Inspiration: Pottery Barn Kids canopy
I have always admired them – but not their steep price ($60-$140). I have now come up with a way of making one, just as effective, for less than $20.
Note I have not made one as yet, because there is a note on IKEA’s website that the nets are not suitable for children under seven (then how is Pottery Barn Kids selling them…for kids?). My oldest is three, so just to be safe, I’ll wait another year or two before I make one and hang it over her bed. This is how I would do it (will do it), though:
Product dimensions: Length: 90 1/2 " or 230 cm Diameter: 22 " or 55 cm
Note PB Kids’ canopy is made of tulle, and IKEA’s one is made of polyester. You would need a lot of tulle for the canopy, so your total might add up…IKEA’s should be good enough: it’s precut, transparent and long enough to do the job.
2. Sew a wide bias tape or a ribbon in colour of your choice along the vertical opening. If you are using this for a canopy over a child’s table and chair, then you will need another opening. Cut it as vertically as you can and then sew the ribbon along the vertical edges.
The ribbon sells for about 50c-1$ a yard, so this should cost another $5-6. If you don’t have a ribbon, you can easily make one from strips cut from the fabric that you like. Almost any fabric would do, but cotton or silk would be the best for a girl’s bedroom.