I am hard pressed to call this a “tutorial.” This is so simple, but I feel it can add such an impact to a space.
I had a window in my daughter’s room that needed a window treatment but I did not want to spend a fortune. I purchased the Ritva drapes from Ikea in white. I highly recommend these drapes. They are only $34.99 for a pair and they look like linen and have a nice weight to them. I actually think they were on special for $25.00 when I purchased them. They are so easy to embellish with trim other accents to make them look much more high-end then they are.
Then I purchased 6 yards of this pom-pom trim at Joann’s. It was only $3.99 per yard and I used a 50% off coupon. FYI, there are amazing apps for all the craft stores where you can upload a coupon for 40-50% off. I never pay retail at craft stores.
All I did was use my amazing sewing ability (of sewing a straight line) to add the trim to the curtains. The trim was heavy, so I made sure I did a good job of pinning it to the drapes first! If you don’t sew, you could even glue the trim on using Heat n Bond or fabric glue.
I swear it was the day after finishing this project that I read this blog post on A Thoughtful Place on a DIY Pelmet Box above the curtains. My husband might leave me, but I think I am going to attempt this project to give it a more polished look. I will keep you posted!
The possibilities are endless with this inexpensive and fun trim. It comes in a wide range of colors too! Here are just a few ideas I have run across.
DIY Pom-Pom Throw:
DIY Pom-Pom Pillows:
You could also add it to a table runner, place mat, napkins, or towels for a nice hostess gift. Oh my, the possibilities are endless!!!
You can see the other updates I did to my daughter’s room here.
Have you ever added an embellishment to simple fabric? Do tell in the comments!