Fresh Project Ideas for Fabric or Paper

Start with these ideas, then use the versatility of fabric and paper to customize the projects to your home's color and style palette.

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    Cafe Anyone?

    Spice up your kitchen decor with a classic cafe curtain and a layered valance. The casual touch will lead guests to feel right at home in your kitchen or dining room.

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    Woven Window Panels

    Match your drapes to the rest of your home (without spending the big bucks) with DIY window panels.

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    Ribbons & Beads

    Create flair for your home accessories by using trims such as ribbons, appliques, beads, fringes, and buttons.

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    3 Easy Slipcovers

    These purchased slipcovers started as simple canvas, but some clever embellishing turned them into works of art.

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    Quick Dining Room Facelift

    It's what's on top that counts in this facelift featuring easy paint projects and stylish yet simple trim ideas.

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    Easy Fabric Projects

    Buy fabric at cheap prices and craft an easy-to-make pillow, duvet, window treatment, and more.

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    Armchair Refreshed

    Take one super-ugly chair and turn it into a treasured piece with this clean, modern look.

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    Branch & Leaf Pillow Project

    This branch pattern is enlarged and angled around a corner to suit the pillow's shape, then sewn with a stem stitch and clusters of beads.

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    Oversize Pillow Projects

    Find step-by-step instructions for these two pretty pillow projects.

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    Shower Curtain

    Play up the circular motif on the small-circle fabric by cutting large circles in assorted sizes and machine-satin-stitching them to a shower curtain panel.

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    Roman Shade

    Privacy in the bathroom is of utmost importance -- and the tailored yet functional characteristics of the Roman shade are perfectly suited for the job.

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    Box-Edge Cushions

    Provide a comfortable spot for dressing or last-minute touch-ups with plump, tufted cushions on a window seat.

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    Dressing Up Ready-Made Drapes

    Turn plain store-bought curtains and drapes into custom window treatments. Find out how in the link below.

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    Make a Memory Board

    A memory board can be as large or small as you wish, and can be covered with fabric and ribbons that complement your room's color scheme and style. See the materials list and easy instructions in the link below.

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    Paper Art

    Splash your decor with lively pattern by wrapping art-store canvases in decorative paper.

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    Simple Paper Projects

    Try your hand at quick decorating ideas that take advantage of the color and style variety found in paper. You'll get decorative flair at a price to fit your budget.

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    How to Reupholster a Chair

    Furnishings with good bones but bad skin can be easily updated with fresh fabric. We show you basic upholstery techniques to get your furniture looking fashionable with this chair upholstery project.
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