Thursday, March 1, 2012

DIY Hoop Canopy


I really love the look of the round hanging canopies for over a little girl's bed. So I became determined to make one for my own little one. I was pleased with the way it turned out, and how easy it was too! I made mine with ivory tulle, although I am sure you could use this tutorial with any other light fabric as well.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


  • Embroidery hoop
  • LOTS of tulle (I used 4 cuts of 3 yards, so 12 yards altogether)
  • Scissors
  • String


STEP ONE:


Fringe one of the short ends of your fabric into 3 inch wide strips. If you're using more than one cut of fabric like me, fringe all of them on one end.

STEP TWO:


Start tying pairs of the strips together around your embroidery hoop. Use only the inner hoop so that you don't have the screw part sticking out of your pretty little canopy!

STEP THREE:


When you've got them all tied on, fluff it up so that the fabric is evenly dispersed around the hoop.

STEP FOUR:


You may hang it however you like, but here is the way I did it. Cut four pieces of string, about the width of the embroidery hoop.

STEP FIVE:


Tie them each to the hoop, equal distances apart. Then tie them all together in the center. It's important that they are evenly spaced so that the canopy doesn't hang lopsided.

STEP SIX:


Cut a piece of string twice as long as you would like for it to hang from the ceiling and fold it in half. Slip the loop end under the knot of the first four pieces of string.

STEP SEVEN:


Tie the string to the knot by pulling the ends of your string through the loop and tighten.

STEP EIGHT:


Now fold the end over...


and knot it, so that you have created a loop with which to hang your canopy!


I hope that wasn't too confusing! Here is what it should look like when it's finished.


Then hang it and enjoy! A simple hook will do the job. Tie back with clips, or anything you like. I love the delicate, wispy feel it gives!

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17 comments:

  1. How cute is this?! Great remake and fantastic tutorial!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  2. I was just looking to buy something like this for my daughter. I like your version better.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like it! And it's probably way cheaper to make it this way too! I know Pottery Barn Kids sells canopies similar to this for around $100... Yikes!

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  3. The way you tied the tulle was very smart! I love the end result!

    We're just starting a link up party and love it if you'd share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

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  4. This is such a pretty idea. I would love for you to stop by and Link up at my Link Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  5. Great job! I love how that looks above her bed! My little ones would adore it! Hmmm... maybe I need to get to work! :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes, go ahead and whip one up, it took me less than an hour! Very easy :)

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  6. So sweet! Makes her little bed look very dreamy!! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon ! Bonnie ;)

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sharing something new again next week, I hope!

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  7. Very Very sweet! Your tutorial gives me ideas for other things as well! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  8. CUTE!!! thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. hope to see you again this week.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  9. Wow!!!! I was just searching about hoops and curtain rods and how to DIY a hanging canopy, and I found this! It's a great idea and your blog is very well done. I wish you had a Pinterest button so I could pin this!

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  10. Just came across this on Pinterest, I love it! I have been looking for an easy no-sew option for my daughter. This is it! Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.creativeramblingsblog.com/

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