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DIY: Canopy Headboard

You needn't buy a $19,000 four-poster to get the look of a romantic canopy bed. A few supplies and a spare afternoon and your bedroom will be fit for a queen, without the stuffy price tag. And, if that's not good enough for you, I'll show you how to live like a modern Marie Antoinette. This canopy headboard DIY, from Point Click Home, is easy enough for a neophyte crafter, but chic enough for the DIY maestro. Also, check out this post for another DIY headboard.


  • 10" faux willow leaf wreath (or a tool wreath for the dudes)
  • Spray paint (white, gold, or silver)
  • 2 yards 1" wide ribbon
  • Scissors
  • 2 safety pins
  • 2 sheer curtain panels
  • 1 large nail
  • Hammer

To learn how to make this headboard,


Here are the steps, from Point Click Home:

  1. Lay the wreath down on newspaper outside.
  2. Spray paint the wreath for an antiqued or frosted look, and let it dry.
  3. Cut the ribbon into two separate one yard lengths (in half).
  4. Pin a safety pin to the end of one length of ribbon, and slide it through the rod pocket of one of the curtain panel, gathering as you go.
  5. Repeat using the other safety pin, ribbon length, and curtain panel.
  6. Hide the ribbon from one panel between the leaves, tying it around the lower edge of the wreath.
  7. Repeat with the other panel.
  8. Trim off any excess ribbon.
  9. Find the center of the wall, about four to six feet above your bed, and pencil it.
  10. Hammer the nail into the wall.
  11. Hang the wreath on the wall, and arrange the panels so that they wrap around the sides of your bed. Fini!


Join The Conversation
emo_stacer emo_stacer 9 years
this is pretty, but not my decor style.
splayer splayer 9 years
I love this idea! I totally going to do this.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Eh I like an actual headboard...
vanessasworld vanessasworld 9 years
You know I tried a DIY canopy headboard with an old satin sheet I had when we moved here last spring but the cat insisted it was her personal climbing wall so I had to remove it to keep it from being totally destroyed. I loved the look tho, so I might have to give at another go... Any ideas on keeping the jungle cat in my furry diva from coming out this time around? (I won't have her de-clawed on principle. She's an animal, she's supposed to have claws...)
emalove emalove 9 years
Aw, pretty!
hottpink hottpink 9 years
So cute! I might use this idea to spruce up the bed in our guest room!!
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