Hi everyone! When we were given this challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. We are getting ready for the arrival of another baby girl, and even as this post goes live it is our actual C-Section date! I wanted to create something for our girls room that would be unique and give a touch of my own creativity.
The challenge this month was to create something out of 2 white curtains. We could use any mediums we wanted, and change them in any way. I automatically knew what would be perfect for this. I create a DIY Hand Stamped Canopy!
Moving our daughter from her toddler bed to a big girl bed will be a process, and I hoping that by creating this special canopy that she calls her “princess bed”… then maybe she will be excited for the move!
I originally got my inspiration from doing my research for the room I wanted to create. Here you can take a look at some of the other ideas I have for their room.
As soon as I was able I stopped by our local thrift store and picked up the curtains for the project, as well as the embroidery hoop. I also used a coupon for our craft store, so as you can tell, the project itself was very inexpensive! In total I only spent $20!
Let’s take a look on how I created this fun project!
DIY HAND STAMPED CANOPY
2 Sheer white Panels
1 Stamp (I used a floral Peony)
Paint (I chose a light pink, a white to lighten it up, and a green)
1 1/2 Yards of Floral Fabric Trim
2 1/2 yards Lace Ribbon
- Lay out curtains with the outside on top. Gently coat stamp with paint, and press firmly.
- I made sure to rotate the stamp in different directions to give the flowers a flowing look.
- Once curtains are stamped, hang to dry.
- Later on, assemble the curtains onto the hoop using the same section you would to hang it on a curtain rod.
- Fasten the inside hoop so that the curtains are nice and tight. This is also how you will keep the ribbon in place so that the curtain and ribbon doesn’t slide around.
- Place 4 pieces of ribbon on equal sides of the hoop. Tie them tight so that the hoop is well-balanced once it is hung.
- Next, take your hot glue gun and fasten the fabric trim around the outside of the hoop. This will not only give it a nice whimsical touch, but it will also hide the hoop.
- Tie all 4 pieces of lace together at the top to allow it to hang.
We are really loving how it turned out. It certainly was a simple project that took maybe 4 hours tops to create! It is always fun to find a new way to re-purpose an everyday item.
If you loved this project, make sure you check out all the other bloggers who participated in this challenge! They each created some AMAZING things that are sure to tickle the DIY-er in you!