Asked on Dec 19, 2018

How do I make a canopy for this wooden baby doll crib?

Kate SullivanJ.b. kellyJohn Biermacher


I've made a wooden baby doll crib, need to decorate it with a canopy

8 answers
  • Bijous
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Hi. Cute. Use pvc moulding. It's flexible. Painted you'll never know it's pvc. Sold at the big box stores or online. Happy DIY'ing!

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 19, 2018

    1/2” pvc plumbing pipe with T’s & elbows. The cutting tool & glue are good for years.

    It can be flat or be pitched like a roof.

    I would paint it to match & would make “socks” or sleeves of fabric to slide on each piece, as I assembled it- to cover the PVC. Then I would attach the “veil” with small Velcro or snaps onto the premiere of the frame.

    This is easier for me than working with wood and this won’t rust like metal.

  • Twyla J Boyer
    Twyla J Boyer
    on Dec 19, 2018

    PVC pipe. Four pieces for uprights attached with those u-shaped pipe holder things. Four pieces with angles on top of those to attach 'arms' to make the top. Use sheer fabric of some sort to make the canopy. It can have velcro tabs to attach it to the PVC frame so it's easy to put on and take off for washing or repair.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Here's low cost using wood or dowel rods (scroll forward after bed making section) Canopy curtains

  • Kathleen Walker
    Kathleen Walker
    on Dec 20, 2018

    No, leave it as it is, just clean it up and refinish it. Make some frilly bed clothes.

  • John Biermacher
    John Biermacher
    on Dec 20, 2018

    The recommendations for using dowels or PVC are good.

    It is difficult to tell from the photos but if the corners of the cradle are right angles I would use short length of outside corner (or wooden corner cards) to form a pocket that transition to the PVC/dowels. Hope this makes sense.

  • J.b. kelly
    J.b. kelly
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Use a hula hoop for the frame

  • Kate Sullivan
    Kate Sullivan
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Use thin moulding to frame. Then cut embroidery hoops (size dependentt) in half. Attach cut edges to moulding and drape or shir lightweight fabric to hoops.

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