DIY Hoop Canopy {Tutorial}

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Today I want to share a simple, easy, DIY project that is fit for a princess and the perfect addition to any little girls bedroom or play space.

This project started with me browsing on Pinterest WAY to much before taking my first trip to IKEA.The good news is it’s quick, easy and pretty inexpensive. A win in my book!

Supplies needed are and embroidery hoop. Any size will do but I of course went with the largest I could find 23″ (If you buy from Hobby Lobby don’t forget to use a 40% off coupon). 3-4 panels of Sheer curtains, I used Lill curtains from Ikea. If you want an open feel in the front you can add a valance instead of the 4th panel. White spray paint, and some way of hanging your hoop. I am a HUGE fan of command hooks but you may need to use screw in hooks for a better hold against little hands. 

The first step is to spray paint your hoop white. If you chose to use colored sheers I would spray paint it a complimentary color to whatever you chose.

Next you add your curtains. 

*Helpful tip: I found the edge of the hoop to be a bit rough making it hard to slide them on so I covered the end with some foil and they slipped on much easier.

I used 3 panels. I planned on putting it over a bed and wanted the front more open. If you were using it for a reading nook or wanted a more closed appearance you could use all 4 panels and not add a valance.

Next I added the valance. The connector for the hoop made it a bit odd so I simply folded the edge between the two rings before tightening.

There are SO many possibilities with this project. Valances, fabric, tulle you could do all kinds of things.

Then I tied four loops of string around the inside ring for easy hanging. I didn’t snap a photo of this step but you will see what I did in the next picture.

With everything in place tighten the nut on your hoop so the fabric is secured between the rings.


Now it is time to hang. I used 4 Command hooks. I realize this approach may not work well for everyone but so far so good in our home. If command hooks won’t work you can go with screw hooks instead.

And just like that, your done.

The perfect additions for any little princess’ room.

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30 thoughts on “DIY Hoop Canopy {Tutorial}

  1. I always loved canopies over beds as a little girl. Funny thing is, I never did one with any of my three girls. Couldn't even tell you why. This is cute, nicely done mama!!

  2. Awese! My bestie showed me this trick when we were tem and obsessed with princess style anything.

  3. I love the canopy! As a little girl I alway wished I had one in my room. And, I had no idea they were pretty easy to make. Saving this for a later date. I have a feeling M2 will eventually have her own canopy at some point. 🙂

  4. Aww, I just loved this when I first saw your picture.
    Perfect for a little girls room! And the
    pom poms give it that special touch! Love this.

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