$20 (!) Canopy
Total time: 15 minutes.
All you need: Tulle ($2.50 for nine-by-three feet, syfabrics.com), small nails, a hammer, and scissors.
How to put it together:
- Buy a swath of tulle that’s about double the width and 3 ½ times the length of the bed.
- Hang the tulle over the bed with four small nails (sturdy pushpins may also work); let it sag a little at the top.
- Cut the excess dragging on the floor. Yes, it’s that easy.
Alternative: Drape tulle over a curtain rod placed behind the bed (in lieu of a headboard).