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Pink Daisy Chain Canopy | Toddler Crafts

Pink Daisy Chain Canopy

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

If your daughter, like my 13-year-old, Lily, is a fan of secret gardens, she'll be thrilled to sleep under this no-sew flower canopy that instantly transforms a bed into a magical space. Once you've chosen her favorite flower, pick up a color found in the flower and choose a bedspread, window treatment or lampshade to compliment the flowers.

Materials

  • Measuring tape
  • Drill
  • 4 (1-inch) white cup hooks
  • 4 safety pins
  • 8 yards (more if the ceiling is higher than 8 feet) of 60-inch-wide sheer fabric. Buy fabric with bound edges or trim the unbound edges with pinking shears. Check remnant bins and discount stores for the best prices.

Instructions

Pink Daisy Chain Canopy Step 1

1. Use scissors to cut the flower stems down to 1/8 inch or less, leaving just enough to keep the petals intact. Hot-glue the flowers to the ribbons. We attached ours at 12-inch intervals.

Pink Daisy Chain Canopy Step 2

2. Use a measuring tape to determine where to drill holes in the ceiling above the 4 corners of the bed. Drill pilot holes and then, by hand, screw in the cup hooks.

3. Attach the safety pins to the edges of the fabric and hang the pins on the hooks as shown.

4. Use slipknots to attach the ribbons one at a time (see inset photo), to the hooks. Pull each knot tight. Two ribbons should drape under the fabric at the head of the bed, and two at the foot.

5. If you like, glue an extra flower over each hook to camouflage the pins and hooks.