Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Easy and Inexpensive Canopy

Hula hoops are fun...
if you know how to hula...
For my daughter birthday party (last year),
 we bought a bunch of hula hoops from the $tree, and as usual we bought more than we needed...just because.
So I needeed to figure out what to do with it
 (beside hula like crazy in our backyard!).
Since I have been working on a different room for our girls, I decided to make two canopies for their new twin beds I made.
I used 

2 hula hops ($1 each)
4 sheer draperies (that I had bought for their previous room)
metallic spray paint
2 white hooks (.75c for a pack of 6)

Here we go.

Spray paint the hula hoops. I had on hand a can of metallic paint, so that's what I used.
Let it dry well.

Then cut on opening and slide 2 sheer curtains before you tape it back up.
I used good ole duck tape (it blends in with the metallic paint)

Attach the cord to the hula hoop and hang from a hook on the ceiling (centered to the bed below)
The girls absolutely LOVE it.

I think it's pretty cool...
and super inexpensive.
(and could be an outdoor project too)

Stay Frugal,

Linking to
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Kelly said...

I really love this project!!! Too bad I don't have any girls to use it on, but I know how happy yours must be with it. So pretty and princessey!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh my gosh that is so creative. I never did get the hang of the hula!

Revi said...

Another winner! I can't wait to see their new new room! And then, your new guest room! You've got your hands full, Daniela!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

LOVE! What a brilliant idea. So easy. Now, how to I easily hang this in my plaster ceilings :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Your two girls have the BEST MAMA in the world! You can almost perform miracles; this is again such a genial idea of yours.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Hugs to you,

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I think most little girls would feel very special sleeping inside these dainty curtains! Very clever!! Linda

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Wow! I'd have died to have that when I was a little girl. I'm gonna pin this and show it to my neice for her little girls. ADORABLE!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

This is an awesome idea! I will HAVE to do this for my daughter's room when she gets a bit older. I've always liked canopies like this, and I had no idea it'd be so easy to accomplish...and for that price. It looks beautiful.


Marissa said...

Wow! Hula hoops! That's just so amazing!
I'm going to have to re- read and see if I can actually
Do this
Love it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That is so clever. I love it. What a great idea to use the hoola hoop and it looks amazing. Hugs, marty

Leslie Harris said...

You are amazing Danni. Who would've thought? It adds that wow factor to the room. I wish I had a daughter so I could do this :)
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Libby said...

You're right. This is a very cool project! I know your girls will love this.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Awesome idea! I love the lightness of the sheers you used!
Selene @ Restoration Beauty

Chubby Chieque said...

What great idea and very good tutorial.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/CC girl

Madalyn McArthur said...

I love it! I'm pinning this!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your canopies are so pretty Daniela! I can't believe how inexpensive they were to do! I'm sure your girls are thrilled.