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My Mistreatment

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I love fabric!  Paint and fabric are 2 things I ADORE.  There are many reasons to love them, but here are my top 2… there are so many choices… and you can easily change them and they instantly make a space change.

I want to share with you one of my favorite fabric projects I’ve done.

This curtain panel is a mistreatment.  In case you don’t know about mistreatments…. please, let me share with you.  This term was coined by  decorator extraordinaire, The NesterThe Nesting Place was the first decorating blog I started to follow.  I found her blog when I was searching for curtain ideas.

She is the queen of making your own curtains & making them SO easily.

Items Needed:

Fabric

Glue Gun

Trim

Curtain Clips

I used a faux velvet material for the base of the curtain and upholstery fabric for the top.   I love how the heaviness of the upholstery fabric makes them hang.

You cut your fabric the length you want.  I wanted to pucker the top of the fabric.  I did this by folding the fabric under & then clipping it.

I hot glued the faux velvet fabric onto my upholstery fabric.

Then I hot glued the trim on top of where the 2 fabrics met.

I finished off my edges by just folding and hot gluing it down.

SUPER quick, SUPER easy with SUPER results!!!

Parties I’m joining:

BNOTP’s Met Monday, It’s So Very Cheri, Made It 4 Monday, Just Something I Whipped Up, Making the World Cuter and DIY Day with Kimba.

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22 Comments

  1. Noticed somebody else asked about washing in machine when glue gun used to make curtains. Can you get fabric hot glue? Would love to make curtains with glue gun. Was this an old post? Fabric used is very pretty with velvet and trim,
    Have great week.

    1. Hi JaneEllen – I haven’t heard of fabric hot glue, but it might exist. There is fabric glue though and it might work.

  2. Super looking AND easy; great technique! I'm just surprised how great this look without sewing; yeah! Pam @ Sallygoodin

  3. I have to do this! I never would've thought the glue would hold, but w/upholstery & velvet? Wow!
    I used to sew all the time, but now just can't bring myself to even thread the dang needle. Thanks for this post!

  4. Love them, they are so pretty! Do you know how the hot glue will hold up in the washer? Something I've always wondered…

  5. So pretty! I love the curtain rod too. I'm sharing this with my sis. She loves to decorate, but doesn't sew.

  6. So pretty! I love the curtain rod too. I'm sharing this with my sis. She loves to decorate, but doesn't sew.

  7. Beautiful drapes! I'm a big fan of the fold and clip, but haven't ventured into hot glue land yet. Thanks for sharing yours.

  8. Lovely! Looks like you did the "pouf" at the top. I did that one too, but with drop cloths. I don't know what I did before Nester's mistreatments. 😉 Good job! I'm visiting from Kimba's party. 🙂

  9. Very professional results using only a glue gun…good job. If you check out my blog I, also, featured a no sew drape idea. Love your blog!

  10. Hot glue? Really? Wow! I'm a no sew kind of gal so this is right up my alley! Very pretty Maryann… Love the fabric pattern!

  11. Beautiful drape! I noticed that you put your name in the hat for another giveaway, and I wanted to let you know about mine! I'm giving away $100 for CSNlighting.com! Just stop by the blog, leave a comment, and done. It's that easy! Hope you'll enter! Giveaway closes soon! 🙂 Ooo, and great blog, btw! 🙂

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