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Create an oasis for your guests and entertain outdoors in Arabian style.
First make a wooden screen to form the back of the tent and a tent frame to drape over a canvas awning – or make your own gorgeous tent roof like ours in willow green and white fabric with golden tassels. Add a glamorous tabletop with metal inlay and engrave some richly-coloured Moroccan storm lanterns. Place some heavily rose-scented candles, sparkling cushions, low seating and exotic plants in the right spots, and lo and behold you have your own Bedouin tent with loads of atmosphere in which to entertain.

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  • Step 1

    Construction of back of the Arabian nights tent using garden trellis

    Buy ordinary garden trellis and using the Dremel Trio with its multipurpose cutting bit TR563, cut through the trellis to create space for metal hangings or panels, then sand off any rough edges using the TR407/408 coarse sanding bit.

  • Step 2

    Paint the trellis your desired colour using external paint. We used a pale dove grey. Cut feet from lengths of wood and affix to the base of trellis panels using the Dremel Trio with the accessory TR563, so that the panels are freestanding - or hinge them so that they stand at an angle like a screen.

  • Step 3

    Then, inset bought metalwork centres (we used brass kettle stands) into trellis panels and wire onto wood (or drill into wood if there are eye holes in the metal surround).

  • Step 4

    Next, create your roof from draped canvas or buy a tent on poles and fit your trellis inside it. Add white curtains for a private feel.

  • How to make a tents & teepees. Arabian Style Tent - Step 5
    Step 5

    Create display of Musas and Alpinia Purpurata Red exotic woody stemmed tropical flowers to go inside your cutting through the tough stalks using a secateur.

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