How to make a Bed Canopy

Do you have a little princess in your life? Here is a fantastic tutorial by Iuliana, from the Creative Team, on how to make a Bed Canopy. These canopies are cute for baby showers and parties too. Enjoy! -Linda

Hello lovelies! This is Iuliana and today I am excited to share a project that I did for my daughter, as she transitioned from a baby room to a ‘I’m a big girl princess’ room. This bed canopy is probably the easiest project you’ll ever do. Yet one that can have a huge impact in a little girl’s room. Bed canopies work with any size bed you have. Here’s how I made a bed canopy for my big girl!

DIY Bed Canopy

DIY bed canopy

Isn’t it adorable? It was the perfect addition to her room.

How to Make a Bed Canopy


  • 1 large embroidery hoop (I found mine at the thrift store for $1).
  • sheer curtains, or any fabric or tulle that strikes your fancy (mine were from the As-is section at Ikea for just .99 cents).
  • 1 ceiling screw hook (I got it at my local hardware store for less then a $1, as well).
  • coordinating ribbon.

Step 1: Take your embroidery hoop (mine is painted from a previous project. You don’t need to paint yours as it will be covered by the fabric); unscrew and remove the inside circle. To the inside circle, tie ribbon at 3 equal intervals. This will be used to hang your canopy to the ceiling.

how to make a bed canopy with an embroidery hoop

Step 2: Take your outer circle of the embroidery hoop and simply start threading your curtain through the casing designed for the curtain rod. Depending on how bunched up you want the curtains to be, you will need 2 to 4 sheers. I used 2 and it looked just right to me.

how to make a bed canopy with an embroidery hoop

Step 3: Insert the inner circle inside the outer circle and screw the hook. Before it’s tight all the way, make sure to adjust your curtain so it is evenly dispersed around the hoop.  Tie the ribbons into one knot at the desired height, making sure the ribbons are equally long.

how to make a bed canopy with an embroidery hoop

Step 4: Drill a hole in the ceiling; screw in  your ceiling screw hook and hang your canopy with the ribbon. That’s it!

DIY Canopy bed 2

Your little princess will love her canopy!  And what can be better than making something at a fraction of the cost of buying one?

More Uses for a Canopy: a reading nook, play room decor, as a centerpiece at a baby or bridal shower, or princess birthday party. You could also decorate it with pennant  banners, felt flower, or since I’m all about crochet, why not make some crochet garlands to hang down on top of the canopy?! Stop by Hip2Thrift to see other projects for the big girl room!

Lots of hugs,


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  1. 1

    This has been on my to do list and I the post will help give me the push to make it happen.

    1. 1.1

      I am so glad. I love seeing projects that get off my behind and encourage me to do something.

  2. 2

    i had this on my to do list and finally ending up just staple gunning sheer curtains to the ceiling…now i am feeling remorseful…

    1. 2.1

      Hey…whatever work! I am famous for just winging it and most of my home projects are like that. No remorse here. If you care, that’s all that matters!

  3. 3

    awww thats so cute and that little one looks happy to have it ;) you did a great job. thanks for sharing God Bless.

    1. 3.1

      Thank you for the sweet words. My daughter does love it and makes sure to tell everyone she now has ‘pwincess bed’.

  4. 4

    This is so adorable, perfect for a little princess! I love it!

  5. 5

    In our previous apartment, I had made a canopy with a hoop for my little girls room, but it did not turn out so well. This though, this is amazing and alot easier than what I went thru. I see a new one being made in the near future, thanks for sharing!

  6. 6
    Morgan Greenstreet

    Did you use sheer curtians or sheer fabrics? Either way, how long of fabric do i need?

    1. 6.1
      Morgan Greenstreet

      never mind, didnt read the materials list :)

  7. 7

    This is beautiful I have been looking for an easy tutorial and this is it. No sewing and I can use curtains I already have. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 8

    What was the length of the curtains you used?

    1. 8.1

      I was wondering the fabric length as well so I know how much to buy. I guess it would be different lengths depending on the bed and even if you had an extra high or low ceiling?

  9. 9

    Thank you so much! I did this in my room and its so simple and adorable!

  10. 10

    Yessssss! Something to got together my vintage room. My room looked as if i needed something like a chair or desk but I saw this on pinterest and was like yes!!!! That’s what I need! XD

  11. 11

    Any ideas on how I could add daises to one? I was thinking hot glue gun some to the hoop or actually on the length but I don’t want to mess up the fabric.

  12. 12

    I JUST did this and it took all of 30 minutes (and that included hunting down some scrap ribbon to use to hang it) Great tutorial!! Thanks!

  13. 13
    Nicole McCarthy

    These are all very good ideas! I went ahead and purchased an inexpensive one. To make it fancier, I had a local seamstress sew on some gems and it turned out great. Thank you for the tips!

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  15. 14

    I’m thinking of redoing my son’s room and using camouflage net to mask a masculine boy cave ;) thanks for the instructions!!

  16. 15

    I’ve been searching the internet for an easy DIY Canopy and you have the simplest AND prettiest explanation and result by far!! I’m ready to get to work thanks to you. Thank you so much and your beautiful daughter’s expression is testimony to your work as a mom and fellow craftaholic. :O)

  17. 16

    cool cant wait to try

  18. 17

    Where did you find that bed?

  19. 18

    I love this idea! It’s it very easy to do and so cute! I would like to do this one day. Thanks for the great article! ✨✌️?

  20. 19

    What size embroidering hoop? I can only find a 10 inch will that work?