Inexpensive Bed canopy

A few years ago, The bombay company kids had this cool “canopy” crown  for sale. I loved it and in the back of my mind thought “one day I’ll buy that”…we’ll one day didn’t come soon enough,  and they went out of business. You would think it would be easy enough to find another one but it was not…. Lots of looking online and only super pricey (like $1000 give me a break!) ones….
So I headed off to my local craft store trying to find something that would work… and I found it… It’s a planter like as in flower planter…. I just hung it upside down and it was only $10…
The drapes are from IKEA they are just basic white sheer drapes… I then went though my ribbon stash and sewed all different ribbons to the top and tied them to the canopy… really easy!! And less than $30 all together…
Here’s a close up—  I hope you can see it, I need a better picture…
Also, I have shared pictures of the room before but have a couple I haven’t posted before… lampshade is from IKEA, one of my favorites.. it has birds embroidered all over it.

I painted the picture… just need to get it framed, someday…..


Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Ooh I love that “canopy” I’ve been wanting to do something like that out of tulle for my daughters! Thanks for the idea!

  2. says

    SOOOO cute! I love that canopy. I want to do one in a less little girly fashion for above our bed, but I haven’t figured it out yet. I think maybe in a heavier more man-friendly fabric. Know what I mean? I will keep that planter idea in mind though. I love it!

    I also love your picture you painted. I don’t think it even needs a frame. Cute as is!

  3. says

    What a sweet idea!!! I would love this for when my daughter moves into a “big girl bed.” Your blog is great, and congratulations on posting at Moda Bake Shop. That is great!

  4. says

    Where did you get the tiny Alice in Wonderland doll on her bookshelf. Is it a Madame Alexander? It almost looks like one of the MA happy meal dolls. But I don’t think they ever made one.

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