DIY Greek Key Drapes

I have always loved Greek Key pattern and was inspired by the lovely images below to create my own DIY version of these curtains.  I love the endless color combinations!

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Custom made designer drapes were not in my budget, so I got creative and took some ready made curtains from Ikea and added some Greek Key trim from M&J Trimming to get the designer look for less!Here is my final result:

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M&J Trimming has more than 50 styles of Greek Key Trim available. It comes in both 33 millimeter and 60 millimeter. The 33MM starts at just $9.99 per yard!!

I chose the 60 millimeter in Optical White/Gold.

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I sewed it on myself and I am beyond proud of myself that I can sew a straight line!  However, you can also use fabric glue to adhere the trim.

The curtains are the Vivian curtains from Ikea and they are only $9.99 for a pair!  At that price, I used four so that they looked very full.  You could also use ready made curtains from Pottery Barn, World Market, Target, or go big and make your own!

Here are some of my other favorite trim colors from M&J Trim.  The possibilities are endless!


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I loved the way these turned out and they perfectly finish off our breakfast room!  I am seriously considering ordering a different color and making drapes for my bedroom!  Heaven help me . . .