Decorate with Ribbons: Ribbon Valances

Ribbons are so much fun to decorate with. They are inexpensive and can add a big punch for the cost. That is my kind of decorating!

This is a project that is perfect for springtime or summer, and so easy to make. With windows open for fresh air, the ribbons will be blowing in the breeze. The perfect effect for your princesses’ room.

< You’ll need a tension rod and about 10 yards each of five different ribbons (the amount will vary depending on window size).

< Cut the ribbons a few inches longer than you need in order to reach the sill, then tie each length onto the rod in a necktie knot.

< Alternate colors or patterns.

< Trim to fit.

(these are sewn onto a piece of sheer fabric)

You could also do as I did, and trim the ribbons in more of a valance length. Vary the lengths. This isn’t about precision!

These are so sweet to look at. Go ahead and make one. Let me know if you do.

(basic directions and photo from Good Housekeeping)

(this was originally posted by me at Blissfully Domestic)


  1. Gorgeous! We've been looking for pretty window options for our girls' room, and ta da!

  2. Jennifer @ Conversion Diary says

    Wow! I am so impressed with your creativity. I've been thinking about actually decorating my children's rooms lately (haven't quite gotten around to that yet) and this is wonderful inspiration. Thanks!

  3. Vintage Dutch Girl says

    Those polka dot ribbons are PRECIOUS. LOVE THEM!

  4. Hillary @ The Other Mama says

    So cute! Adorable!!

  5. Oh, I just love these. Have to keep that idea tucked away for future use.

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