Super Easy Ring Clip Valance

Decorating ideas 02.22.15
I wanted custom looking curtains for my kitchen without the hassle of adding complicated trim. A strip of contrasting fabric added to the top and bottom of a lined rectangle and a few clips did the trick!

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  • Lori J
    Lori J Broken Bow, NE
    Love the look of the clips on the curtains. I am not sure I have ever seen such clips. Where did you find them?
  • Lori J
    Lori J Broken Bow, NE
    I don't have much around me, but I did see something similar from Walmart and the website says the store (70 miles) has them, so next time I get that way.
  • Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air
    I love your curtains! Very pretty
  • Carole Alden
    Carole Alden Michigan Center, MI
    I love your rod too, it's hard to find anything simple. Any ideas where to shop? Thank you.
    • Exquisitely Unremarkable ~ Kim
      Carole Alden I purchased these at Home Depot. They were the simplest ones I could find...and honestly the most reasonable. Rods can be very pricey! I have also purchased very simple ones from JcPenney. Good luck. Let me know if you find some!
  • Dana M
    Dana M Austin, TX
    Love the red and chickens! Cute! And I have used clip-on's before. Makes it easy to put together quick.
  • Peggy
    Peggy Soper, OK
    I used this in my bathroom used hand towels, with the hooks, super fast and no waste, as I like to change with the seasons.
  • Cosmos Plus
    Cosmos Plus Chantilly, VA
    where did you buy your curtains? or you made them? LOVE THEM. My kitchen deco its roosters since its my sign in the Chinese calendar so I thought it as cool :)
  • Sue Johnson
    Sue Johnson Ottumwa, IA
    oh lord. and I thought I lived in a hum drum place :)
  • Jennifer Hardy
    Jennifer Hardy Alexandria, VA
    I made these for our kitchen! "Sew" simple! Found black rods and pinch clips at Walmart.
  • Marcy
    Marcy Rogers City, MI
    Kim, I so enjoyed your beautiful valance, what a lovely idea. I also like red and use it as accents in my kitchen. I like the way you took us through the process of completing your look. The posts and responses were interesting to read too! You're
  • Exquisitely Unremarkable ~ Kim
    Thanks so much Marcy! I replied on the blog that I would try Craigslist if you are looking for a cheap or free machine...and if you are not going to stitch the valances, the iron on tape works great! :)
  • Sandy
    Sandy Salem, OR
    LOVE THIS! I used the clips and simple rods on curtains in my living room since I open them in the daytime to let in light and want to close them at night for privacy. I am able to close them so much better and easier than the traditional rod pocket and
    • Exquisitely Unremarkable ~ Kim
      Sandy You're so right, the possibilities are endless! I have never thought of using table runner as valances. That is very creative! I often see them, with their pretty patterns, but
  • Linda Cummings
    Linda Cummings Murfreesboro, TN
    I just found your blog today. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Love these 'chicken' curtains! LC
Exquisitely Unremarkable ~ Kim