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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Making a Canopy for my Wicker Swing

We have had this white wicker swing for more than ten years,  so I have had to replace the canopy several times.   In the past I have made several of the canopies from full size dust ruffles and also from sheets   but this year I wanted to do something different.

I thought a "rag strip" canopy might be fun,  so I cut lots of strips from yard sale sheets. 

H had covered the original steel canopy frame with chicken wire several years ago.   
I cut strips about 3" wide and 40" long....then I just tied bows around my chicken wire frame.     I also used a roll of green tulle that I cut in the same size strips.

The swing sits by  the new tea room,  so Kyleigh and I can have tea outside too.

H has gone over to our daughters home to help her do some yard work,   so I am going to have lunch in the shade of my new canopy cover and relax with a book.
Just tea and salad for lunch today......
I cut a bouquet of snow balls to make a centerpiece for my lunch.....
On the left you can see the canopy I made last year from a full size bedskirt.   I used the matching comforter on the swing.   I think I paid about $10 for the set at a yard sale.   

I put a sweet chicken couple in my tea cart to carry on my chicken wire!


  1. Penny,
    I love seeing what you do with this swing each year!! So pretty!!
    I know i have said it in the past but I guess you do not get much rain there....... We have had rain/snow showers all week and it is still predicted to be this way until next week!! Low's in the 30's!!!!!


  2. Love it. So pretty and "pastely"

  3. So pretty and romantic!!! A very soothing and dreamy place

  4. Looks like a very comfy place to sit and have tea.

  5. Well, that is fun! It will be lovely blowing in the wind! xo Diana

  6. I love the way it turned out and very creative!

  7. I just love it!!! its so pretty and soft looking. I am sure you enjoyed your lunch there. !!!

  8. I agree! That is really creative. I thought it was just around the perimeter of the swing canopy..but I thing you must have tied those pretty stripes all over the top. It's lovely. I see that it provides didn't take a picture underneath the awning so I am just guessing that is how you did it. Those are two of my favorite colors together.

  9. Change is always good now and then. I liked both of the ways you made it.

  10. I like changing things out, too. Have I asked before....does your husband like PINK...??? :)

  11. Incredible, adorable! Penny, you did it again! Love that setting. Thank you so much for linking it up at SHARE IT sundays linky party - It's not the same until you've turned up at the party! Thank you so much for contributing each week! (btw. YOU, my dear Penny, have been featured before at the FineCraftGuild and you sure are entitle to add our button to your line-up here of place where you've been featured. The badge is here: Hugs, Rose

  12. You are so creative and I just love the softness you bring with the quilts, wonderful space!

  13. Both the bed skirt and the rag strip ideas are brilliant. You have inspired some romantic porch settings on my back porch - unfortunately I have to bundle everything up at night and bring it in - too much dew too much rain. Enjoy! Happy Pink Saturday!

  14. So pretty Penny. I imagine they do a little dance when there is a light breeze, so clever!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  15. I love this look! The colors are delightful, so summery, light and airy. I agree, a great place for a quiet breakfast and a good read!


  16. You are so clever, Penny! How do you come up with so many pretty and romantic ideas? Thanks you for sharing your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

  17. Oh my goodness, that is so sweet! What a lovely place to relax!
    Thanks so much for sharing with me for Something to Talk About each week!

  18. Hey friend, just wanted to tell you that Fabulous Friday will be next Friday. I just moved into my new home and its been chaotic, so i had to postponed it, love your beautiful canopy Hugs


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