Karin Lidbeck shows us how to make a garden canopy using milk jugs. {Karin is a photo stylist, producer, designer and DIY guru. She creates for Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, New England Homes Magazine, Good Housekeeping and many more.} Visit Karin’s blog for more inspiration and easy diy projects. She is amazing with her how-to “know-how” and holiday decorating ideas. You will be seeing more of Karin on BB&B as the holiday season approaches. For now, let’s learn how to make this canopy and relax in the shade with a good book. Currently I am reading “Outliers: The Story of Success” and I can hardly make time for this post before I bury my head back into the stimulating and insightful pages.

how to make a garden canopy

How To Make a Garden Canopy – You will need:

Outdoor waterproof fabric (buy the width of the fabric x desired length.) Ours is 72″ long.  Once you have all of the pieces this project is easy to put together.
(4) large size grommets and grommet kit * fabric stores like Joanne Fabrics
(4) closet poles cut to 72 inches
(4) vintage milk  jug containers  (flea market item, junk shop or at second hand shops)
(4) 40 Lb. bags of sand
(4) plastic 8″ garden pots  ( you will find these at the garden center, these are the pots you buy your plants in at the nursery)
(4) large size T cup hooks
(4) tent stakes

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