Time for a Curtain Call: 7 Window Treatments You Can Make Yourself

I don't know about you, but I find window treatments the most difficult to decide upon when it comes to home decor. I guess that's why the majority of the windows in our home don't have anything yet (thanks to the big trees around us we can get away with that). But still we do need to cover a few windows and in my hunt I've come across a ton of clever DIY shade and curtain projects/ideas. Here are my 7 favorite creative window treatments:

Tea Towel WindowTea Towel Window1. Tea Towel Window
Using two kitschy tea towels clip drapery hooks to the top edge of a dishtowel and hang from a cafe curtain rod. I love this one because it would be easy to switch up with a new festive design every season.
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Floral StencilFloral Stencil2. Floral Stencil

A zinnia stencil and fabric paint is used to create this pretty motif on a plain white Ikea curtain. Such an attractive and affordable option!
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Bold StripesBold Stripes3. Bold Stripes

These thick stripes on a pair of panel curtains are a bold statement that would complement any room. Use painters tape to make sure you get the lines perfectly straight.
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Moroccan StencilMoroccan Stencil4. Moroccan Stencil

This simple stenciled pattern creates a Moroccan motif and the neutral color choices will work well with any color scheme.
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Map Textile Roller ShadeMap Textile Roller Shade5. Map Textile Roller Shade

Transform a map-printed tablecloth (or any printed tablecloth you like) into a roller shade by fusing the fabric to linen and then stapling it to the roller of a store-bought shade.
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Add Pom PomsAdd Pom Poms6. Add Pom-Poms

Here's a fun and easy way to spice up some simple curtains. They just look better with a pom-pom fringe don't you think?
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A Wallpaper ShadeA Wallpaper Shade7. A Wallpaper Shade
Turn a plain roller shade into a work of art with a length of wallpaper. I love the way this one is placed; it actually looks like a painting that is framed by the window!
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- By Jan Halvarson
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