Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Paper Window Shade

 World Market  has some beautiful handmade papers in their gift wrap section.  The papers are roughly 20 x 30 and of substantial weight.  Here are a few:













 I purchased one of the papers to make a shade in a small upstairs window.







It almost fit perfectly....

 I had about a 1/4" on either side that needed to be filled to cover the opening, so I used spray adhesive to iron the paper to a piece of scrap fabric that's a little wider.  Having the fabric behind the paper also acts as a liner.







I wrapped the top of the shade around an inside mount rod and used the spray adhesive to seal it.  I folded a few pleats at the bottom and actually stapled them in place.  Can you see the staples?  No, they're hidden underneath!  Sew simple - no sew!!










Have a great weekend!

Petie


7 comments:

  1. Beautiful...and LOVE that it's "no sew"...bonus :) Laurel

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  2. These are so pretty!
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
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    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  3. Petie,

    Your shade looks amazing!!! You are so very clever.

    Dee

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  4. I love that store! Beautiful shade!

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  5. Petie--love your fabric/paper shade! Very colorful and pretty.

    gail

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  6. I LOVE these papers, but unfortunately I don't have a World Market close by. I'll just have to enjoy seeing what you do with it. The shade is a really sweet idea.
    Liz

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