As I mentioned a few weeks back, we’re upgrading my daughter’s room to a big girl room, purchasing some things and making others. One of the easiest, yet most dramatic elements, is the princess canopy.
How We Did It:
I was planning my wedding around the time our Joann’s Fabric went out of business, so at the time my mom and I bought tons of special occasion fabrics for twenty-five to fifty cents a yard, including the polka dot lace. Although I did use it for an overlay on a skit I wore to my bridal tea, I still had tons left. I wanted lots of length, so I cut two 80 inch panels (which turned out to be basically cutting the fabric in half). This could be done with lace curtains if they were long enough.
Next I took an old light weight basket we had and wove some ribbon through it to spice it up. I anchored a piece of ribbon in two spots on the bottom outside of the basket to make a way to hang it. To attach the actual lace, I wanted something super lightweight that wouldn’t ruin the fabric. So I took paperclips and looped them through the lace (almost like traditional metal drape hooks). I then hooked the paperclips on the inside of the basket. This allowed me to gather the fabric without worrying about the weight and permanence of glue.
Overall, I think the effect turned out well without us paying for something she’ll outgrow or break.