Check it Out! I am on a very strict budget, so buying curtains is not a top priority for me. I only have 2 windows in my front room, which we call the living room. It is a large open room that includes the dining room. I have this AMAZING sky blue color on my walls that I absolutely love. The valances that I have had on these windows since we moved in 3 years ago actually came from the Dollar Tree. Yes $1! About as cheap as you can get for a valance, but I have to admit, they also look cheap.
I don't have a sewing machine and I am not big on hand sewing so I used fabric hot glue for this project.
To start I measured my window. Then I laid out the bed skirt and found two seams along one side. I cut upwards along those two seams so that I would have clean edges. And then I cut along the top edge above the gather. The extra fabric on top allowed me to make a pocket for my curtain rod.
Once I had the pieces cut out, I simply folded over the top flat piece and glued it to the top of the gather to create a pocket.
And TADA, two brand new valances that look great and cost me about $1 for the glue sticks. Just as cheap as those other ones, except these don't look as cheap! But I am thinking I could add some beaded lace or trim to the bottoms to dress them up even more, as my budget allows of course! I even have some left over fabric!
What do you think about my thrifty valances?