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Thrifty Kitchen Valance from Fabric Dinner Napkins

Useful Skills 101

  • Remembering, "Lefty Loosie and Rightie Tightie": Check
  • Driving under hazardous conditions: Check   
  • Safely using an electric carving knife: Check  
  • Making friends with a Sewing Machine: Aackkk!!!  




To be fair, most of the problem is that I can't see the eye of the needle and which way the bobbin thread is leading.  Hope you enjoy this improvised kitchen valance.  It would work in a bathroom and elsewhere, too.


Linking toI Gotta CreateThe Shabby Creek Cottage Two Succulent Sisters

18 comments :

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is such a great, inexpensive idea!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! I love it! ♥

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, you are so clever!! I love this idea ;o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's a fun idea...you can change it often for a new look and very little $$$!

Additionsstyle said...

What a fun project! It would be fun to change them out every season and give your room a whole new look. Thanks for sharing.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Lucy said...

What a great idea! I must learn how to sew, gosh I could do so much if I had that skill!!!

Grace InAZ said...

What an absolutely cute idea! Thank you!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

New End Studio said...

I wanted a teeny bit of red in the room and these napkins were on sale over Christmas holiday, so for less than $10 I made this valance and one for over the kitchen sink, too. It kind of looked like a bunting, a little happy decoration. Glad you all liked it!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

this project is simply fabulous! i just adore it! so simple and just so adorable! thanks for sharing this one -- this is one i do believe i can put to good use in the future! : ) hugs...

Katherines Corner said...

Clever idea! It looks great.Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

New End Studio said...

Thanks so much, Andrea! Thanks, Katherine! I've been having blogger problems, wasn't even aware the link went through until I went back to check.

Clairejustine said...

Great idea,Thank you for joining us at Creative Mondays :-)

New End Studio said...

Happy to link up, and thanks Clairejustine.

Kadie said...

Clever idea!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

New End Studio said...

Hi Kadie, thanks for hosting, too!

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

these are great ideas. I love the valance. My aunt made one with vintage dish towels and it's adorable also. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Melanie @ Keep It Simple and Fun

Linda Bouffard said...

Thanks, Gloria, for linking to my new party!! I hope you can come back every week! Best wishes, Linda

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