I’ve been searching and searching for perfect window treatments for quite some time now and cannot seem to decide on exactly what on want. As I was clicking and brainstorming last night, I came across some really clever ideas. Here are some of my favorites that I found from Better Homes and Gardens:
“Achieve a designer look at the fraction of the price with this creative design. Search your local fabric store for discount fabric that can be used to create window panels. Then put your creativity to the test by sketching out a leafy design that fits your style.”
— For one large branch, trace out the pattern first with a white chalk.
— Make three size leaves on card stock; cut out pattern.
— Trace the leaves on the branch pattern.
— Using acrylic or fabric paint, hand-paint branch and leaves.
— Let dry. Use a cloth to wipe off excess chalk.
“From traditional to modern, this treatment is perfect for any decorating style. Sheer blocks allow some light into the room but do not take away from the privacy functionality of a solid panel.”
— Lay panels flat, then place three poster boards cut to 14 x 22 inches on top, making sure the distance between the three boards is even.
— Use a white chalk to trace around the boards; remove boards.
— Cut out squares.
— Lay your sheer fabric over the holes, pin into place and cut the sheer to size.
— Move the panel to an ironing board. Lay flat again and use iron-on adhesive to secure in place. (Make sure iron is on medium heat so you don’t melt the sheer.)
— Use 7/8-inch chocolate grosgrain ribbon to finish off front cuts and secure with a 3/4-inch iron-on adhesive.
— Iron both front and back to help adhere the adhesive.