No-Sew Pillows & Window Treatments

Oct 31, 2013

Leave that sewing machine alone with these suggestions for no-sew pillowcases and window treatments from Timbercreek Communities. The following ideas are also DIY projects that with a little time and creativity can be easily completed on a tight budget. As we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall these fun and simple DIY projects can be a great way to add a fresh update for the season. Timbercreek offers apartments in 27 cities throughout Canada, and today’s shopping tips are for residents of our Halifax communities.

No-sew pillowcases
For those with champagne taste on a beer budget, this next DIY project might just be for you. Create amazingly chic pillow covers without having to pick up the needle and thread. Using fabric glue (the tutorial specifically recommends ‘Unique Stich’), a pillow, one yard of your desired fabric, and scissors, you can easily transform beautiful textiles into vibrant throw pillows for every room in the home. There is no longer the need to spend lots of precious time and money on decorating your home with ‘Live Love DIY’s’ DIY no-sew pillow tutorial found here. Stop by Michaels arts and craft store for supplies, located only minutes away from our apartments at 76 Fairfax Drive.

No-sew window treatments
Trimmed Tablecloths
Try using a beautiful embellished tablecloth as a unique curtain with character. Look for tablecloths that are square or rectangular and that have fun trimmings such as tassels, ruffles, or scalloped edges. For a vintage feel, try searching at local antique or thrift shops for interesting prints and embellishments. Once you have your desired tablecloth, cut it into two panels, hem the cut edges with iron-on seam tape and hang with drapery clips. Who knew looking that good could be so easy! For more information regarding this DIY by ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ please click here.

Shawl Wrapped Windows
Why not try dressing your smaller windows with large scarves or shawls as curtains? This is an affordable option that gives you plenty of room to play around, as there are so many different styles, shapes, and sizes of scarves that can be used.  Simply cut away any fringe from the shawl and hot-glue a decorative trim along the raw end (optional). After that, simply hang from clip rings and admire. This DIY is brought to you by ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ and can be found here.

Stenciled Curtains
Dress up purchased panels or drop cloths with some paint and a fun stencil. Simply lay a panel out flat (with paper behind it to absorb any excess paint), place the stencil on the panel and use fabric paint or an acrylic paint with a textile medium to paint on the design. Fabricville is located only minutes away from our 41 Cowie Hill Road residences and has everything you could possibly need to construct your own stenciled curtains. For more inspiration check out ‘Our Fifth Home’s’ stenciled drapes tutorial found here.

Spruce up any room and window in the house by following the above suggestions for no-sew pillows and window treatments. These are examples of simple and small changes that can have a big impact on the way your home looks without breaking the bank. Timbercreek offers a wide variety of rental properties in some of the most sought-after areas of Halifax including Bayer’s Lake and Clayton Park. For more information regarding these properties and other Timbercreek Community residences please click here.

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