spring floral window valance

Time Required :
About an hour
Difficulty Level :
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Project Note: The floral window valance project is best created on the floor or a large table where you will have plenty of room to spread out the entire project.
 
Measure the length and width of the window you choose to hang it in. This will help you determine the design size you want for this valance. Keep in mind each floral square is 12” x 12”. 
Step 2
Lay four floral mats next to each other and snap the plastic connectors together to make a long mat.
 
TIP: To adjust this valance to a specific window size you can simply cut the plastic mat with scissors to shorten as needed. 
Step 3
Position a boxwood garland along the bottom of the now connected floral valance. Begin to cut pieces of floral wire about 2” long and use them to attach the garland to the base of the floral valance. The floral mats have a plastic grid backing that holds the flowers and this makes it easy to wire the garland to the mat.
 
TIP: If the garland is longer than the floral valance, simply cut it down to size. 
Step 4
Cut floral stems off a bush of choice, I chose a daisy bush. Vary the lengths of the cut floral stems and set aside. 
Step 5
Now to add the hanging flowers from the valance. Determine the longest length you would like and plan one hanging flower to be that length, and the others shorter. 
Step 6
Cut pieces of string or yarn the length you would like each flower to hang and lay them below the valance for planning purposes. Complete this exercise until you like the position of the strings and flowers. 
Step 7
Tie the strings to the base of the plastic mats where the garland is attached. A double knot works best. Tuck the strings behind the garland. 
Step 8
Tie the loose string to the tops of each flower stem. A double knot works best. 
Step 9
Once you determine a desired position of the hanging flowers, flip over the mat. Lay pieces of light pink felt or any color you choose across the back of the joined mats. You will need approximately six pieces of felt unless you alter your size of valance. When planning the position of the felt, leave one row of mesh exposed for hanging the mats to the wall. Once the felt is positioned on the back, you will use hot glue to attach the felt to the plastic mat. The felt color will allow a soft background color to come through when placed in front of a window.
 
TIP: The easiest way to attach the felt is with hot glue. If you wanted a stronger hold you could always hand stitch the felt to the mats. 
Step 10
To hang the valance in front of a window you will need to attach it with either nails or Command® hooks. The top of the plastic mesh allows for a nice place to hang the mats from. 
 
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Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Aunt Lydia's® Fashion Crochet Cotton Thread (sku 10336679)
  • Panacea™ Green Floral Wire, 26 Gauge (sku 10343327)
  • Allary Ultra Sharp Premium Scissors, 8.5" (sku D006309S)
  • Craft Smart® Mini Glue Gun, Low Temp (sku 10301564)
  • Surebonder® Mini Glue Sticks (sku 10203512)
  • Acme United Compound Action Pliers (sku 10483275)
  • 1 - Ashland® Spring Floral Tile – Cream Dahlia/Rose/Hydrangea (sku 10497713)
  • 1 - Ashland® Classic Greenery Garland – Boxwood (sku 10149878)
  • 2 - Ashland® Spring Floral Bush – Beauty/Pink/Lavender Assorted Gerber Daisy (sku 10496954)
  • 6 - Creatology™ Basic Felt, 9"x12" – Baby Pink (sku 10572131)
  • Hammer
  • Nails (or Command® Hooks)
  • Scissors
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Project Note: The floral window valance project is best created on the floor or a large table where you will have plenty of room to spread out the entire project.
 
Measure the length and width of the window you choose to hang it in. This will help you determine the design size you want for this valance. Keep in mind each floral square is 12” x 12”. 
Step 2
Lay four floral mats next to each other and snap the plastic connectors together to make a long mat.
 
TIP: To adjust this valance to a specific window size you can simply cut the plastic mat with scissors to shorten as needed. 
Step 3
Position a boxwood garland along the bottom of the now connected floral valance. Begin to cut pieces of floral wire about 2” long and use them to attach the garland to the base of the floral valance. The floral mats have a plastic grid backing that holds the flowers and this makes it easy to wire the garland to the mat.
 
TIP: If the garland is longer than the floral valance, simply cut it down to size. 
Step 4
Cut floral stems off a bush of choice, I chose a daisy bush. Vary the lengths of the cut floral stems and set aside. 
Step 5
Now to add the hanging flowers from the valance. Determine the longest length you would like and plan one hanging flower to be that length, and the others shorter. 
Step 6
Cut pieces of string or yarn the length you would like each flower to hang and lay them below the valance for planning purposes. Complete this exercise until you like the position of the strings and flowers. 
Step 7
Tie the strings to the base of the plastic mats where the garland is attached. A double knot works best. Tuck the strings behind the garland. 
Step 8
Tie the loose string to the tops of each flower stem. A double knot works best. 
Step 9
Once you determine a desired position of the hanging flowers, flip over the mat. Lay pieces of light pink felt or any color you choose across the back of the joined mats. You will need approximately six pieces of felt unless you alter your size of valance. When planning the position of the felt, leave one row of mesh exposed for hanging the mats to the wall. Once the felt is positioned on the back, you will use hot glue to attach the felt to the plastic mat. The felt color will allow a soft background color to come through when placed in front of a window.
 
TIP: The easiest way to attach the felt is with hot glue. If you wanted a stronger hold you could always hand stitch the felt to the mats. 
Step 10
To hang the valance in front of a window you will need to attach it with either nails or Command® hooks. The top of the plastic mesh allows for a nice place to hang the mats from. 
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels