A canopy frames a bed and makes it a focal point in your room. However, some canopies require the use of large screws that leave permanent damage in your ceiling. Alternatives are available that will allow you to achieve the look of a canopy without having to cause significant damage to your ceiling. Make your own canopy with a few materials and minimal time to give your room a romantic touch of sophistication.
Cut out your fabric to the appropriate dimensions. Sheer fabric, such as tulle, organza or mosquito netting, is best for this project since the light weight of the fabric does not require as much support as heavier fabrics. Cut three panels 108 inches long and cut one 20-inch circle.
Detach the outer ring from an 18-inch embroidery hoop. Apply double-sided tape carefully around the perimeter of the embroidery hoop's inner ring.
Place the 20-inch circle on top of the double-sided tape. Apply double-sided tape to the sides of the embroidery hoop. Tuck the edges of the fabric circle in so that the top and sides of the hoop are covered with the fabric. The embroidery hoop will hang the canopy and will be visible from below so it's important to cover it up.
Cut cord in a coordinating color. Cut four pieces of cord in 20-inch sections. Tape the cord to four corners of the hoop. The cords should be spaced evenly so they will hold up your canopy on a level basis.
Make a 1/2 loop for each 108-inch panel of curtains. Pin in place. Make a topstitch with your sewing machine.
Thread the inner ring of the embroidery hoop through one panel at a time. Repeat with the other two panels. Clamp the outer ring on top of the inner ring.
Thread the four cords through a wooden bead. Knot the cords at the top. You should now have the four cords going through the bead. Knot the cords to keep them in place.
Cut one piece of cord to a length of 9 inches. Fold it in half to form the loop that you will use to hang your canopy. Thread the ends through the bead and knot them.
Attach an adhesive hook to the ceiling. Use the thickest hook available so that it will be able to support the weight of the canopy. The hook will face sideways, since you are attaching it to the ceiling, but it should be able to support the canopy. Place the canopy loop that you made with the cord over the hook. Arrange the panels as desired.