaha. and if we are talking bed pillows. I just haven’t seen one that isn’t a sloppy mess…
I’m into whimsical simplicity. that’s my building code.
two push pins in the ceiling can make the whole couch your fort
$2 worth of streamers and some tape can make a whole bed a birthday fort
one poster and a bunch of friends can make a cupboard under the stairs a fort
screw eyes in some rafters, wire, and old curtain rods, can make FORT AWESOME.
but ultimately I think, any fort is a good fort.