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No Sew Shower Curtain Valance

Hey everyone! I’m Barbara from Chase the Star, and I’m deee–lighted to be here at The Ribbon Retreat!
I am a Mom of two fun loving boys that love sports, cars, and all things masculine.

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The boys share a bedroom that has an attached bathroom. I let the oldest choose the decor style for the room, he chose baseball. The youngest (only 3 at the time) got to chose the ‘theme’ for the bathroom, he went with cars and racing. Trying to keep the bathroom as stylish as possible, I went for a mix of vintage cars with modern patterns, like stripes and chevron.

Browsing through the Ribbon Retreat, I came across this magnificent black and white thick chevron patterned fabric by Riley Blake, and oh my Mater, I just had to have it! Initially I wanted to make an entire shower curtain with it, but since the walls are a bold blue I thought it may enclose an already window-less room. Instead, I decided to make a valance and draw the eyes up adding some height to the space by hanging it just a half inch from the ceiling.

No Sew Shower Curtain Valance by Chase the Star for the Ribbon Retreat

Another fun item I found as I was perusing through the Ribbon Retreat, was this set of magnificent painted bottle caps! These would make the PERFECT accent for this valance. I ordered them in yellow and orange; I love how they ‘pop’ against the black and white chevron!

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First things first—I have a confession to make: I do NOT sew. Surely I can learn…however I have no patience.

Would you like to make a No Sew Shower Curtain Valance?

In addition to the materials I mentioned from the Ribbon Retreat you will need:

Metal shower curtain hooks (set of 12)

Fabric Glue

Grommet Fastener

Grommets (12)

Iron

Strong adhesive OR a drill

Optional: Your existing plastic shower curtain liner

Directions:

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I cut the fabric to 36×70″, which should cover a standard shower width, with a little give on each end.

Step 1: Fold your hems (about 3″ on the top, and 1″ along the sides and bottom), and iron in place.

Step 2: Add a strip of fabric glue along the inside of the ‘seam’ and press it down.

Tip: go over it with an iron to speed up the dry time.

Step 3: Using your existing shower curtain liner, line it up to the back of your fabric and mark the holes with a pen.

Step 4: Fasten the grommets. Simply cut a small hole on the mark, insert your grommet, and press firmly with the fastener.

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To embellish the shower curtain hooks with bottle caps, you can glue them on to the hooks with strong adhesive, OR simply drill a thin hole into each one and slide the ring through! This process took less than a minute for all 12 bottle caps.

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LOVE how it looks over the original waffle textured white curtain!

No Sew Shower Curtain Valance - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Not exactly racing stripes, but still works pretty well if you ask me!

No Sew Shower Curtain Valance - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thanks to the {fabulous} Ribbon Retreat for having me today, I had a blast! For more ‘no sew’ tutorials, furniture DIY’s, recipes, crafts, and general rants, visit me over at Chase the Star, you’ll find something fresh and new every week!

Have a wonderful day friends!

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Thank you Barbara and Welcome! Barbara is our newest Contributor and isn’t she so much fun! This shower curtain valance is such a great quick and easy project that carries a big punch of CUTENESS! With a small amount of fabric, you can transform your shower curtain and create a whole new look to your bathroom. The Ribbon Retreat has so many wonderful and adorable fabrics in lots of different prints and designs that you are sure to love and will be perfect for your bathroom makeover.

Thank you to Barbara for bringing us such a great home decor tutorial that is sure to please! Want to see more wonderful tutorials by Barbara? Visit her at her fun and innovative blog to see more of Barbara’s creations!

Happy Decorating & Happy Creating!
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21 Comments

  1. Posted July 29, 2013 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    What a fun idea, Barbara!! I always think using grommets are hard but it looks really simple. 🙂

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      Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

      Hi Diana! Thank you for your comment! I love the thought of grommets too but agree they have looked difficult, but Barbara did such a good job showcasing how easy they really can be. Thanks again Diana! Michelle 🙂

  2. Pati
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Awesome job..and so fast and easy!

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      Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Pati! Thank you! Isn’t this so much fun? Thank you for your comment! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    So cute! Love the colored bottle caps over top and I am always happy to see no sew projects! 🙂

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      Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Hi Jenn! Thank you for your comment. I love the bottle caps too and no sew projects are always fun and easy! Love them too!!! Thank you again Jenn! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted July 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    This is such a fun and EASY PEASY project for a sewing-bimbo like moi. Thanks for sharing! d;D

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      Posted July 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      Hi Liz! Thank you so much for your comment! You are so welcome. Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  5. Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m elated to be here! Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

  6. Posted July 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    I love this so much! What a fun & easy way to update a bathroom! Great job!

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      Posted July 30, 2013 at 1:04 am | Permalink

      Hi Tara! Thank you so much for your comment! You are so so right!!! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  7. Dinah
    Posted July 30, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    The bottle caps are such a nice touch!

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      Posted July 30, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Dinah! Thank you so much for your comment! Have a wonderful day and thanks again for sharing! Michelle 🙂

  8. Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    What a FUN way to spruce up a shower curtain!! Love your idea!!

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      Posted August 1, 2013 at 8:02 am | Permalink

      Hi Ashley! Thank you for your comment! I agree, this valance is such a fun way to add a little excitement! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  9. loren
    Posted August 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Love the bottle cap idea! It looks super easy and I need to get me one of those handy hole things, lol

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi Loren! Thank you for your comment! I agree…I think I need “one of those handy hole things” too. Hehe! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  10. Posted August 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    How cute! Love it!

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      Posted August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi! Thank you so much for your comment! Have a most wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  11. Posted August 6, 2013 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Adorbs, B! I need one of those grommet thingies!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 6, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

      Hi Jill! This shower curtain rocks…right!?! Barbara is awesome…LOVE her! Thanks so much for your comment! Michelle 🙂

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