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 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 for a kids bed canopy from Craftaholics Anonymous. I couldn’t believe how easy this was. A DIY hoop canopy that comes together in minutes.
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How to Make a Princess Canopy
Be sure to watch the video to see just how easy it is to make a canopy for a little girl’s bed.
These are the supplies I used:
- 2 white sheer curtains, 60″ x 84″
- 14 inch embroidery hoop
- White twine
- Screw Hook
First I centered the bed on the wall and marked the center of the room on the ceiling. I want to canopy to hang over the head of my daughter’s bed and her bed is right in the middle of the room.
Next up took 4 pieces of white twine and tied them to the inner hoop evenly spaced apart. Each pieces is roughly 24 inches long, but the length you choose will depend on your ceiling height and how you want the DIY canopy to hang.
Then I tied the pieces of twine 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 canopy 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 screwed the hook into the ceiling and then hung up the canopy.
So easy right! My Little Lady now has a princess canopy bed.
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)!
I shared a Facebook Live on a version of this canopy with lights for my younger daughter’s room. You can watch that here.
Bed Canopy with Lights
Now you know how to make a princess bed, if you like this project be sure to ping it.
Tell me, what 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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