Sunday, September 12, 2010

Banner Curtains

Hello everyone!

Having a good weekend? I hope so. We had the best day yesterday. Took the kids to a local apple orchard to pick some apples. They had so much fun! I love these fall days. And now, we have enough apples to make about 15 apple pies. Yum!

All right, enough of my 'skipping through memories' for ya. I wanted to share this little project I worked on this weekend.

Check out these curtains in my sons room:

I know, kinda girly right? Well, when we moved in, the previous owners had done this amazing mural on the walls. They had twin girls, so I guess they wanted to add a little girliness to the curtains. I had nothing against them, especially when my two daughters were sharing the room. When my son came along, I didn't even think about the curtains until I saw my husband sneak them on our "to-do-during-the-summer" list. Hmmmm.

I've been seeing these lovely banners all over blogland and I thought it might be a good solution to my sons room. Since the mural makes the room seem very busy, I didn't want anything to big or pattern-y to add to the chaos.

I went to JoAnn's and picked out a bunch of fabric squares for $2 each. I found a cute repeating pattern and purchased enough to make front and backs to my banners.

I made a little pattern (from a diaper box...gotta use what you have!) and then traced it on the back of my fabric. I made sure to cut at least 1" around the pattern for seam allowance.

After a lot of ironing, sewing, ramming the corners with pencils to get everything turned out right, I had my banner. I used a 3" wide yellow bias tape to provide the banner runner.

I ironed it in half and folded it over the top side of the triangles to cover the front and the back.

I used the initial knobs I purchased from Hobby Lobby to tie the curtains above the window. I think they turned out pretty cute.

I'm glad it was a small window!

*P.S. Please see the sidebar for the fun link parties I join during the week!


  1. meg, those are adorable! i love that idea! it would look perfect in a playroom, too!

  2. I love banners like these. So cute--you did a great job! :)

  3. So cute! Where is a hobby lobby around here?

  4. That is sooooo cute. Much more boy friendly than the ruffle/bow version! Love the knobs too!

  5. Looks great! I love sewing projects!

  6. So cute! I might do something like this for my son's room.

  7. Hi Meg,
    I think that you did a great job!! Your new banner curtains add so much to the room and the mural.
    Have a great week.:o)
    The Tattered Tassel

  8. Penants are such an in thing right now. I am making some for my little girl. Window decoration out of reach, thank you very much, LOL!

  9. What an adorable room-so many cute touches!@

  10. Never thought of using banner pendants for curtains, cute !

  11. I love it, great job! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  12. SUPER CUTE! I need some now! Better get to work:)

    Jennie @ CInnaberry Suite

  13. Thanks for linking this one up to Thrilling Thursdays too!


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