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Flower Bed Canopy


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Design by: CricutInspiration (42 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Feminine Girl Kids Clean & Simple

A bed canopy is a wonderful decorating accessory in kids’ rooms. Simple fabric adornments (and help from the Cricut Machine) can turn something plain into something adorable! See more inspiration by Toni Roberts at DesignDazzle.com

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Himmel Bed Canopy purchased at IKEA
  • 3.5 yards of jumbo Rick Rack red trim
  • 1/2 yard of red polka dot fabric
  • Heat N’ Bond Ultra iron-on adhesive
  • 1/3 yard red flower cotton fabric
  • Glue gun
  • 1/4 yard aqua cotton fabric
  • Iron
  • 1/4 yard pink cotton fabric
  • Scissors
  • 1/8 yard white cotton fabric

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Tips for cutting fabric with the Cricut:
I can’t stress how important it is to use good quality cotton fabric when cutting fabric with the Cricut. Experiment a couple of times on paper to get the correct sizing before cutting your fabric.
Use a new blade.
Very sticky mat
Blade 5 or 6
Pressure 5
Speed medium
Iron-on Heat N Bond to the wrong side of all your fabric using a dry setting. Make sure the adhesive has a tight bond to the fabric. Repeat ironing if needed.

Peel away the paper backing off the fabric. The back of the fabric will be shiny (that’s the adhesive). Cut fabric to fit and place on the cutting mat with the adhesive side up (shiny adhesive side showing). I used a fondant roller to roll over the fabric. Apply pressure to adhere the fabric to the mat and also make sure there are no bubbles. This method seems to help the fabric “adhere” better to the mat.
Choose the images for your project. The Essentials Cartridge that is pre-loaded on the Expression 2 was used for this project. The large flower is 10” in size. Cut all your various size flowers.
This project uses several different flower cutouts nested on top to create one large flower. Stack flower cutouts on top of each other and iron. The adhesive will adhere the flower cutouts to each other. Be sure to place a piece of paper backing under the large flower to prevent the flower from being “adhered” to the ironing board.
Hot glue the flowers to the canopy or iron on. Just make sure to have paper backing behind the netting so there are no flowers being ironed accidentally to the ironing board.
The polka dot scalloped trim was cut using the Essentials Cartridge. Cutting on a 12” x 24” mat works great for creating “ribbon trim” lengths of fabric. The scallop is 2” wide and 14” long. With the shiny adhesive side up, cut several pieces of fabric to go around the circumference of the bed canopy.
Iron the scalloped trim around the circumference of the blue fabric at the top of the bed canopy.
Hot glue the purchased jumbo rick rack onto the edge of the canopy opening (from top to bottom). Since this is a netting type fabric, the hot glue seeps through the fabric. Be careful with the hot glue.
Have fun decorating with your darling bed canopy!

Step 1

Tips for cutting fabric with the Cricut:
I can’t stress how important it is to use good quality cotton fabric when cutting fabric with the Cricut. Experiment a couple of times on paper to get the correct sizing before cutting your fabric.
Use a new blade.
Very sticky mat
Blade 5 or 6
Pressure 5
Speed medium

Step 2

Iron-on Heat N Bond to the wrong side of all your fabric using a dry setting. Make sure the adhesive has a tight bond to the fabric. Repeat ironing if needed.

Step 3

Peel away the paper backing off the fabric. The back of the fabric will be shiny (that’s the adhesive). Cut fabric to fit and place on the cutting mat with the adhesive side up (shiny adhesive side showing). I used a fondant roller to roll over the fabric. Apply pressure to adhere the fabric to the mat and also make sure there are no bubbles. This method seems to help the fabric “adhere” better to the mat.

Step 4

Choose the images for your project. The Essentials Cartridge that is pre-loaded on the Expression 2 was used for this project. The large flower is 10” in size. Cut all your various size flowers.

Step 5

This project uses several different flower cutouts nested on top to create one large flower. Stack flower cutouts on top of each other and iron. The adhesive will adhere the flower cutouts to each other. Be sure to place a piece of paper backing under the large flower to prevent the flower from being “adhered” to the ironing board.

Step 6

Hot glue the flowers to the canopy or iron on. Just make sure to have paper backing behind the netting so there are no flowers being ironed accidentally to the ironing board.

Step 7

The polka dot scalloped trim was cut using the Essentials Cartridge. Cutting on a 12” x 24” mat works great for creating “ribbon trim” lengths of fabric. The scallop is 2” wide and 14” long. With the shiny adhesive side up, cut several pieces of fabric to go around the circumference of the bed canopy.

Step 8

Iron the scalloped trim around the circumference of the blue fabric at the top of the bed canopy.

Step 9

Hot glue the purchased jumbo rick rack onto the edge of the canopy opening (from top to bottom). Since this is a netting type fabric, the hot glue seeps through the fabric. Be careful with the hot glue.

Step 10

Have fun decorating with your darling bed canopy!

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