D.I.Y. Bed Tent Canopy

This weekend I tackled a D.I.Y. for my daughter’s room, and it was SO easy, I had to share!

I searched for the idea initially on Pinterest, but then I couldn’t find any curtain panels that went with her room decor. So I decided to make my own, using a pair of $10 sheers from IKEA, some pom-pom trim from the local fabric store and a hot glue gun, for a project that cost under $40 total…

I can’t get her out of it, so I call that a success!

(Excuse the blank walls — I took all the art down, and now that’s become a project for another day!)

Hope you had a productive weekend too!

See the finished room here!

And check out my instagram for more ideas…

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Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Erika! This is the BEST DIY I have seen in a while. I am sure she is just over the moon to have something so whimsical and private. Love it. Need it. xo

  2. Love it! Now be honest: did you style L in those magenta leggings so she’d match the throw pillow? 😉

  3. Love this! My little girl is about to transition to her “big girl” room and this idea is perfect! Thanks for sharing:)

  4. This is so adorable. The pictures of Leighton make me smile. She’s such a little lady. That last picture is super cute with her legs peeking out. Great DIY!

  5. Love this tutorial. I want to make one, but step four is not gettnig thru me. If i loop 3 ribbons thru tabs, only 2 openings are available, can you help me here?

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  7. Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial! I am making it for my daughter for Christmas 🙂 Love it!

  8. Since you are using two panels, what other spaces on the sides are open for ribbon to slip through besides the back?