DIY Bed Canopy

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I just LOVE canopy beds. It seems like the room isn't cozy without a canopy. So it was MUST for this room too. But there were a lot of limitations. Firstly, this is a dorm room so we aren't allowed much drilling and stuff. Secondly, we only stay in a room for 9-10 months so it had to be something totally portable and of-course cheap.
So, I decided to make my own canopy, which didn't require heavy tools and was light weight to easily hang on hooks you stick on the wall.
Time: 30 MinutesCost: $10Difficulty: Easy
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  • diy bed canopy, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Here is the list of supplies you would need:
Thick wire
Twine
Wire cutter
Hooks (that can hang at a 90 degree angle - see below)
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First, I took 0.5 m wire and rolled it into 3 layered circle.
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Next, I tied it with twine.
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Then, I wrapped twine all over it.
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And tied knots to hang the twine on the hooks.
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The hooks I used were really strong. According to the instructions, you had to heat up the glue using a lighter and then stick the hook on the wall.
The hooks can be easily removed by melting the glue again using a hair dryer.
  • diy bed canopy, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
  • diy bed canopy, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
  • diy bed canopy, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
I sewed in ribbons on the curtain so that I can tie the curtain around the circular rod. Since the curtains were made from very light fabric, the trick worked perfectly.
  • diy bed canopy, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
And that's it! A beautiful effortless canopy was ready in less than an hour.
It's my favorite part of the room and makes me so happy whenever I look at it. A cozy, tucked in nook, perfect to sleep in peace in a dorm room away from home.

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