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) https://amzn.to/2DApKP1
- Spray paint
- Measuring tape
- Fabric scissors http://amzn.to/2lpapZM
- 5 Sheer voiles (I got mine from the 99cent store but you can find similar ones on Amazon) https://amzn.to/2KivQVm
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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!
Check this tutorial out on my blog: https://livegrowglow.com/2018/11/21/diy-pvc-pipe-d...
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