No Sew Window Valances

I like to change the look of rooms without much fuss or money.  While looking for some inspiration for the windows in my craft room, I came across some wonderful ideas.

Handkerchief Valance
Handkerchief Valance
  • Handkerchiefs-I ultimately decided to go with handkerchiefs for my craft room windows.  I strung a sheer ribbon {one that would not show through the hankies} from one end to the other with a “stop” in the center of the windows, attaching to cup hooks. I have the cup hooks in place but after thinking this over, I am going to look for some inexpensive crystal drawer pulls to replace the cup hooks and small wreaths.
Heart Hankie

Heart Hankie

  • More Handkerchiefs-This was just too adorable not to have in this post.  In this case, the handkerchiefs are tied together using small knots.
Tea Towels
Tea Towels
  • Tea Towels-Any tea towels that tickle your fancy would be great displayed as a window treatment in a kitchen.  Linen, vintage or flour sack types come to my mind first.  This picture is from Apartment Therapy-which by the way is a great site.  I found it for the first time today while looking for pictures—lots of ideas!
  • Bandannas-How cute {in a boyish way of course} would bandannas be strung across a rope with little “lassos” at each end across the window of a boys room?  I may do that for youngest sons room.  It needs a pick me up and with bandannas being so inexpensive, this is definitely a can do.

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  1. What a great idea for a small window, and easy to change when you want! Love it!

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  2. Well, how cute and clever are these?! When you say no-sew, you’re speaking my language. ;-)

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  3. I love the idea of using handkerchiefs as valances and window coverings! I have a few handkerchief quilts, and I’m imagining how a handkerchief theme would look in a guest bedroom or sitting area. So fresh and charming. Thanks for sharing this great idea! ~Arleen

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  4. Cute ideas! ~ Robyn

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  5. Your window treatment is really cute – and I definitely like the no-sewing part!

  6. Wow, such cute, crafty, and easy-to-do ideas! Love the little heart hankie curtains!

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  7. Great ideas! We did this with bandannas in our play room!

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  8. These are great ideas. Great way to make a difference in any room w/o spending an arm & a leg. I love this!

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  9. Very cute ideas!

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  10. I don’t have a window over my kitchen sink but I think I am going to string up some tea towels or hankies up on twine anyway! Thanks for the inspiration!

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