How to Make Bed Coronas

Written by anne baley
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Take your room from ordinary and boring to regal and relaxed. If redoing your entire bedroom is beyond your time and your budget, focus instead on one item that sets off the entire room. Bed coronas provide a stately look to the centre of any room. Whether you're making a princess-pretty statement or creating a calm oasis, adding a bed corona will set your room apart in one-of-a-kind style.

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Things you need

  • 12-inch quilt hoop
  • Hacksaw
  • 2 pieces of wood, 1 by 2 inches
  • Finishing nails
  • Hammer
  • Spray paint
  • 12 yards 60-inch fabric
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks

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  1. 1

    Separate the inner and outer rings of a quilt hoop. Saw the inner ring in half, creating two half-circle shapes.

  2. 2

    Nail one piece of 1-inch by 2-inch wood to each end of your half-circle. These two pieces of wood will fit flush against the wall and will hold your corona in place.

  3. 3

    Spray-paint all of your wood pieces with two coats of paint. Use traditional gold or silver, or paint them white for a subtler look.

  4. 4

    Cut the fabric into three equal pieces. You now have three pieces of fabric, each one measuring 4 yards by 60 inches.

  5. 5

    Nail the half-circle to the wall above your bed. Attach the piece 1 foot below the ceiling, making sure that the curve is centred in the middle of the bed.

  6. 6

    Hang the fabric at the back of the corona. Hang the fabric sideways, with the 60-inch measurement hanging from top to bottom, and the 4-feet part going from side to side. Crunch and pleat the fabric to make it fit into the area behind the half-circle. Hot-glue the fabric pleats to the wall.

  7. 7

    Add one length of fabric to the inside of each side of the half-circle in the same manner. Crunch and fold the fabric to pleat it to make it fit into the small area. Hot-glue the fabric to the inside of the wood curve. Have one end of each fabric piece start at the wall, with the other end touching the front centre of the curve.

  8. 8

    Drape the two side pieces of fabric gently over the edges of the bed, creating a curtained crown effect for the head of your bed.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't be tempted to use a cheaper embroidery hoop instead of a quilt hoop. Embroidery hoops are made of thinner wood.

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