Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Easy Peasy Inexpensive Butterfly Valance

My toddler gal's room theme is flower fairy princess. I decided on this because we can incorporate a lot into the theme (flowers, butterflies, fairies) and therefore save money in the decoration process. We moved into this house about a month ago and I am still working on the finishing touches to her decor.

I was in the Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago and saw these cute fairy wings that looked just like butterflies. A light bulb came on and I thought to myself, "These would make great wall decorations for Grace's room". And you know you can't beat the $1 each price. Needless to say, my idea evolved as I laid in bed that night tossing and turning. I swear I get some of my best and creative ideas as I'm lying in bed.

The idea evolved into making a butterly valance. I had been on the lookout for a couple of cute valances for her room, so why not give this a try? I did a trial run on a tacky gold curtain rod I already had and it was a piece of cake. (Got glitter all over our bed and DH thought I had been out raving behind his back hehe) Yesterday, I finally settled on those mega cheapo metal curtain rods. The total cost for this butterfly valance was $6. Here are the results along with how I attached them to the rod.

Here is a pic of the attachment. I put it on just like you would put a ponytail holder in your hair:


All three attached:


The finished product:


I think it turned out pretty cute and you can't beat the price. :o)


Mary said...

Adorable! I love it.

Kristina said...

That turned out so cute! What a great idea!

Blue House Soaps Blog said...

How creative! Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Crystal @ The Thrifty Mama said...

great job! You should put a link to your blog in your signature on Diaper swappers so we all know who you are :)

alanajo said...

Very creative and cute!

Kerri said...

Very cute! I never come up with ideas like that! Love it!

Couponbabe said...

That is really cute! Very creative! Way to go!

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rjleaman said...

Nicely done - and it even matches your blog!