Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DIY Blackout Curtains

Will and I bought "blackout" curtains from Menards and although we loved the color and how it looked in the nursery, it did not block out any light. 

I went to Joann fabrics and bought white blackout fabric. I wanted to do the nursery and our bedroom because Will sometimes works the midnight shift and has to sleep during the day. 

I ended up buying 15 1/2 yards, which came out to be $108. I used a 40% off coupon via RetailMeNot and saved $40! It came out to be around $30 per room. 

  1. I did not take pictures of the process, but I unrolled the blackout fabric, smooth side down (the side that will be facing the window) and then laid the curtain over it. I folded back the top portion of the curtain and folded over the blackout fabric where I wanted it, right below the rings (see above picture). 
  2. I then used safety pins to secure the blackout fabric to the curtain. You could also use iron or sew on velcro or adhesive to bind the fabrics together. 
  3. I then cut the blackout fabric along the bottom of the curtain and did the same along the side since the curtains were smaller than the blackout fabric. The master bedroom curtains fit perfectly across. 

The whole process was so easy! Will and I both love how they turned out :)

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