DIY PVC Pipe Bed Canopy

Here’s how I made my DIY full bed canopy out of PVC pipes! You get a very professional look for a fraction of the cost and it’s very easy to make. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Step 1: Gather Materials

What you’ll need to make the canopy:

Eight 1/2β€³ PVC pipes (these measurements are for a full size bed):

  1. Two 64β€³ pipes

  2. Four 76β€³ pipes

  3. Two 78β€³ pipes

Additional materials:

  1. Four 1/2β€³ 3-way elbows

  2. Four 1/2β€³ caps

  3. Spray paint

  4. Two 38β€³ x 216β€³ window scarves

*Note: I ordered burgundy window scarves and received a pinkish red, so I recommend browsing photos in the reviews section to see what colors customers have received vs. what is advertised.

Step 2: Spray Paint Pipes & Elbows

Place your pipes and elbows on top of a large piece of cardboard, newspaper, etc. and spray paint them until they are fully covered. This took about 3 coats and a few hours to dry on each side.

I chose not to spray paint the caps that go on the bottom of each standing pipe, but you can definitely paint yours, if you’d like!

Step 3: Add Caps & Elbows to Pipes

Once the pipes and elbows are painted and dry, place the caps on the bottom of the four 76β€³ pipes. Then, place the elbows on the top of each of those pipes.

Step 4: Attach Pipes to Build Canopy

Attach all pipes to create the canopy structure. I did this myself without difficulty, but I would recommend having one other person for convenience!

Step 5: Add Window Scarves

Once all pipes are attached, drape your window scarves over the top of the canopy. I chose to drape one over the head of the bed and one over the foot of the bed.

Step 6: Secure to Wall

For added stability, place foam mounting squares in between the elbows and the wall. This will prevent the canopy from wobbling much when bumped.

To take it a step further, I added DIY tube strap brackets made from strips of fabric and push pins, but you can also use real tube straps!

All done!

You now have a beautiful, quality canopy for under $50!! Thank you so much for checking out this tutorial–I hope you enjoyed it. Comment below and let me know if you decide to try it out. If you have a moment, please vote for this project to win the PVC Contest. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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