Tuesday, February 28, 2012

No Sew, No Glue Window Treatment!

No, I'm not lazy, and yes I do know how to sew, but what I don't have very much of is TIME.  I'm at the office almost 11 hours a day, 5 days a week so the time I do have (which is very precious little) I try to put to use wisely.

A few post back I showed my no sew curtains, well this time I decided to play around with a No Sew, No Glue window treatment for my dining area. The fabric store was having a terrific sale on their sheer fabric ($5) so I decided to give it a shot.

I bought 5-1/2 yds of a mustard gold sheer fabric

and 5 yds of multi color sheer

The mustard gold fabric was 110" wide, I figured that was too wide for what I wanted so I cut it in half.  Yippie, so now I have 5 1/2 yds of fabric for something else.

Sorry, when I'm experimenting and it comes out right, I never undo to redo, but this was very simple.  I took the multi color fabric, starting from one end of the rod and draped it over my rods.  I then took the mustard fabric and starting at the opposite end, allowing the fabric to touch the floor I looped that over my rods.  Umm, my directions are always confusing so here's a close up.

I didn't want the ends to just hang straight down, so I took one end of the fabric and pulled it up until I had a nice puffy look and pinned it with 1 or 2 straight pins.

Once it looks puffy, just stick a pin in it

 So, here's the final project.

I hung 2 fringed tassels where the fabric hung short, and 1 tassel on the opposite end.

One thing I learned with sheer fabric is that because it's so light weight the raw edges aren't noticeable because they seem to just fold under.

The best part about this is that when I'm tired of this look, I can take the fabric down and do something else with it because it isn't sewn! No Sew, No glue, how nifty, how simple, how economical is that!

If you're looking for an easy, simple window treatment just LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's beautiful, Sherry. A very dramatic look with no sewing. Nice.

Kate said...

Ok Sherry I am hooked I am a NO sew gal this is perfect. Love how it turned out


Unknown said...

Very Nice Sherry...love the colors! Hugs

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like no sew Sherry because I can't sew. Great job!

Unknown said...

I love them! I am your newest Linky Follower and hope you will follow me back :)

momto8 said...

you're kidding!! those curtains look fabulous...wow..
thank you for the information on this post!!
enjoy your dinning room!

Prairie Scraps said...

Love this! I am struggling with curtains in a new house right now, so this gives me a little boost to actually tackle them and not leave them curtainless! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower!

Unknown said...

I did this to my sliding glass doors too! I have 3 large doors and althou we have the fabric blinds I was getting bored. So I did the same thing as you did above the blinds.. It added a great touch and like you I didn't sew so easy peasy to remove and use else where.

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Myric said...

This is gorgeous! This is just what I need! I don't know how to sew nor have a sewing machine. I should do this sometime :) Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog! I am now linky follower!


Create With Joy said...

Beautiful job on your DIY project!

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Comeca Jones said...

Very nice Sherry!!!!

Rhissanna said...

This is very creative, Sherry. I have two windows that face each other and this might be just the quick fix I need while I decorate (like 'remodel' but British)the Steampunk room. Thank you for sharing.