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DIY Bed Canopy
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DIY Bed Net Canopy

On a Friday evening trip to Ikea, my daughter spotted a bed net canopy and in her very best begging voice pleaded her case for me to shell over $20 for something I knew I could make for under $10.

I was right.

Once we made it down to the first floor in Ikea, I spotted the exact same sheers used in the bed net canopy upstairs in the curtain and fabric section. They came two in a pack for $4.99.

Armed with a few additional supplies, her net was completed in under 30 minutes and the tab came in under $10.

To make one of your own you will need.

DIY bed canopy


A pack of Ikea LILL curtains

A medium quilting ring (purchased from Michaels for $2.99)

Ribbon or String

Ceiling Hook

Spraypaint (optional)


I. Start with removing the inner ring of the quilting ring from the outer by untwisting the screw until the outer rings disconnect.

DIY bed canopy


DIY bed canopy


DIY bed canopy


II. Once the rings are detached, carefully string the curtains onto the rings. If you choose not to spray paint the rings, the wood will catch the fabric on the curtains so be careful not to tear or rip the fabric.


DIY bed canopy


III. Once you have strung both panels onto the outer ring. Measure out your string or ribbon to the length desired. Keep in mind  a knot will have to be added so account for that when measuring. Once you have your measurement in mind. Loop knot three ribbons or strings onto the ring.


DIY bed canopy


DIY bed canopy


IV.  Once they have been attached to the ring. Collect them together and make a knot at the top.


DIY bed canopy


V. Now, place the inner ring back into the outer one, making sure the fabric is hanging how you want. Then tighten the screw to connect the two rings.


DIY bed canopy


VI. Put your ceiling hook in place and affix the knot onto the hook. I recommend screwing the hook into a drywall anchor to ensure it stays. Ask me how I know.

DIY Bed Canopy


DIY Bed Canopy


Need a visual?! Addison is on Youtube showing how it’s done

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  • Reply
    K. Elizabeth
    June 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! Moo has been asking for a bed canopy and picked out one that I just can justify paying $100 + for. I can’t wait to DIY one up for her.
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    July 5, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    This is so adorable!!
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    October 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    WOW! You did the great work. I really like your DIY. Please keep it up.
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    Mira Edorra
    December 21, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Length depends on ceiling height and how you want to to look. I ordered sheers from Ikea and kept them the original length. We don’t have a email mailing list yet. You can follow us on Facebook or Etsy.
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    December 30, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Love it! Thinking about making one for a friend. What is the diameter of your quilting ring? Thank you! 🙂

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    maria scott
    March 12, 2020 at 4:57 am

    awesome i will try to make at home

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