03.24.16

DIY FLORAL CURTAIN

diy floral curtains | designlovefest

this DIY is a reduce, reuse, recycle project at it’s best. remember our beloved floral christmas tree?  after a few months of looking at all those flowers and thinking about the good ole days we finally figured out a way to repurpose them so they could be on display in the studio all year.

diy floral curtains | designlovefest
diy floral curtains | designlovefest
diy floral curtains | designlovefest

this project was surprisingly easy. we had to custom make our sheer curtains due to the unusual size of the windows but ready made versions are easy to find to fit most residential spaces. once you have sheers and your faux florals all you need is a pair of scissors and some high quality craft glue. our favorite adhesive for this kind of project can be ordered here or found in most craft stores.

diy floral curtains | designlovefest
diy floral curtains | designlovefest
diy floral curtains | designlovefest

the key to this project is to try to make the backside of the flowers as flat as possible so that they adhere well to the curtain. using scissors just clip the area where the stem had been connected as flat as you can but making sure to leave the end of the plastic piece. in some instances it is helpful to add a little glue to the remaining plastic part so that the petals all stay together. then just glue, glue glue. we started by glueing the large flowers first and then added smaller and smaller flowers along the way to create the sense of the flowers falling into a pile at the bottom.

diy floral curtains | designlovefest
diy floral curtains | designlovefest
diy floral curtains | designlovefest

this is the perfect, relaxing weekend project. it takes a little while but it’s easy and and fun and in the end you can make yourself a little piece of floral magic.

project by: natalie for designlovefest
photos by: ivan solis

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    Amy Brice says:

    So lovely and cheery!

    So whimsical, I absolutely love it!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

    How fun these look!!! I love it!! Pinning for the future!!

    This is so pretty! Love the colors you picked, perfect for spring!

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    This floral curtain is absolutely incredible! I wonder if it is easy to dust but it looks amazing

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    natalie says:

    hey Suze, I think you could easily dust them with a duster, also see my reply to Lavinia for more info

    Lavinia says:

    So beautiful! But… How can you wash them? :/

    natalie says:

    hi Lavinia! If you use a high quality fabric glue you shouldn’t have any trouble giving them an occasional hand wash in the tub in cool water, just like you would wash any delicate clothing item.

    arin says:

    I absolutely love these for spring! Such a cheerful way to wake up each morning! xx http://www.heartofchic.com

    Kylie Garner says:

    Love the design you made. If I had these in my room this will surely relieve my stress.

    Prettiest curtains ever! Can’t wait to make some!

    Chrisal says:

    Did you have any issues with the glue showing through on the back because the fabric is so sheer? Or is it reinforced somehow at the bottom? I love these and am thinking of doing for my nursery!

    Kimberley Scott says:

    Love the idea! Can you give me an approx number of how many flowers u need?

    Heloise Barazer says:

    its awesome! I want to try but where did you buy the fakes flowers ?

    designlovefest says:

    your local craft store should have them! call ahead to make sure.

    sarah says:

    Hi where did you get the flowers from
    i live in london btw

    designlovefest says:

    hi sarah! we purchased ours at a local craft store. call around to a few and ask if they sell fake flowers, most of them should! good luck!

    Cynthia says:

    These are so awesome! I think I’m going to do something similar for my living room.

    Mathabo Letsie says:

    Wow! So so lovely. Iam trying them for the next spring in my lounge!

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    keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

    Khilo says:

    Hello. I am not a massively crafty type but am totally inspired by this post (thank you!) and am planning to have a go. Just wondered if you have any tips on how you stop the glue just ending up on the table or having the curtain stick to the table while you are making it. Many thanks.

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