DIY Bed Canopy

$10
30 Minutes
Easy

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.
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)
First, I took 0.5 m wire and rolled it into 3 layered circle.
Next, I tied it with twine.
Then, I wrapped twine all over it.
And tied knots to hang the twine on the hooks.
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.
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.
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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  • Libby Jones
    Libby Jones
    on Jun 21, 2016

    Could you please provide the brand name of the hook and where to purchase? I have spent the past 2 hrs searching on the internet but without the brand name...it has been futile. I love the idea and would move into the dorm room in a second.... Except that would require me being a teenager again....and there is not enough money in the world for that! Lol. Thanks in advance! Good job, btw.

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