CHRISTMAS DECORATING TIPS
NO SEW WINDOW TREATMENTS ANYONE CAN MAKE
by Alyssa Davis
With Christmas around the corner, you may be looking for a way to give your home an extra boost of style and elegance. Take the decor of your home up a notch by creating window treatments that give a polished finish to a room. You don’t have to use a sewing machine or even a needle and thread for any of these no-sew treatments. They are an inexpensive and easy way to brighten your home for the holidays.
No Sew Curtains
Plain white bed sheets can be decorated with bands of velvet, satin, or gauzy ribbon to give them an expensive look. Simply attach them to the cloth with washable fabric glue.
Using fabric: Purchasing a yard of fabric gives you more choices with patterns and material. You may want a lightweight fabric with delicate metallic print, or more ornate brocade.
Finish the edges of your material by using edging or hem tape that can be ironed in place. You can also add a satin ribbon border to the fabric with the iron-on hem tape.
Hanging up your no sews curtains: here are a couple of ways to go about attaching your no sew window treatments to the curtain rod above your window.
Drapery clips are very easy to use and can be found at home furnishings stores. A drapery clip consists of a clip attached to a ring that can be hung from the rod. Hang up the curtain panels with several of these clips spaced equally apart to distribute the weight evenly.
No Sew Valance
A window valance is another window treatment that lends a touch of class to your decor.
A scarf with fringed ends works well as a valance when draped across the top of the window through curtain rings at the two ends.