Wait. I mean frugal...thrifty...you know what I mean.
Anyway, I was poking around the bargain bins at Michael's again and I came across these pretty notecards and tiny metal birds. They were like 2 for $3.00, minus 40%, because I always have a coupon. I figured, what the heck, I could do something with them for sure.
When I got home, I walked around the house to see where they might fit. My bedroom was the obvious choice. The colors were perfect and I wanted to add some kind of swag over the windows for summer.
|Empty window before the valance|
I used the same process for this valance as I did when I made my Note Card Valentine Banner and Easter Banner. I just measured the length I would need to run across the window, centered my notecards on the ribbon and used a teeny tiny drop of glue to the inside bottom of each to secure them.
Then I glued my birds onto the ribbon, centered in between the cards. To hang my banner valance, I just tied it to the rod and let the extra ribbon fall gently down the sides, for a romantic look.
That's all it took to update my bedroom for summer. I added a little whimsy to the room for under $10 and it didn't involve any sewing at all. Imagine how sweet this would look in a nursery or little kid's bedroom? I mean the card possibilities are endless...you could even make your own.
Add it to your windows for the holidays or change your look every season.
It's so easy, it could be swapped out often and it's so inexpensive, a few looks a year won't break the bank.
I would like to tell you that this will be my last banner project, but I just like these things so much, it would be a lie. So let's just say that it's my last one for...
At least I'm honest. That's got to count for something.
Am I making you banner crazy?