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Published on December 10th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Spruce It Up


Description: I created a curtain Christmas Tree using the MARGARETA fabric and KVARTAL top and bottom rail from Ikea in just 5 easy steps.

1. I measured to the center of the fabric using a tape measure and ironed on a 4 inch strip of Pellon 808 craft fuse Iron-on backing down the center. This enabled me to cut the fabric in half without the fabric fraying once it was cut.

2. Once the fabric was in two pieces I measured the length of the KVARTAL rail and cut each piece of fabric on the outside edge to be one inch longer than the rail.

3. Using my iron on the hottest setting I ironed the outside edge under by the extra inch. I secured the top and bottom KVARTAL rail to each half of the fabric

4. I took down the two center panels of my KVARTAL curtains and hung the two tree panels in its place.

5. I added the ornaments by affixing green craft wire to the ornaments and poking the wire through the fabric. Once the wire was through the fabric I just bent it down flat against the back of the curtain.

Now I have a no-mess, no-space-required, Christmas tree!

~ Camron

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Spruce It Up

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just moved into a new apartment last Monday! Will be doing this in 2013!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really brilliant! I love the ornament add-on. Where did you find the fabric with the tree?

  3. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Looked at it quickly and didn’t see the hack, so kept rolling. Was quickly shocked to see outside between the tree, so had to go back up and see . . . It’s too silly, but geez, it’s a great idea!

  4. Yazmak iyidir... says:

    that’s so clever. My cat messes up my tree all the time, this could be the best solution

    • MyFuZZyButtZ says:

      I don’t really celebrate and with cats myself, would have to find another way to decorate if I did all that stuff. This would certainly work!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea!

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