DIY: Easy No-Sew Holiday Curtains
My most popular posts of all-time have to do with curtains. Actually, its making curtains with little-to-no skill, shower curtains, and a hot-glue gun. They are fabulous, easy to make, and of course, affordable.
I’m adding to the collection today by showing you how to update those afore-mentioned curtains with duct tape, a hot-glue gun, scrap fabric, and a pretty ruffled shower curtain. EASY!
Here’s what’s going to happen:
It’s sooo easy and perfect for quickly changing out color schemes. For example, I love lime/mint green…but for Christmas, I’m a traditional red and green gal.
1. Fabric or Shower curtain
2. Duct tape- any color can be used if you are going to cover with ribbon
3. Ribbon to hot glue onto duct tape
4. Hot glue
Because the fabric on my original curtain was so…bright, I needed to use a scrap piece of fabric as another layer. I used an old white sheet. Just cut it to size- no need to hem any sides. Then just tape it onto your original curtain. As you can see, I only had actual duct-tape for this
I found this pretty ruffled shower curtain at Burlington Coat Factor for $20. I simply cut off the bottom 3 ruffled rows and taped it directly on-top of the white-sheet/silver duct-tape. This time, I used red colored tape ($4). My original plan was to just use the red tape, but after seeing it on, it looked too “plasticy”. So…
I pulled out some holiday ribbon (Yes, I’m a ribbon hoarder- but note, I only buy ribbon with coupons)..and my hot glue gun. Ta-da!
I hot-glued the ribbon directly on-top of my red tape. I love how it looks! Here’s a close-up:
Because I knew I would be draping a garland on-top of the valance, I didn’t bother covering my red tape with holiday ribbon. The red tape peeks through, but not enough for people to think “plastic tape”.
For the roman shade, I covered the entire shade. It won’t roll-up like the original…though I guess it could if I attached it properly, but as I never roll-it up anyway…yup, I left it.
Pretty cool, right?