Saturday, September 26, 2015

DIY No-Sew Window Awning {Debs Simplicity}

Hello There ;-)!!

Well, I'm at it again with another easy to do idea that you will absolutely love!  I showed this shower curtain print to you on a prior post and I can't wait to show you how I transformed this $12.00 buy into a decorative and crafty window awning for my office! 

The bold print of this shower curtain is a favorite of mine and I actually have a lamp in my office in the same design.  However, because I am who I and the fact that I just love being creative and thinking-out-the-box, I simply had to re-create the purpose of this shower curtain into something else that could work in my "office" rather than my "office bathroom." 
I love the end results of this simple DIY project and I share step by step how you can also create this original idea from!  Have fun and its very easy to do.  This is the second "Debs Simplicity" DIY idea I'm sharing with you and so glad you stopped by to check it out...   Hope you like it and if you have any questions at all, send me a comment and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can with an answer!
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Let's get started....
Here are the tools you need:

Here's what to do:

Fold shower curtain in half but make sure the holes for the shower rings are in the front.  Now using your push pins, hang the folded curtain over the top of your window.

Now cut your ribbon pieces in 12 inches each.  Use your ruler to measure.  Lift the bottom half of your shower curtain and align it to the top of your curtain, holding it in place to make sure it looks even across. 

Beginning on either corner, make a small slit in the front piece of your curtain using the shower ring hole that is now in the back of the material, as your guide.  The idea is that you want to have an aligned hole that goes from the front to the back, for each of the 12 shower ring holes.  You will need to make the slits a little wider to ensure the ribbon can fit through all the way.  Don't make it too big but just a little bigger :-)!

Now fold your ribbon in half and insert it in the holes from back to front as pictured.

Now with the front of the bow inserted, tie knot in the back to secure the ribbon in place.  Let the remaining ends of the ribbon dangle. Continue in the same manner across until all twelve holes have ribbons.

Now scrunch up some tissue paper and stuff it into the bottom of your curtain to give it a finished, "awning look!"  Not too much tissue paper because you don't want it to look puffy, just!

Congratulations!  Look at the awesome job you did!