Burlap decor: Easy DIY valance part 2

20 Feb

Yesterday, I talked about finding a way to cover up some ugly vertical blinds in our living room. Today, you are going to find out exactly how to make an easy window valance in an afternoon!

The supplies I used in this project:

  • 3 floral styrofoam boards ($3.99 Joann’s)
  • 3 yards of Burlap ($3/yd. Joann’s)
  • Styrofoam glue ($4)
  • Straight pins ($3)
  • Poster adhesive strips ($2)

IMG_7737Step 1: Lay the styrofoam boards end to end

IMG_0868Step 2: Glue the ends together with styrofoam glue

IMG_4835Step 3: While that dries, iron out all the creases in the burlap. Then lay the burlap down and put the foam board on top.

IMG_1264I needed to cut the fabric in half long ways due to the size of the board. Then wrap the burlap up around the foam.

Step 4: Starting in the middle, pull the fabric taut and push the pins in sideways. Put in pins ever couple inches to make sure it lays flat.

IMG_6665IMG_1180Pin both side of the fabric separately to make sure everything is tight and fitted.

Step 5: Pin the entire length and finish with the ends

IMG_3978IMG_1733Step 6: Press on the adhesive strips

IMG_2958Step 7: Stick it to the ugly plastic vertical blind top piece. (and I mean stick it to that ugly thing) 🙂


IMG_0036 IMG_2767After I pressed it up using only adhesives, I could hear it starting to fall. So I ran and found a ball of hemp and tied up the valance in four places. And I love that you can’t even see it from a distance!


Before & After!

diyvalenceI LOVE it! I’ve finally found a solution that works with our rental and gives some warmth to the living space. What do you think?


One Response to “Burlap decor: Easy DIY valance part 2”

  1. Bradley 20.20.2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Looks awesome!

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