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10 minute DIY Window Valance {no sew}

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Today I am going to show you how to make a 10 minute DIY window valance from a table runner! This is a quick and easy way to dress up a window without even sewing. 

Our blue powder room makeover off of the kitchen in our old house needed a window treatment but it was a small window so I didn’t want to cover up too much of it. 

How to make a window valance from a table runner 

During the painting project, I picked up a few accessories but couldn’t find a window valance that was suitable. The window is an awkward size. Most of the window valances that I found in the store were either the wrong size or didn’t look good. As I was wrapping up the project I was totally annoyed because the darn window was still naked. Then it dawned on me, I had purchased this adorable table runner a few weeks ago from Home Goods. Mainly because it was cute and cheap, not realizing at the time, it was would be my window  in the bathroom!

10 minute DIY window Valance {no sew} How to turn a table runner into a window valance

Items needed

Table Runner (or whatever you are turning into a valance)

Stitch Witchery

Curtain Rod

DIY Modern Valance

Making valances for windows doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. In under 10 minutes, I had a gorgeous modern valance and my window looked amazing!

First, lay out your table runner on a flat surface.

Table runner, curtain rod, stitch witchery to make a hem

I originally intended to use drapery rods to hang the valance but didn’t like the look so I opted to create a hem/pocket using the stitch witchery.

The pocked allowed me to slide the rod through. I didn’t want to cut my table runner (you never know when I might need it on the table) so I used the entire length.

Feel free to cut yours to the desired length.

Use Stitch Witchery to make hem on a window valance from a table runner

 I used a hot iron with steam to adhere the stitch witchery to the runner.

white table runner with coral orange stripes

Making Valances for Windows

That’s it! A 10 minute DIY window valance created with a table runner. Yay!

small blue paint bathroom with iron mirror, glass metallic light fixture, white and coral valance

Making valances for windows using table runners is not only quick but very affordable. Be sure to check out the rest of the bathroom makeover for more tips, color inspiration and of course, the before pictures.

We love our DIY window valance and the best part is was quick and was no sew!

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  1. Kim Judice says:

    I absolutely love that! The colors in your bathroom are pretty!. I often pick up things that I like, having no idea at the time what I will use them for. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. What color is that blue wall?

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