Make your own bed canopy

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Make your own bed canopy
A bed canopy adds another dimension to a room. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

A bed canopy is an inexpensive way to add a touch of romance and mystery to a bedroom. By using lightweight curtain panels and basic hardware you can make your own bed canopy quickly and easily. Canopies work in kids' bedrooms too; create a pirate's hideaway for your son or a pretty fairy princess bed for your daughter.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Plastic 10-inch embroidery hoop
  • 2 44-inch-wide rod-pocket sheer curtain panels
  • 2 24-inch lengths of half-inch-wide ribbon
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • 1/8-inch pilot hole bit
  • Drill
  • Pot-rack hook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open a plastic 10-inch embroidery hoop and discard the inner ring.

  2. 2

    Slide the two sheer curtain panels onto the hoop and screw it back together. Make sure each panel is at least 96 inches long.

  3. 3

    Tie the end of one of the 24-inch lengths of ribbon onto the hoop in the gap between the curtains. Secure it with a double knot. Do the same with the other length of ribbon.

  4. 4

    Tie the ends of the ribbons in a bow.

  5. 5

    Run a stud finder along the ceiling in the general area that you would like to hang the canopy from. Locate a stud and mark it with a pencil.

  6. 6

    Drill a 1/8-inch pilot hole at the pencil mark using a 1/8-inch pilot hole bit and drill.

  7. 7

    Screw a threaded pot-rack hook into the hole and tighten it into the ceiling stud.

  8. 8

    Slide the centre of the bow over the hook to hang it.

  9. 9

    Position your bed underneath the canopy and arrange a curtain panel on either side to complete the look.

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