How to Make a Bed Canopy - No Sew

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Many little girls wish for a canopy over their beds. It makes them feel like a princess sleeping in her royal bed. You can make an inexpensive bed canopy yourself, with little money, a few screw-in hooks and no sewing. This canopy looks good over any bed, but if your bed doesn't have a headboard and looks kind of plain, this canopy will especially liven up the head of the bed. Whether it's for your little girl of the little girl inside you, take a few hours and make your own simple canopy.

Things You'll Need

  • 5 decorative screw-in hooks
  • 10 yards mosquito netting or rip-stop fabric
  • Rubber bands
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Install a screw-in hook into the ceiling, close to the wall, at the center point of the bed.

  • Screw in two more hooks in the ceiling, each even with the two corners at the head of the bed.

  • Move alone the sides of the bed and screw two more hooks, each 2 feet from the corner hooks.

  • Locate the center of the netting and hang it on the center hook. Secure the netting to the hooks with a rubber band.

  • Measure 2 feet of netting and hang this much on the hook at the right corner of the bed. Do the same on the left corner of the bed.

  • Hang the last 6 feet of netting, 3 on each side, on each side on the two remaining hooks.

  • Allow the netting to drape down and over the head and sides of the bed.

  • Tie back netting at each side of the bed with either a length of netting or coordinating ribbon fashioned into a large bow.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have animals or small children, you may want to wait a while before making this canopy. Children and animals might like to try to climb, and it will not hold up to climbing.
  • Attach the netting to the hooks by just slipping the netting over the hook, securing with a rubber band, string or a bread tie.
  • Or tie a ribbon around the netting at the hook.
  • Secure with tiebacks.

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