Sunday, July 1, 2012

Something {SWEET}: Ripped Fabric Window Valances!

This post isn't TREAT related...but it's still SUPER {SWEET} so I just had to share!

I've been cranking out a BUNCH of FUN and EASY projects lately. Stuff I can tackle while the kids are taking their afternoon the easier, the better...and often-times the CUTER as well ;)

Here's one I'm currently OBSESSED with!


 I made these for the kiddos' playroom downstairs. I needed something that would add some FUN color, but didn't really want to block out too much of the natural light that comes in. I've seen variations of window treatments using ribbons on Pinterest, and another version from One Castle in the Kingdom that involved sewing (super cute, but I needed to make them even easier). So I went with simply ripping the fabric and tying it directly onto tension rods. So easy, inexpensive and UBER adorable!

If you want to make some of your own all you'll need is a stack of fabric scraps in whatever color palette you're working with. I actually went out and bought a pile of 1 yard pieces. I have a "THING" for fabric, so any excuse to go snatch some up and I'm there. Honestly though, I don't sew...I just {LOVE} buying the stuff! It's so cheerful, bright and happy...maybe I should learn a few tricks with my sewing my spare time - LOL! 

I also bought two inexpensive tension rods so we didn't have to actually add any hanging hardware.

I ripped the fabric in 1 to 2 inch strips, no measuring, just eye-balled it and went to town ;) I think it adds to the organic feel of really CAN'T mess them up! Plus, it's a project the kids can even help with! I didn't quite have it finished up before naptime was they helped me layout scraps and decide which colors should go where.

That's it...simple, fun, and SUPER cute ;) I'm planning on making another rod-full of these for Harper's bedroom...they're just TOO adorable!

You can find TONS of inspiration by visiting these WEEKLY LINK PARTIES!
I always do...and I'm sharing this project with them NOW!

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Just Something I Whipped Up hosted by The Girl Creative
Market Yourself Monday hosted by Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Creative Me hosted by The Southern Institute

Get your Craft On Tuesday hosted by Today's Creative Blog
Take-A-Look Tuesday hosted by Sugar Bee Crafts
Show Me What Ya Got hosted by Not JUST a Housewife

Feature Yourself Friday hosted by Fingerprints on the Fridge
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  1. I love this, very whimsical :)

  2. Just adorable! Absolutely LOVE the fabric combo!

  3. Love this. My son's curtain just feel down (like came out of the wall) so I just might do this!

  4. I love this!!! So light and airy I can picture the the breeze blowing through it! I love fabric too, and don't sew, so this is the perfect project :)

  5. This is awesome! I love all the bright colors and how super easy it is!