Sunday, April 12, 2015

How To Inexpensively Cover Little Decorative Windows

Hello Everyone, you might remember my BIG BOY BEDROOM post I shared recently? 
Well, Robbie's bedroom has these 3 cute little windows that don't open and are really just 
decorative, but sure are nice for extra light. I really didn't want to custom order window 
coverings, so here is how I covered them for cheap. 

When re-doing Robbie's bedroom last month, I purchased these RITVA curtains from Ikea,  
but I only needed one panel for his big window since his bed covers the other end of the window. 

The second RITVA panel came in handy for my little project. 
I purchased a roll of foam from Jo-Anne's Crafts and cut the foam to fit into
 the little window squares. Then I took the second RITVA panel and wrapped the fabric 
around the foam squares, just like I would wrap a present. 

I don't know how to sew, so I stitched the fabric up 
as good as I 
To make it more fun for a kids room, I simply painted some polka-dots on the fabric 
using some fabric paint and one of those little foam dippers

Soooo easy (if I can do it)

How do you like it?
You can easily take the foam in and out of the 
window too...Love it!
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  1. Great idea.
    We're actually considering putting three decorative windows in our master for added light b/c we're going to add a screened porch to the back of our bedroom and will lose much needed light.....and my husband has been hesitant due to covering have provided a great way to do so. We shall see what we do in the future then!

  2. Great and creative idea Christine. I think it is great you can removed them when you need more light.

  3. So cute and very inventive and versatile. Can take them out to change fabric when you want or need more light. Pretty smart idea, glad you shared. Happy weekend.

    1. Hello there SRPPRCRFT, I have been trying to reply to your comments but you show us as a non reply blogger, so no luck. I hope you check back here and see my comment. I can take them out easily!!!! xoxoco Christine

  4. Hey Christine…you constantly amaze us with your creativity! This is a great window project and your tutorial is wonderful. Thanks you so much for sharing at Something To Talk About Link Party!

    Vicki and Jennifer - 2 Bees in a Pod

  5. Brilliant! I have awkward windows that need covering sometimes to cut the glare of light on the TV, and I think this would work great. Thanks!! :)

  6. What a clever idea! I like how that looks and it didn't cost much to do it either.

  7. Very creative! Such cute little windows!

  8. Wow, never thought of that, please will you share with my readers, im new to blogging

  9. I did something similar with cardboard for a friend that had an arch window above her bed that her neighbors could look into. Such an easy and fast way to cover a window.

  10. You are very clever for sure.......I love what you did with the little windows, they look lovely. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  11. Genius! This is such a clever idea to cover those awkward windows! Thanks for sharing it with us at Motivational Monday! Hope to see you next week! :)

  12. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Adorable window covers. Thanks for sharing over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  14. So clever! Thanks for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

  15. Fun idea Christine. I love the dots! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. This is super cute Christine!! I never saw this post before you commented on my post LOL..great minds think alike!!!! I can't believe us two non sewers both used the same technique & pattern!! His room is so darling, LOVE EVERYTHING!!! Happy week friend!


  17. This is SUCH a fantastic idea! I have one small window in the bathroom that, if I'm trying to take a weekend nap, glares light very badly - I'm going to try this fix! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

  18. Cute idea Christine! Thank you for joining HSH!

  19. I'm a sucker for anything from Ikea, but your idea is awesome. We have a little window like that in our loft, and when we eventually replace our old blinds, I would love to do something like this. Thanks for sharing! :)

  20. So clever! Love how they look and that they're a snap to take out when you want to let the sun stream in! Thanks for sharing on Best of the nest!


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