DIY Faux Wood PVC Pipes Bed Canopy

Introduction: DIY Faux Wood PVC Pipes Bed Canopy

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If you've always wanted a canopy in your bedroom but don't have much space, have kids or pets around, or don't want to spend the money to buy something expensive then this DIY is for you! Here's how to make a faux wood bed canopy out of PVC pipes that is compact, easy to assemble, easy to disassemble/store, and budget-friendly (just $35!).

Full video tutorial:

Step 1: Gather Materials

What you'll need (bed size: full):

  • Four 76-inch long 3/4-inch PVC pipes
  • Two 64-inch long 3/4-inch PVC pipes
  • Two 12-inch long 3/4-inch PVC pipes
  • Four 3-way 3/4-inch PVC elbows
  • Wood grain contact paper
  • Window scarf
  • Faux vines (I got mine from the 99cent store)
  • Scissors

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Step 2: Cut Contact Paper

Cut strips of contact paper that are the length of each PVC pipe and wide enough to wrap around, leaving about 2 inches of space at the the ends where the elbows will attach.

Step 3: Attach Contact Paper

Real wooden poles cost WAY more than PVC pipes at home improvement stores, so this trick is amazing. Simply peel the backing off of the contact paper strips, place the pipes at the edge of the contact paper and roll the pipes right over to adhere the contact paper. That's it!

Step 4: Assemble Canopy

Now it's time to assemble using the elbows! You can either do this in the bedroom or in another room where there's more space.

Step 5: Place in Bedroom

Place the canopy in its place above the bed and use wall stickers to attach it to the wall. I also later added fabric straps and push pins for extra stability so you don't have to worry about anything moving or falling, especially if you have kids and/or pets!

Step 6: Add Window Scarf & Vines

Dress up the canopy with accessories like a window scarf, faux or real vines, plants and even lights!

Step 7: All Done!

Your canopy is now complete! This compact accessory adds a beautiful touch to any bedroom. Thanks for checking out this tutorial! :)




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    Question 1 year ago

    This is amazing! Any idea on how to make it sturdy/stable enough to hang planters?


    Answer 1 year ago

    Thanks so much! I'd say this one may be able to hold smaller, lighter planters but I wouldn't hang anything too heavy on these. I think copper pipes would be stronger for that.


    2 years ago

    This is absolutely brilliant! I've been looking for an inexpensive alternative to a headboard.


    Reply 1 year ago

    Glad it could help!


    2 years ago on Step 7

    Awesome job! Congrats! Personally I'd prefer the pvc elbows painted and the contact paper covering the entire rods. Thanks for the tutorial.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for checking it out!!