No Sew Window Valance
Believe it or not this fresh as a daisy window valance is made with scrapbooking paper and plastic canvas for cross stitch!
I love all the things you can do with paper punches! It is fun to think out of the box to make something that I have never seen before like this fresh as spring scrapbook paper valance.
I love that the craft stores have little books of complimentary colors and prints of scrapbook paper. It makes it so easy to mix and match colors and prints so each flower is "matching" but it is one of a kind also. Since I can't make anything without a little "glam" or sparkle, I used some self adhesive rhinestones for the center of each flower.
After I assembled many flowers I sorted them into color piles so it would be easy to distribute them evenly in my design. I made 78 flowers for my valance. It hangs down 12 inches and is 26" wide. My flower petals were 2". I cut the plastic cross stitch canvas into strips.
HINT: I did the assembly on a silicone mat, so the hot glue is easy to handle.
Step ONE: Cut some plastic canvas for cross stitch into single strips like the photo above. I made my strip 12" long and covered it with flower petals using hot glue.
LEAVE SPACE AT THE TOP TO ATTACH IT TO A CURTAIN RING LATER.
I added a penny to the bottom flower back so it would hang down straight.
You will notice in the feature photo of the valance the plastic canvas strips hang down from rings with hooks. I hand make those rings. However if you purchase cafe curtain rings like the ones above they clip on the top of the plastic canvas easily and you can hang the valance with a classier look. To assemble you just slide the rings on the curtain rod and space them out.
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Patty Thurlby on Sep 08, 2020
And it is inexpensive to make so you can redecorate and not feel guilty later on!
Laura Szerdi on Apr 11, 2021
Really cute! The possibilities are endless with this idea! I love the fact that you used the plastic cross stitch canvas for support! If it were me, since the flowers are paper, I'd spray them with some sort of sealer.
This is very pretty, bright, cheerful and unique. I do wonder....when it is damp outside or you’re cooking a lot...do the flowers get wilted from the moisture???