Published on December 16th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Starry starry canopy hack

Handem gave her daughter the stars.

Handem says, “I wanted to decorate my daughter’s bed but could not find anything special enough… I bought fluorescent stars and bugs and had a canopy. (name forgotten) As I was going to put those up, this great idea came up. I sewed all bugs and butterflies on the inside of the canopy. A hot needle helped me put holes into one spike of each star, which were also sewn into the canopy, but at the highest level.

When we turn off the lights at night it looks like she’s sleeping under the stars with many little bugs flying around her.

Some ribbons in matching colors tied to a bow around the hoop makes it even more girlie romantic to look at during the day.”

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to Starry starry canopy hack

  1. Mia says:

    OOOOHHH I love this I actually have some glow in the dark stars waiting for me to do something with them.
    Thanks for the great idea.

  2. it’s so nice stuff, friend. u are very creative, and i like the idea :)


  3. Ruthie says:

    Love the idea of sewing the glow-in-the-dark stars and bugs on the canopy! We used to use the stars in my kid’s room when he was little and it was great.

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