Introduction: 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! :)

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Step 1: Gather Materials

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What you'll need to make the canopy:

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

  • Two 64" pipes
  • Four 76" pipes
  • Two 78" pipes

Additional materials:

*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

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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

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

Step 4: Attach Pipes to Build Canopy

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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

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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

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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!

Step 7: All Done

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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! :)

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ClenseYourPallet (author)2017-11-28

That looks beautiful. I never would have thought to use PVC for that. Voted

Thank you so much!! I'm very happy with how it turned out. :)

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