As you may know, I have been working on my little boy’s “big boy room” to make room for a new inhabitant to his nursery! I am having so much fun getting the new room set up! Here are a few of the projects I have done so far:
You can click on the image to see the tutorial.
And there are plenty more in the works!
One of my favorites so far (okay who am I kidding, they are all my favorites) is the bunting curtains I made to adorn his windows! I love having curtains because they add color to the walls and dress up plain windows (we are just using the blackout shades that came with our house), but I didn’t want them to be too froo-froo (since he is a very boyish boy) so I thought bunting would be perfect because it reminds me of pennants and I think it looks very playful.
I have to warn you, I’m the kind of crafter who likes to save time and money and take short-cuts if it’s not going to affect the end product and I did that while making these curtains; I was just so excited about them that I couldn’t wait to have them done!
To get started, I made a triangle template out of card-stock that was 10″ wide and 12″ tall. I traced this onto the back side of 9 pieces of fabric (that was left-over from the quilt I made for his bed).
Then, I laid the fabric on pieces of white canvas and pinned them together.
Next, I sewed along the bottom 2 edges of the triangles.
After sewing them, I trimmed of the extra fabric around the triangle so there was just a 1/4″ border
I turned the triangles right-side-out and ironed them flat.
Next, I sewed along the top edge of the triangles. It doesn’t matter that the edge looks rough because it will be covered up when we are done (like I said, I like to take shortcuts if nobody will notice).
Then it was time to attach the triangles to the curtain rod. I used a plain curtain rod that came with our house (I told you I’m cheap). I hot-glued each triangle directly onto the curtain rod.
Then I glued a blue ribbon along the rod to cover up the tops of the triangles.
Here’s how they turned out:
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