I’m proud to say that I’ve recently joined the crazy pet parent club and the dog DIYs are in full effect! To kick things off, here’s how to make a DIY dog canopy out of PVC pipes. It’s cheap, easy, absolutely adorable and my little Banks approves!
Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce1ldx20LKA&t=1s
Step 1: Gather Materials
What you’ll need:
Eight 1/2″ PVC pipes, 24″ long
Four 1/2″ three-way elbows
Four 1/2″ caps
Pipe cutter (you can also have someone cut the pipes for free at your local home improvement store)
5 Sheer voiles (I got mine from the 99cent store but you can find similar ones on Amazon)
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Step 2: Measure & Cut Pipes
Measure and mark the pipes at the 24″ spot. Then use the pipe cutter to cut the pipes.
Step 3: Spray Paint Pieces
Take the pipes, elbows and caps to a covered area outside and spray paint them all. It’s important to allow them to dry thoroughly, so wait a few hours until rotating and adding more paint.
Step 4: Add Caps to Base Pipes
Once all pieces are thoroughly dry, add the caps to the four base leg pipes.
Step 5: Assemble the Canopy Base
Attach the three-way elbows and assemble the base of the canopy.
Step 6: Measure & Cut Voiles
Hold one voile up against the canopy base and use your pencil to mark a spot at the bottom of the voile where you want to cut. Use your fabric scissors to shorten the voile. Then use that voile as a guide to cut the others to the same length.
Step 7: Hang Voiles
Hang the voiles from the canopy. I used one on each side and two on the front to create an opening, but feel free to use however many you’d like!
Step 8: Create Ties
Take an extra piece of voile material that you previously cut off and fold it in half. Cut along the bottom hemline to create a strip, then cut that strip in half so you have two ties.
Step 9: Tie Front Panels
Use the strips to tie the front voiles to the canopy to create an opening.
Step 10: Add Dog Bed
Add the dog bed, pillows or blankets to the middle of the canopy so your fur baby has something comfy to lounge on.
How chic and adorable is this canopy?! Your guests will be extremely impressed that it was a DIY project, and your little dog will feel like royalty. Let me know if you try it out for yourself!
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