Monday, May 17, 2010

Bed Canopy



My daughter likes to read the Fancy Nancy books.  We read them every night before bed.  Just recently she has started comparing her room to Fancy Nancy's room.  She told me the other day that her room wasn't fancy enough.  I decided to make her a bed canopy to fancy it up a bit.  Of course her only requirement was that it needed to be pink. We bought bright pink tulle, a white boa and a quilting hoop.





I measured floor to ceiling and cut two pieces of tulle and sewed them onto the quilting hoop. 




Then I tied two strips of tulle onto the hoop for the canopy to hang from the ceiling.




I hot glued a feather boa to the hoop to finish it off. 



Here is the finished product.  I think she likes it. 




31 comments:

  1. You did wonderful job! The girls smiling face is so precious. :)

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  2. omgosh that looked so easy and so gorgeous!!!!

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  3. How pretty! I bet my almost-5-year old would love this. How much tulle did you need to buy?

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  4. Thank you! The amount of tulle depends on the height of your ceilings and how high you want to hang it. My ceilings are the standard 8' height. I bought 6 yards of tulle and that worked out perfectly.

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  5. Thanks for the info, I am about to make one for my grandaughters new big girl room for Christmas.

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  6. Instead of a embroidery hoop my husband bought a 5Ft piece of 1" pex tubing for 2.23, and that worked great, and we connected it on end with dowel that went inside and was a bit cheaper than the embroidery hoop..

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  7. Great idea to use pex tubing. I was thinking of using something similar to make a playhouse.

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  8. oh wow! I love this! I am soooo going to the fabric store today to try it!

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  9. Very cute. I have a wreath base of around 13" in diameter which I think I could use to make one for my 6mo old. Any ideas that it wouldn't work??
    Also I have a white tulle cutain set I bought long back but never used, any ideas on how to color it?

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  10. Neels- I'd give the wreath base a try and see if you can make it work. I'm sure you can do it. I've never dyed tulle, but I did find a link that tells you how, http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyeblog/C1536299029/E20081121082943/index.html

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  11. You can dye the tulle, but you need acid dye like the link RIT won't work. However, even nice tulle is like $2 a yard, so it actually might be cheaper to buy the color you want than the dye plus the hassle. It is hard to get it even, but it is a big DIY wedding trend right now to dye the tulle petticoats. If you google it you can find a tutorial.

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  12. Just made this and it is adorable!! Thanks for a great tutorial

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  13. LOVE THIS! Thanks for the tutorial. I've been wanting to make one for my girls room but didn't know where to start.

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  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Been looking every where for a loop canopy for my Lilybug & it just so turns out that you have a Lilybug too!! You have great, easy, approachable instructions. ♥

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  15. You rock! I have been scouring the internet for an easy diy canopy and this one is the best explained and prettiest one I have found!

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  16. I am soo doing this for my girls' room tomorrow! Fabulous! It looks so easy, and I think I can do it without a sewing machine (mine is broken :( )I may even make one for my friends daughter!

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  17. I love this canopy! I am making it now for my niece but instead of using two widths of tulle I added a third. It's for a full sized bed so I thought with the extra tulle it'll fit better. Thanks for the instructions with pictures! It makes it so much easier!

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  18. After hours of searching the internet for a canopy I will now set to n make my own for my big girls birthday. Thanks x

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  19. i've been lookin for ages to find a DIY canopy for my lil girl... this seems fairly simple to do... thanks....looks lovely too

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  20. What size was the hoop you used? I found a hula hoop at the dollar store and thought I would try to use it. Pinching pennies!!

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    1. I used a 18" quilting hoop, but the Hula hoop from the dollar store would be your most cost effective route. You might need more tulle since it is a bit bigger.

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  21. Did you sew the strips of tulle together?

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    1. I actually don't sew the tulle together. The ends won't fray and it makes it easier to drape the canopy if they aren't all sewed together.

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  22. How cute ! I was looking for ideas to transform an extra bedroom into something special for my young granddaughter when she comes to visit. This would be perfect for my girly girl.

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  23. This is great! I am going to make a trip to the craft store to make these for our girls! I was looking on Amazon for a canopy and the ones comparable to this are $30+! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  24. Awesome Idea! Just Made It!

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  25. What is the width of the tulle you used?

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  26. How so you sew the tulle to the quilting hoop?

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    1. You fold the tulle over the quilting hoop. Once the hoop is sandwiched between the tulle you sew the fabric together.

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