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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  • December 3, 2012 Reply


    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

  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    Gaby [The Vault Files]

    LOOOOOVE it! Looks amazing, and it is so simple! Genius! 😉

  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators

    Ahhh, love it! Its so sweet and the pom pom trim is the icing on the cake.

    My 3.5 year old has the same focus when she’s on the iPad too 😉

  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    Tara of Mad Max and Family

    Go you! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing. I might use this some day. I saw some that you can buy in Land of Nod or Pottery Barn Kids catalogs.

    I want one for myself to hide in.


  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    Tobe | Because It’s Awesome


  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    victoria | vmac+cheese

    Amazing!! I love love love this. Growing up I had a mosquito netting tent, but this is so much cuter with that pop of pink!!

  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    jackie jade

    This is the cutest! I love pom-poms and always thinking of new ways I can incorporate them. Love how easy it is to just hot glue them as some trim.

  • December 3, 2012 Reply


    This looks so sweet! What a fabulous idea. She must love it!

  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    I love X a million!

  • December 3, 2012 Reply


    So stinkin’ cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • December 3, 2012 Reply


    Cutie cute cute! My 4 year old keeps saying she wants “curtains on her bed” and I have been resisting. But maybe….

  • December 3, 2012 Reply


    So cute (and easy!)! A bed fit for a princess!

  • December 3, 2012 Reply


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

  • December 3, 2012 Reply

    Haus and Home

    Wow great job! Love the pink pom pom trim!

  • December 3, 2012 Reply


    She looks adorable with the little iPad on the bed!

  • December 4, 2012 Reply


    OMG this looks amazing!!! So cute. I want to make some for myself…but maybe black pom poms!


  • December 4, 2012 Reply


    you are so creative and it came out gorgeous! Can’t wait to see this completed room..
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  • December 4, 2012 Reply

    Tamra {ever swoon}

    Amazing job!! What a dream for a little girl. If I was leighton I wouldn’t leave it too. Love the poms!

  • December 4, 2012 Reply

    Naomi (Design Manifest)

    total cuteness. I’ve been mulling a variety of this for my own bed.

  • December 4, 2012 Reply


    She looks so precious snuggled in there with her book!

  • December 4, 2012 Reply

    Albertina || Mimosa Lane

    Erika!!! You are a genius! I absolutely love it!! the photos are amazing too. Perfection! really :)

  • December 4, 2012 Reply

    Megan :: Honey We’re Home)

    Erika that is so fun! I adore that you did it yourself- so much more meaningful that way! Your daughter is so cute! My son (2 1/2) is addicted to his ipad- yikes!

  • December 5, 2012 Reply


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

  • December 5, 2012 Reply

    Erin | Holtwood Hipster

    The canopy is just darling Erika! I bet that is something she will always remember fondly when talking about her childhood room.

  • December 5, 2012 Reply


    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!

  • December 5, 2012 Reply


    Love the pinkpom poms, so cute!

  • December 6, 2012 Reply


    Great job! I did a YouTube tutorial on this last year and its one of my most popular DIY’s… Keep it up!

  • February 26, 2014 Reply


    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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  • November 20, 2014 Reply

    Doreen Nyback

    Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial! I am making it for my daughter for Christmas :) Love it!

  • April 24, 2015 Reply


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

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