This week I set to work on another pretty little feature for my daughter’s room, an Easy DIY Princess Canopy. I don’t have a particular theme for this room but I think I’m going for pretty and girly with some modern touches. The first big change was moving her from a toddler bed to a twin bed and creating this pretty Upholstered Headboard. Last week I spent some time trying to create the perfect wall art and gave up. I don’t want to rush it and end up with something I do not like. I know if I hold off something will inspire me. So onto the next project….a Princess Canopy!
When I told the Little Lady I was making a princess canopy she got wide eyes and a big smile. Who doesn’t want to sleep under a princess canopy?
I have been looking at tutorials for a while and came to the conclusion I did not want to sew. There had to be a better way. Then I stumbled upon this awesomely easy tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous. I couldn’t believe how easy this was.
Here is what I used for this princess canopy: (this post contains affiliate links)
2 white sheer curtains, 60″ x 84″
14 inch embroidery hoop ($2 from a craft store)
Screw Hook (Less than $1 at a hardware store)
First I centered the bed on the wall and marked the center of the wall on the ceiling.
Next up took 4 pieces of white twine and tied them to the inner hoop evenly spaced apart.
Then I tied them together at the top, adjusting as needed so the hoop would hang straight. I made a loop with all 4 strings at the top to hang the piece from the ceiling.
Next up I threaded the curtains onto the outer hoop. I spaced them out so the ruffle looked pretty and the opening between the 2 curtains was toward the front (opposite of the screw on the hoop).
Then I put the inner hoop into the outer hoop and tightened it.
I had hubby screw the hook into the ceiling and then hung up the canopy.
So easy right!
Little lady loves her princess canopy, and so do I. We both laid in her bed yesterday with the window open and a nice breeze, it was so cool!
(Can you tell this kid loves purple? Good thing this Mama does too)
Update: When I created this tutorial video 2 years after the original post, I took a few more photos of my now 4 year year old. She still loves her canopy (and purple)!
Tell me, what do you think? Do you have a theme for your child’s room? I’d love to hear about what you are doing or have done.
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