Some say that windows are the portals to the bedroom. The window can offer great views, as well as fresh air. Great window coverings can also offer complimentary decor to the room. Great window covering crafts in addition can add to a room’s cozy and inviting feel.
Great window covering crafts can range from a simple valance to a full window covering. Crafts are a fun way to add some personality to the window covering. When you make something that fits just right into your personality, it makes the room even more comfortable.
One very simple and great window covering craft is a valance with clothespins. It will take some shopping, as you will need to get not only clothespins but also some sort of material to form the valance. The material should be thicker material. Drapery material is a good choice. If you want to make the craft even easier, go buy some full size linen napkins that match the room’s theme or colors.
After you have the material or linen napkins to start this great window covering craft, get enough clothespins to hold the napkins in place. You will want one to two clothespins per napkin. If you are going to use material you will need to cut and sew the material into squares that are about the size of a linen napkin. Which should be around 12 inches square.
Now for the fun and crafty part of the craft. Paint the clothespins. The clothespins could be painted any number of ways. Start with the theme or colors of the room. Some will even paint their friends onto the cloths pins and have a line of friends on their window covering. Have fun painting the clothespins and remember that the pins are relatively small and that the paining doesn’t have to look professional. It’s a great window covering craft.
Another great window covering craft is to make a faux stained glass window. This can give you great coverage, but will not be a window covering that can easily be moved aside to look out the window. The window will still be able to be opened, just not seen through when it’s closed.
The craft is fun and can have great results. Many people prefer this window covering craft because it does offer so much privacy. To begin with you will need to get some clear contact paper. Other supplies include, black permanent marker, acrylic craft paint, clear acrylic varnish, a narrow paintbrush and a pencil. Get the paint in colors that you will like to have in the room.
For the picture that is going to be on the window you will need some stencils, or pictures to go off of if you are not going to draw the picture yourself. Once you have all the supplies measure the contact paper to fit into the window of your choice. Once you have the size of contact paper that you will be using, get a pencil and trace the design onto the contact paper. You will do this on the front of the contact paper.
Once the shapes are there you will need to paint the shapes with the craft paint. Take your time and leave plenty of time for the paint to dry. Next you will want to trace the outline of the shapes with the black permanent marker to give it more of a real look. Once it looks how you want it to cover the whole window covering with the clear acrylic varnish and let it completely dry. Then peel the back off the contact paper and put it on the window. Now you have a great window covering craft that has your personal touch and adds a great look to the room.
Great window covering crafts can add so much character and liveliness to a room. When looking to make window covering crafts take into consideration who the room is used for and what that person likes. You can choose from a few different crafts. There are full window covering crafts like stained glass windows, or partial window crafts like cloths pins valances.