Do-it-Yourself Swag Valance Scarf Curtains

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Choose materials for your swag curtains carefully. Swag valance scarf curtains are usually made out of material that is flowing and light. Most of the time, they are transparent. Buy a material, or a curtain, that is lightweight and easy to work with. Choose a color that suits your home or room. Pick a material in the same color as your existing curtains, or choose a complementary or accent color for your swag valance curtains. Select a material that is easy to fold, ruffle and bunch up.

Set Up Materials

  • Measure the width of your window, and add at least five feet. Cut your material to that length. Material should be at least one foot wide. Make sure the material is clean and dry and does not have any stains. Treat the material with a stain remover before hanging so you will not need to wash your swag valance curtains for an entire season.

Hang Curtians

  • Hang your swag valance scarf curtains on top of your window. Find the center of your swag valance material or curtain, and then the center of your window. Measure about six inches above the top of your window frame and secure the center of your curtain to that point. Use a staple gun to attach the material directly to the wall above your curtain.

    Allow the curtain to sag or swag down on either side of the middle of the window. It should sag about six inches below the top of the window. Create this swag, and then bring the material up to the corners of your window. Use a staple gun to fasten the material in the corners. Make sure the swag is even on each side before you staple them in the corners.

    Allow the rest of the curtain to hang down the sides of the windows. For a unique look, try twisting the curtains before you staple them in place. Experiment with swags of different heights, and with stapling the swag in slightly different places to make it hang differently.

    The staple gun will attach the curtains semi-permanently to the wall. Detach them for cleaning using a regular staple-remover or flat head screwdriver to remove the staples without damaging the fabric. For a less-permanent installation, use couch or fabric screws, which are small screws you can use to attach fabric to walls. These can be unscrewed more easily than staples can be removed.

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