How To Make No-Sew Curtains

It’s no secret that buying curtains is an expensive endeavor. However, having the right curtains in a room can make all the difference. In just a few easy steps, and a quick trip to your local fabric store, you can have the look you want for your home!

Supplies: 

Fabric

An ironing board 

An iron

Hem tape 

Step one:

Measure your window to see how much fabric you will need. Make sure to get a decent amount of extra fabric to allow for the hem and rod loop.  Also, if you mess up the hem it will be basically impossible to separate the sticky tape from the fabric. You may need to cut out that section and try again.

Step two:

Place the fabric on your ironing board and smooth out the edges. Apply the iron on hem tape to the top of the fabric. Fold down several inches, then iron the area in order to make the rod loop.

Step three:

Once you have the loop for the rod repeat the same process with the other edges without leaving the extra space you left for the rod.

Step four:

Hang and enjoy your new curtains!

Hint: 

To give your room a taller look hang your curtains closer to the ceiling. The extra fabric will draw the eye up and make your room appear taller than it really is.

Posted by: Amanda

May 30, 2011. Decor, Make Your Own, Wall Art. Leave a comment.

Make Your Own Canvas Wall Hangings

My friend at work wanted something to hang up in her room, but was out of ideas. I said I would come up with something, and immediately I started thinking of ideas. I had wanted to do a project with canvas and fabric for a long time. This gave me the perfect excuse to give it a try!

Supplies: 

Plain Canvas with wooden back frame

Fabric of your choice- I used cotton duck fabric because it had more of a “canvas” type look.

Staple gun

Cork board (if you want to add to project)

New canvas


Back of canvas

Place fabric over back of frame. pull tight, and staple.

Fold the corners making sure there are not bumps on the front. The second one I used less fabric, and it seemed to work out much better.

I repeated the same process with a plain piece of cork board. This is a great place to pin up notes, and it works as wall art!

The finished product. I can't wait to see them on the wall!

This project was super fast, and cheap. The total cost, excluding the staple gun, was only $35.00. I was able to get all of my materials at Hobby Lobby, and everything I bought was marked %50 off. Score! I had a ton of fabric left over, so if you do not buy a lot of fabric and leave out the cork board your total cost will be more like $20.o0.

Posted by: Amanda

May 23, 2011. Decor, Make Your Own, Wall Art. 2 comments.

Make Your Own Chalkboard

The Etsy find of the day got me thinking about making my own chalkboard. I stumbled across this page on the country living website, and loved the idea!

What you will need for this project:

Chalkboard paint

Item that you want to paint

Sand paper

Painters tape

Small roller

First, lightly sand the area you want to paint.  Add painters tape to the areas that you do not want painted. Use the roller to put on the paint. (Using a brush will leave lines, and not look right when you finish.) Let dry, and done! You now have yourself a crafty homemade chalkboard!

Posted by: Amanda

May 12, 2011. Tags: , , . Decor, Make Your Own, Wall Art. Leave a comment.

Etsy Find of the Day

This cute little print is sure to inspire some creative wall hanging projects! Stay tuned for a fun cereal box wall art project coming soon!

posted by: Rhiannon

May 5, 2011. Tags: , , , . Etsy, Wall Art. Leave a comment.

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