Asked on Jul 11, 2019

How do I make a glued lace window covering?

Betty Albright-BistrowJoAnn LevyCindy

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I saw a DYI window covering using lace and water/corn starch glue. I don't remember all the steps. Could you help? Thank you.

3 answers
  • Cindy
    on Jul 11, 2019

    Hi San. I'm Cindy. Soak the lace in a solution of dry laundry starch and water. Make sure the lace is completely covered. Lift the lace out of the starch solution and lightly wring it out but leave it wet. Place the lace on the window and smooth it out. The lace will constrict a bit as it dries. When you're ready to remove the lace, just give it a tug and the entire thing will pull right off. You can also use this method on walls. It works great for renters who don't want to make any holes in the walls. Good luck San.

    • Mlou
      on Jul 17, 2019

      I use regular corn starch. A few tablespoons of starch mixed w/small amount of water, stir until smooth, cooked until very thick. Stir while cooking to avoid lumps. Then add enough water to make a bit thinner. I also first “paint” window with the starch mixture before applying lace. Proceeding with application above. I’ve done this twice and very satisfied with results. Adjust the starch mix depending on area to be covered.


      if you want a totally see-through window, you may want to spray with “frosted” paint and let dry for a few days before applying lace. Paint can be scraped off before another treatment years later.

  • JoAnn Levy
    on Jul 11, 2019

    I would like to know how to make room spray

    1/4 cup downey

    3 cups of warm water

    to dissolve.

    I keep thinking baking soda??

    Whatever it is it's 1/4 cup

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