No Sew Window Treatments
This post is for you if you want to make a quick change in your window treatments, but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on your new look. This is probably one of the easiest projects I’ve completed. Here’s what you need:
I went to the local fabric store for my material. I then went to Home Depot for the foam board.
You can buy the foam board at most hardware stores. The package came with about 6 foam boards that measured about 14 inches in width and around 48 inches in length. I laid my material out and added 2 inches to each end and the bottom and top of the foam board so I could pull the fabric tightly around the foam board. This also makes sure your edges are covered. You could cut 2 additional pieces of foam board to add to both ends of your long piece of board (3-4 inches on each end) . Attach the ends at a 90 degree angle to the ends of the long board to make your treatments stand out from your window. I chose not to do this because I wanted to make my mine flat against the wall.
To cut the foam board I used an electric knife and it worked perfectly. Another way to cut it is to score it with a utility knife and then break the boards there. After you have your fabric and foam cut, you just wrap the fabric around the foam board and pin it to the back. It is so easy!!
The finished product is very lightweight and easy to adhere to the wall. My husband used very skinny finish nails and just attached them that way. I think you could also use some double sticky tape and it would also work well. What a nice difference it made in my kitchen. The entire back of my kitchen consist of windows and I completely changed the window treatments for around $50.00. One of the windows is a bay window so I had to add some foam board to make it longer. I just joined it with clear packing tape which I had on hand. I also had to add extra fabric pieces to the ends because my material was not that wide. I just used an iron on tape called “stitch witch” (from the fabric store “JO ANN’S) to make it look seamless. I am really happy how they turned out. I get lots of compliments on them and am amazed at how easy they are to make.
Be sure to look for my next post and I will show you how I made awesome “no sew drapes” for 9 windows for about $60.00!!