Ribbon Valances- Sweet and Simple


Ribbons are so much fun to decorate with. They are inexpensive and can add a big punch for the cost. That is my kind of decorating!

This is a project that is perfect for springtime, and so easy to make. With windows open for fresh air, the ribbons will be blowing in the breeze. The perfect effect for your princesses’ room.

You’ll need a tension rod and about 10 yards each of five different ribbons (the amount will vary depending on window size). Cut the ribbons a few inches longer than you need in order to reach the sill, then tie each length onto the rod in a necktie knot. Alternate colors or patterns. Trim to fit.


You could also do as I did when I made one when my daughter was little, and trim the ribbons in more of a valance length. Vary the lengths. This isn’t about precision!

I wish I had other photos of this, because it is really so sweet to look at. I never took any of the one I made for my daughter. I guess that is the perfect excuse for making another one.

Go ahead and make one, then head over to the forums and share your photos!

(basic directions and photo from Good Housekeeping)

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What do you think?



  1. 6

    Wow. Even I could do this. I think I will show it to my 15 year old daughter. Her curtains need some updating, and I can totally see her having a blast doing this herself!

  2. 7

    Very cute and creative. I like it because it’s unique & playful! 🙂

  3. 8

    These valances are capital A adorable, Mrs.! We’re moving into a new home that’s going to be completed at the end of November and it’ll be the first time my daughter (soon to be daughters) has a room of her own (we co-slept with her and now she has a toddler bed in our bedroom). I may just have to decorate her windows with these…too sweet!

  4. 9

    I adore ribbons and would love to make this for my own home! However, I can see 3 cats swinging from it who’d enjoy it more than I would. 🙁

  5. 10

    You have a dd ?

  6. 11

    What a great project, so fun in a child’s room! I’ll be linking to this today!