I built the DIY camping wardrobe for our tent last year, but it will certainly find a place in our caravan awning this year as well. I know that weight always plays a big role, but I like to put our things in wooden boxes. These can then be used throughout the entire holiday as a stool, storage box and now also as a wardrobe!
The principle is super simple: the boxes are connected with screws and the clothes rail holds everything together! At the same time, the wooden boxes are used to transport the clothes. The closet in our tipi tent worked great for us last year!
Each family member has their own box. We rolled the clothes and put them in such a way that they would later be in the box as in the closet. By the way, thanks to the rolling method, a lot more fits in! There is also space in the boxes for screws and clothes rods that can be plugged together.
By the way, this is our tent – a tipi with a diameter of 5m :). We used it for a couple of years as an interim solution after our motorhome and before our caravan. I hope that it will still be used again because it was really glamping at its best with the tent! I sewed the practical oilcloth baskets myself, you can find the instructions here.
DIY camping wardrobe
- four wooden boxes, e.g. Ikea “Knagglig”
- A curtain rod (I still had my metal rod here, but wood is also possible, of course)
- Matching end pieces for the curtain rod (so that it does not slip out; also available from Ikea, for example)
- four screws with wing nuts
- Cordless drill
- Forstner bit (slightly larger diameter than the curtain rod)
- possibly hacksaw or wood saw for the curtain rod
How to do it:
Put two boxes upright on top of each other, drill two holes through the boxes and screw them together. The wing nuts make it easy to do that even when there are clothes in the box. Then you drill four holes for the clothes rail in the boxes with the Forstner bit. I sawed the clothes rail so that three parts could be pushed into one another. Each part is approx. 50 cm long. This means that the clothes rail fits in a self-sewn sack stowed in the wooden boxes and does not take up so much space (you can see that in the photo above on the left).
At the ends of the clothes rail there is space to hang up a toiletry bag or baskets for small items. You can copy the raffia hanging basket here.