Creative DIY Window Treatments

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One of my favorite types of DIY projects is working with window treatments.  I rarely can find pre-made curtains in just the right style and print that I am looking for and I don’t like the idea of paying the high cost for custom window treatments.

Sewing your own curtains is an easy way to get the style and fabric that you want but there are some other fun ways to get creative with window treatments.

I used a table runner as a laundry room valance by clipping it to a clothesline with clothespins.  The look was fitting for a laundry room and very cost effective.  Plus, I got to recycle a table runner that I was no longer using.

You don’t always have to use fabric for your window treatments either!  Here are some more creative ideas!

DIY Window Treament Ideas:

stenciled barn wood window valance
Stenciled barn wood window valance from At Home On The Bay
A stenciled barn wood valance is super creative and unique.  It allows plenty of sunshine to still flow through the window while adding plenty of rustic interest at the top.  I love this!
teacup curtain tie back
Teacup curtain tie back by BHG.
Spruce up those store bought curtains with a fun and creative tie back using a vintage tea cup.  You can either cut the holes in the bottom yourself, if you have the right tools, or bring the cups to a glass store to have the holes cut for you.
painted branch curtain rod
Painted branch curtain rod by Better Homes and Gardens.
Here is an idea that I have done several times myself with natural branches.  A painted branch adds a chic twist.  If you have straight panel curtains, you can easily add ties or loops to the top in a matching or coordinating fabric.
shabby chic window treatment
shabby chic curtain hung on vintage knobs by Grand Design Co.
Another creative hanging idea is to use vintage looking knobs!  This billowy white curtain tied onto the vintage knobs looks incredibly shabby chic.  The actual curtain was made from a full sized sheet and some shirring tape for around $2!
homemade curtain using iron on transfers
DIY Curtain with iron on transfer by Indulgy.
A fun way to get some creative graphics for your window treatments is to use iron on transfers!
Do you have any ideas for window treatments that are easy to do?
Happy Decorating!

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1 comment
  1. Wow, love the Sunshine valance and tea cup tie-backs.
    I remember years ago when the letter replica shade came out. People went “postal” for them, lol.

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