Easy Decorative DIY Baby Crib Canopy Ideas for a Boy or Girl Nursery

We will make it easy to learn how to make a crib canopy for your baby girl or boy's nursery using fabrics that will work in several different nursery or kids' room themes!  There are no-sew canopies made from netting or you can learn how to cover cornice board or attach curtains to a personalized hoop or crown and then attach it securely to the ceiling by a hook.

Go here to see ideas for cute baby photo props!

Some parents have asked, "Is it safe to hang canopies and curtains over the baby's bed?". The answer to this and every question regarding nursery decor is that the most important consideration in any nursery decorating project is the health and safety of your baby.

When choosing a location be certain that your baby can't reach the curtains and you might consider removing the canopy completely when your little one is older and might be tempted to tug on them.

DIY crib canopy teepee in a baby girl pink stars princess nursery

Shop the look

Baby Bed Canopy Ideas

Create a delightful pink princess nursery with the unique combination of a DIY canopy made from sheer fabric decorated with a star garland paired with a personalized baby bed crown.

There are many fabrics that can be used to cover the crown of the canopy that reflect the most popular color schemes and baby nursery themes and baby bedding sets. Add curtains made from fabrics with a soft drape in a neutral color to get more mileage from the wall decor.

How to Make Your Own Baby Bed Canopy

There are many excellent tutorials, with written instructions or videos, that will walk you through the process of sewing (unless you prefer a no-sew tutorial) and mounting the crown to the nursery wall.

You will want to visit our gallery of nursery pictures and have a style in mind in order to determine which tutorial is best for your DIY project.

Decorative Crib Canopy Ideas

Blue and brown baby boy nursery with burlap crib canopy

Canopies for a Baby Boy

Burlap fabric adds a rustic touch to a baby boy's nursery decorated in a blue and brown color combination.

So far, we have shown pictures of elegant canopies but some parents want one that is colorful and fun. For example, one mom-to-be that chose an underwater nursery theme made a wooden canopy base. Then she painted sea creatures on it in bright colors and used baby bath toys to decorate the curtains.

Disney Princess Carriage Bed Canopy

Disney Princess Carriage Baby Crib Bed in a Baby Girl Nursery Room

Disney Princess Carriage Bed

The effect of an elegant carriage crib is enhanced by a ceiling canopy.

Are Crib Canopies Safe

Always take care with the use of any decorative items in the nursery including a canopy or curtains that might fall, become a choking hazard or injure your baby in any way. Some parents remove the crib canopy at a time when their baby is older and may be tempted to pull on the curtains. It can be re-mounted to the wall when it is no longer dangerous or even used as a playhouse later on.

It is a good idea to remove any decorative items from the room that may be dangerous or be certain that your child can't reach them. Use your best judgement when decorating and accessorizing your little one's room.

Please visit Unique Baby Gear Ideas often to see more ideas for decorating the nursery and the latest tutorials with instructions that will show you how to make a crib canopy.

New! Comments

I would love to know what you think of our site! Leave me a comment in the box below.

When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network and Amazon Affiliate Program such as the ones to your left on this page and others. Please see our Affiliate Disclosure page for more information. More UBGI: Rss Feed |

Unique Baby Gear Ideas advises everyone to never use drop side baby cribs. It is illegal to buy, sell or use a drop side crib. If you own a drop side crib, please disassemble it and dispose of it at the local city or county waste dump.

Baby nursery feature page