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« on: July 23, 2010 11:00:46 AM »

So the wife and I are wanting to make a canopy thingy that goes over our youngest daughters bed. We've got a sewing machine that we got a while back, cuz we're trying to crafty..and all that, lol.

My youngest loves the 'Fancy Nancy' books. In one of the books, Nancy has what looks like a sheet draped across the top bed posts. So we figured we'd give it try..but we see now the sheets need to be cut to a certain size for it to work right. So, anyone ever tried this or have recommendations? Thanks for entertaining such a goofy question.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010 03:22:45 PM »

actually, i have problems picturing what exactly you are trying to make. ...
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010 07:14:10 PM »

If you have a 4-post bed, I think you'd have to stretch a sheet pretty tight or put some sort of structure between the posts to keep it from sagging too much. I've also seen some cool "canopy" things that are suspended from hooks in the ceiling.
I'd start by doing a google image search for "diy bed canopy" to get an idea of what you'd like it to end up like, and write back here if you have more specific how-to questions.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010 07:27:51 AM »

Okay, I'll do that, thanks. Yeah, a canopy, I guess that's what you call it. True, looks like some sort of frame will be needed....hhmmm....'bout to bust out the nail guns now, lol.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010 09:55:58 AM »

Google "bed canopy ideas" and see several different types.

If four posters are not an option, you can hang a round canopy (tent style) from a hook in the ceiling, over the bedhead (where the pillow is).  I saw somewhere a tutorial to make an L-shaped one:  like the 4-poster one, but only supported by the bedhead posts.  Actually, it gets hung at the feet from the ceiling as well, or else the weight would be too much.

Good luck with the job!  Show us when it's done!
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010 06:45:16 PM »

i made one of these for my niece once, simply using some tulle and a huge embroidery hoop and attaching it to a hook in the ceiling! couldnt be easier than that!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010 03:57:25 AM »

Sounds a bit like the mosquito nets we use here.

Some of them come with a circular frame that the net hangs from, but bigger nets hang on a rectangular frame. The nets are then hung from a hook attached to the ceiling.

There are other nets for four-poster beds - my parents in law have one. The top of the net fits perfectly over the canopy and the netting hangs from that with overlapping netting material on either side for getting in and out of bed.

You might want to Google mosquito nets to get some ideas. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010 05:58:59 AM »

I had a canopy over my bed which my mum made for me when I was a kid!

She made a wooden frame about the same size as the bed and stretched muslin over it for the top part (stapled on, I think) and around all the sides the sides, slightly ruffled for the curtains. I had stars printed on mine in fabric paint and loved it to bits.

My bed was in the corner of the room so was attached on two sides, in about 4 places to the wall with brackets and to the ceiling with fishing line.I guess you might need extra legs for a bed in the middle of the room but fishing line was great for mine.
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