Store-bought window treatments can be boring, making it difficult to reflect your style and personality. So when you’re wanting to step away from the norm, DIY window decorations can help funnel your creative energy into a fun and stylish solution for your home decor.
But what kinds of things can you make on your own? Not sure where to start?
Not a problem. The following 10 DIY projects will turn your windows from drab into the treatments of your decor dreams.
1. Decorative Screen
Want some privacy? But are those store-bought window blinds just not your style?
Making a decorative screen is a great solution! Construct a simple wooden frame in the shape and size that will fit the window space you want.
Next, stretch sheer fabric of your choice across the frame and staple in place. Make sure the fabric will let in enough light while providing the privacy you desire. You can use lace, burlap, or anything else that will go with the room’s decor.
Place in the window and voila! Privacy and custom decor all-in-one.
2. Hanging Tin Can Valance
Bring a touch of the outside in! Having hanging planters at a kitchen window is the perfect window treatment to bring a little greenery indoors.
Spray paint a few clean tin cans in whatever colors work with your decor scheme. You can even add fabric or painted borders to dress them up a bit.
Punch three holes near the top of the can and tread a hanging cord through them. To add a bit more decoration and to keep the cords together, you can thread a wooden or glass bead halfway down the length of the cord.
Next, plant your favorite flowers or herbs and hang from a curtain rod. This makes the perfect hanging garden that will spruce up any window!
3. Stenciled Drapes
Looking to hang drapes that will reflect your taste and personality? Stenciling designs onto the drapes is a great project!
Buy some linen drapes in the appropriate length and size that will fit your window. Then, pick up stencils and fabric-friendly stencil paints from any local craft store.
Next, stencil away! You’ll be left with custom drapes in a design that is exactly your style.
4. Springtime Flowers
Don’t have a green thumb but still want to bring a piece of the outside in? Let’s decorate your window with a flower mural!
First, use window clings (pre-made or DIY clings) or you can cut flowers out of any material you wish. Then, decorate the bottom of your window to look like you’ve got a window box full of blooming flowers just outside.
You can customize your plants to reflect the season. Spring flowers, summer greenery, autumn colors, and winter evergreens – the possibilities are endless.
5. Sports Pennant Valance
Let the windows in any game room, man cave, or kid’s room reflect your team spirit!
Gather felt sports pennants from all your favorite teams. Tie them from a curtain rod and you’ve got yourself a custom sports window treatment! And the best part is that you can change them out as often as you like.
Want to display your teams according to seasons? No problem. Football, basketball, baseball… No matter who is playing, you can mix and match however you like.
6. Knotted Cafe Curtains
Create a flowy cafe style window treatment that will let in light but give you privacy at the same time. All you need is chiffon fabric and a pair of scissors. No sewing required!
Cut wide strips of chiffon in the length you want. Hang a strip over a curtain rod and tie in a decorative knot. Continue to tie each strip down the length of the curtain rod until you’ve filled the length of the window.
After that, grab your favorite cup of coffee and enjoy the soft light that will flood through your new DIY window decorations.
7. Let It Glow
You can light up the night! Add a cozy glow to your windows by using string lights.
Outline your window with lights or cascade them across the length of the window frame. You can even buy lights that hang down from the window like a curtain. There’s really no wrong way to do it. Be creative!
Then, every evening, when the sun goes down and the lights come on, you’ll have a cozy glow to help you unwind from the day.
8. Hanging Hearts
Put your heart on display in any room in the house!
In either felt or paper, buy material in varying shades of red and pink (or any color that works with your decor color schemes). Cut out a bunch of hearts, threading them down the length of a cord that’s cut to the size of your window. Then, tie the finished hearts on a curtain rod!
It’s a sweet and pretty way to bring a little love to your home.
9. Rain Drops
Some people just love rainy days. And to get that cozy feeling all the time, even on the sunniest of days, create your own raindrop DIY window decorations.
Cut several pieces of hanging wire to the length of your window. Then, using whatever material and colors you wish, cut out a bunch of large raindrop shapes. You can vary the sizes or keep them the same. Next, thread them onto the wire and hang from a curtain rod.
You’ll have a pretty, constant rainstorm in your windows that will reel in the cozy feelings every day.
10. Diamond Curtains
If you love all things that sparkle, bring some glam to your windows with DIY diamond curtains.
Buy some diamond gemstones from your local craft store. You can also use colored gemstones if you are looking to bring more jewel tones into your home.
Next, thread the gemstones through some hanging wire. You can display them at various lengths in the window.
When the sunlight hits them, your room will sparkle with every color of the rainbow. And who wouldn’t love that?
DIY Window Decorations Are Easy and Fun
With a little time and imagination, you can create custom DIY window decorations that will be the showpiece of your home.
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