Introduction: DIY PVC Pipe Dog Canopy

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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:

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)
  • Pencil
  • Spray paint
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • 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.

Step 11: All Done!

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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