My new studio may not have flooring or trim, but it has the prettiest curtains!  I have already started using the room while we wait for flooring.  I needed privacy at night…I feel like people are watching me, if I leave windows uncovered at night.

I loved this super easy embellished curtain tutorial The Nester shared a few months ago.  I pinned it and included it in my Studio DIY Ideas board.  I already had a pair of white grommet curtains that used to hang in our family room.  I just needed to find the perfect fabric for the embellishments.  I wanted a more modern look.

My eye always catches on this beautiful Dwell Studio fabric.  I love the big yellow flowers, but I do not like the taupe background.  So, in the past I have always passed.  This project gave me the perfect way to use this fabric…I could cut out all the taupe :)

I carefully cut out all the flower and leaf shapes.  The Nester pre-washed her cutouts to get a frayed look.  I preferred a bit cleaner look and will let my cutouts fray naturally over time.

Once all my flowers were cut, I arranged them across the two panels.  Like The Nester, I wanted mine to sweep from the top corner of one panel to the bottom corner of the next.  I glued each piece on the curtain panel with Fabri-Tac.  I used the whole small bottle of Fabri-Tac for this project.  If you want more embellishments, get the bigger bottle.

The finished curtain panels have large yellow flowers cascading down.  I LOVE them!  They add a sunny pop of yellow to the room.  As I finish out the rest of the room, mostly white and turquoise, I will be adding other pops of yellow in the accessories and art.

I hung my curtains high and wide, so they are not totally scrunched up when they are pushed to the side.  I was fortunate to have a lot of wall space on either side of the window.  Hanging the curtain rod wider than the window, makes the window look wider and allows me to keep the panels spread out showing off the flowers.  (This picture has a sneak peek at a few other, never before seen, projects happening in the studio!)

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25 Responses to DIY Embellished Curtains

  1. Sophie says:

    So pretty! It’s ethereal and light. I’m totally stealing this idea. And I love the last picture, and all the pretty colors coming together. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jae says:

    So beautiful! I love the yellow on white.

  3. Those are gorgeous! I have a ton of white curtains. I might just have to borrow this idea.

  4. Brittany says:

    Looks great

  5. Lisa says:

    I love your version better. Did you actually buy the other curtains and cut the flowers out?

  6. I love any project that uses yellow. And I like the way it sweeps across both panels. Nicely done!

  7. Megan says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. I love how clean and fresh they are in the room! I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  8. Amy says:

    this is so interesting, I would never think to cut out fabric from another panel and use it the way i prefer.
    thanks so much for sharing!

  9. I LOVE them, Jackie! Awesome job! Now what about that lamp?

    • Jackie says:

      Oh you saw that? I LOVE my new lamp. I found it at Home Goods. It was originally $39.99, but I passed. Then they marked it down twice until it was only $22 and I could not walk away anymore. $22 is an awesome deal for a lamp. When I get the room finished I will share more pics of the dresser and lamp.

  10. megan says:

    This is such an awesome project! I have some white panel curtains in our family room that I have been contemplating painting but this might be an even better idea. Thanks for the inspiration!! They are beautiful!

  11. Oh I love this – very nice job!!! And I love your house colors!

  12. carmel says:

    these are beautiful – and I love your lamp shade too!

  13. Nicole says:

    Those turned out beautifully!

  14. Ashley says:

    Your curtains look great!

  15. Tamsyn says:

    These look so great! Your attention to detail is perfect :)

  16. These are gorgeous! I can only imagine the patience and precision it took to make all those detailed cuts! I’m impressed. I can’t wait to see the finished office!

  17. Beautiful curtains! You are right. Much better on a white background :)

  18. Jen says:

    WOW! They turned out so so good! I have a small piece of the same fabric and just got so giddy about this idea and can’t wait to start cutting out my flowers! THANK YOU!


  19. Lisa says:

    Looks wonderful! I am wondering if the flowers have fringed. Any way to stop them from doing that do you think? I love it!

    • Jackie says:

      Lisa, Since these are in my studio and don’t get a lot of abuse, they have not frayed very much. You could use fray check on the edges of the fabric before gluing them down.

  20. Julie says:

    Where did you get the white curtain panels? I love the whole look too and it would be perfect in my living room? Thank you!

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