DIY PVC Pipe Bed Canopy

Introduction: DIY PVC Pipe Bed Canopy

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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

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

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 76" 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!

Step 7: 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! :)

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    7 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    This looks really great. Thank you for posting such clear instructions. My daughter would like one of these for her dorm room. I was checking out the pvc pipes at our home improvement store and wonder if the 1/2 inch might be a little too "bendy" to make a stable canopy (especially since she cannot attach anything to the dorm walls). I am wondering what your thoughts are on pvc size. Are you happy with the 1/2 inch? How is it holding up? Thank You!

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    Question 2 years ago on Step 1

    Hello! This is so AWESOME!! May I ask you about how much it cost you to make this lol


    2 years ago

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


    Reply 2 years ago

    I would never have thoughts to use PVC for that too. just only for one reason : it is plastic and it gets bendy at some point of its lifespan. how much is depending on used diameter obviously.. But I mean, it is almost 2metres lenght, after a while it will just hang up and sag. to prevent it I would reinforce them with cooper pipes or use only cooper pipes. But nice instructable by the way..


    Reply 2 years ago

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