I will give you a big THRIFTARY hug if you can tell me what movie I am quoting in this title. I know... It seems far fetched... but if you know... then you know.
In other news... I did finish a project! Burely and I have been losing sleep over this project... literally. We didn't have any curtains. So the big Colorado sun was hitting our faces every morning at dawn, and that was getting REALLY old. Talk about inspiration to finish a project.
We are on a small budget, and curtains/drapes are just so darn expensive. So, I had to find a happy medium.
I purchased the cheapest set of white curtains i could find at target, and then I spiced it up, Thriftary style.
Now... Check out how we got from start to finish!
First I laid out the fabric of choice as I wanted it to be.
A few things to note....
- MONEY SAVING TIP: I purchased fabric for the front of the curtains. For the back, I bought some cheap sheets from Target that would fit my extra long windows. It was way cheaper than putting patterned fabric on both sides.
- I left about a 4-6 inch flap at the top of the patterned fabric, so that i could fold it over and create the tube for the hardware to fit through.
- Wash the fabric before you sew... and iron as you go!
After the curtains were finished... I decided they needed some floral attention.
So I made some flowers... duh.
Here is how....
Cut out some strips of fabric... about 2in wide and 2-3 feet long (depending on the size)
Cut out a piece of cardstock (circular) aroudn the size that you are hoping the flower will be (bigger is better, because you can size it down if you run out of fabric)
Tie the end of the strip of fabric in a knot. Glue it to the center of the cardstock.
Then twist and glue as you go! there is no wrong way. Imperfections make these flowers look HOT.
Then, start gluing your flowers to your curtain ties!