I bought some from Lowes and Walmart. I prefer the Walmart ones they are hemmed on all 4 sides and after a couple of washing they become nice and soft. Our windows are 6Ft long so I used the 6 X 9 cloths I wasn't sure if I wanted to puddle them on the floor or to cut and hem but as soon as I hung them I knew I wanted to pull them up and fluff them.
I have made tassels that I'm going to try to sneak on them it seems the kitty's find them to be loads of fun to slap around.. The rods are bamboo that the hubby cut from the back yard. I let it dry out for about a month then I strain them ~ I say them because I am going to use them in the living room also. I bought the rings, clips and the hanger thingies from lowe's. The rings come 7 to a box but I wanted the drapes to have more pleats so I bought extra's and after lots of ups & downs on the ladder I settled on 9 rings per panel .
I can't tell ya'll how impressed I am with the way these turned out our home is 21 years old my mother made all the drapes when we first built and for 21 years those drapes hung with just the occasional vacuuming how liberating to know I can unclip throw in the wash and rehang in a matter of hours ... Now to decide if I want to do a little something to the ends of the bamboo maybe a shell ? or not ?
The fronds turned out really pretty and would look great in a wreath. This paint color would be great for Christmas decorating one way it looks silver then the other it looks gold.
It is so much fun when things start coming together .
Another rainy weekend and it looks like more is on the way .. I am so over the rain !!!
Hope Monday is good to ya I'm off to play with my hot glue gun ..