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MJH DIY: How to Make a Faux Canopy

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Uploaded on Oct 3, 2011

How to make a canopy for your bed. Meg Stone shows us how easy and inexpensive it is to make a a faux canopy bed.

Canopies are beautiful and usually require lots of space to fit a real canopy bed in a room. My bed just isn't large enough for a canopy so I've come up with a simple and highly effective solution which only requires muslin/cheesecloth and a staple gun!

Doesn't it look fantastic?

Here's what you need to do:

Stage 1: Tie together the ends of two lengths of muslin. The knot will act as the 'rose bus' that holds the bunched up cloth together. Staple these ends to the ceiling. Try to ensure that you can't see the staples sticking out!

Stage 2: With one length of the fabric, run one side of the cloth against the cieling and allow the other side to swag down slightly.

Stage 3: Continue stapling one side to the ceiling and follow the frane of your bed, stapling along until you reach the corner of your bed.

With another length of cloth, tie a knot with the fabric that is stapled to the cieling. Work the knot up the the corner of your canopy to achieve the rose bud effect . Allow the fabric to swag in the centre and staple the rose bud to the ceiling.

Repeat on each side of the canopy.

How easy and inexpensive is that! Such a simple idea with such beautiful results. I hope you try creating a canopy for your bed too. Good Luck!

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