Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ribbon Valances- Sweet and Simple

Ribbons are so much fun to decorate with. They are inexpensive and can add a big punch for the cost. That is my kind of decorating!
This is a project that is perfect for springtime, and so easy to make. With windows open for fresh air, the ribbons will be blowing in the breeze. The perfect effect for your princesses' room.
You'll need a tension rod and about 10 yards each of five different ribbons (the amount will vary depending on window size). Cut the ribbons a few inches longer than you need in order to reach the sill, then tie each length onto the rod in a necktie knot. Alternate colors or patterns. Trim to fit.

You could also do as I did when I made one when my daughter was little, and trim the ribbons in more of a valance length. Vary the lengths. This isn't about precision!
I wish I had other photos of this, because it is really so sweet to look at. I never took any of the one I made for my daughter. I guess that is the perfect excuse for making another one.

(basic directions and photo from Good Housekeeping)
Article from: Blissfully Domestic


ittybittyandpretty said...

what a great idea, perfect for a cubby house without a door like ours!!! i have been wanting to do something with the door way and this is way prettier than the milk bottle lid idea i had :) thanks aunty, you are the best.
%*_*% rosey

grammatrish said...

that is too cute, might work for my sewing room. trying aprons right now, but looks kinda weird.
I got my owl today. thanks so much, she is way cute. i posted a pic on my blog.

Carla said...

Such a cute idea! Love your photos.

Julia said...

How cute is that! I will have to put that in my memory bank for when my daughter has her own room.

Anonymous said...

what a great idea..I have 3 upper windows in my laundry/pantry room that I have been "racking" my brain trying to figure what I could do with them without blocking out the sun...this would work wonderfully.thanks for the idea.. :)

Ooty said...

wow!!! I love it!!! what a great idea!!!
thanks for sharing!

Janet, said...

that's a neat idea. Very pretty!