DIY: How To Make A Crib Canopy




Since my sweet little Miss Cupcake adores all thing girly I wanted her to have a crib canopy.  However, I was unable to find a canopy that was princess-y enough within the price range that I was willing to pay.  Since I love a DIY challenge, I decided to make one myself.

I began with a 14" embroider hoop.  These are quite inexpensive at the craft store or can usually be found for next to nothing at Goodwill if you are feeling particularly thrifty.



I was thrilled to discover that these gorgeous LILL Sheer curtains were only $4.99 a set at Ikea!
These things are HUGE.  I bought two sets because I wanted the canopy to be extra full.  However, one set would work as well.

Product Dimensions
Length: 98 "
Width: 110 "
Weight: 14 oz

Length: 250 cm
Width: 280 cm
Weight: 0.40 kg


I took the embroider hoop apart and slide the curtains onto the outer hoop.



Next, I made an X on the inner hoop with elastic bands.  Alternatively, twine or ribbon could be used.


I made sure that the curtains were spread evenly over the outer hoop, and then put the embroider hoop back together.  






Voilà!  
That is all it takes to make a crib canopy. 
I was very pleased with the finished product.  More importantly,  Miss Cupcake was overjoyed when I showed her the new canopy, and she seems 
quite cozy sleeping underneath it.  
SWEET DREAMS!






9 comments

  1. I have these shears! Great Idea!
    Kim

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  2. Very cute ! I love this idea! Coming over from #SITS.
    Have a lovely night,
    Kim "This Ole Mom"

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  3. Ok this is way too easy and turned out so cute!
    Thanks for sharing
    Jessica from www.sparklesandglue.com

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  4. I want to do this in my baby girl's nursery once we move back to the mainland!

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  5. What a clever idea, and so very easy to make. Thanks for sharing with the SITS girls!

    http://www.itzybellababy.com

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  6. What did you use to attach the canopy to the ceiling?

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  7. Wow! Super easy, I feel like even my crafting impaired self could do it.

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