This is the first time I have ever worked with power tools and it was a great experience.
I used this tutorial http://www.attemptingaloha.com/2011/11/diy-canopy-doll-bed-its-done.htmland found it very easy to understand and manageable.
I bought my wood. Cut it with a small saw and then jigsawed the headboards.
Then started the construction.
I found it easier not to use wood glue and just use nails.
After a few hours, two beds were completed.
The beds cost around $12 to make (I did have the paint)
and the bedding around $12 as well (all from Hobby Lobby)
The bedding was my favorite!