16 June 2011

Thrifty ♥ Thursday curtain loop creations

Before i get into my 3rd Thrifty ♥ Thursday, I would just like to say thank you to everyone who entered my Give Away from last week, the lovely and lucky bambi eyes won the thrifty Bracelet...so yay well done.
So here we go, i have decided to make a little wall hanging/ necklace, 
What you will need :
  •  needle
  • Coloured thread
  • A small piece of fabric ( have used vintage curtain fabric)
  • A piece of ribbon or a chain
  • Thin super Glue
  • A thrifted curtain loop.

This is quite a simple make so everyone can do it, my dad came back from his job the other day and he had been rooting around in a few skips at work and he came home with 50 curtain loops (like you do), he was obviously thinking of me whilst he was searching for thrifted skip items, and gave me most of them, so whilst i am making my little bedroom into a cozy little nest i thought what can i make...oh i know a little set of wall hangings to make my room unique.

You take the piece of fabric you have decided to use cut it into a square that fits over the curtain loop, then cut it into a circle just so the fabric over hangs on the back of the loop, now just glue around the edge and pull the fabric over really tight, a little like an embroidery loop.
Make sure you have pulled the fabric really tight around the back of the loop, Now take the coloured thread that you have chosen, i decided to sew my name on the front. If you have never embroidered anything before, you can just use a straight stitch, simple :)
Now thread your needle, and start stitching your pattern, 
you could choose to stitch,
  • moustache
  • name
  • tea cup 
  • flowers

The possibilities are endless.
Here is how you tie it off, get the last stitch you sewed then put the needle through the stitch pull it out and loop it, and pull and there is your knot.

So here we go, its that simple now take the ribbon for the wall hanging option or a chain for a necklace, and thread it through the loop at the top of the curtain loop, there you go hang it on your wall or around your wonderfully beautiful neck, a wonderfully hand-made thrifted piece.
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12 comments

  1. This is a lovely idea. Would be really lovely on kids bedroom doors...

    Penny x

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  2. I'm such a silly sausage, I commented on last weeks one thinking it was the 15th today. It's not is it? Duh.

    This is so unique and creative. Love it!

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  3. Aww that is so cute, it looks great! x

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  4. oh i love this!! you have so many ideas it's ridiculous
    your amazing. Hope the shops going well btw! keep me updated on it :)
    xxxxx

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  5. this is wonderful! you're full of cool ideas! I randomly have a bag of old curtain loops gathering dust somewhere...I know what I'll be doing tonight haha! :) x

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  6. This is such a brilliant idea....I think I will have a go at this.

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  7. this is such a sweet idea! i dont know where you get all your wonderful ideas from! xx

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  8. Such a cute idea :) I'd love to have lots of them and scatter them all over a wall, so it looked polka dotted!

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  9. This is such a good idea, the necklace looks so good! x

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  10. Super cute, I'll be having a go at this when I can find that weird tin of gubbins that the curtain rings are in :)

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  11. aww this is such a gorgeous way to make something pretty and special with something ordinary! I love your Thrifty Thursdays Ella :)

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  12. Great inspiration!! I've made some spelling out "joy" and "love" to put on my wall and give to a friend for their birthday...here's a link to my blog if you fancy a butchers!

    http://vintage-appeal.blogspot.com/2011/06/crotchet-curtain-rings-and-cabinets.html

    Thank you and keep up the good work! x

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