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.  

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.  


  1. I have these shears! Great Idea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Another way to wash the canopy is with the 303 Fabric Cleaner Concentrate. This cleaner can remove mildew, dirt, and other stains. pop up shelter