Friday, October 28, 2011

Shaklee Winner & Ribbon Trim Removal

I realize that is the worst blog post title in history, but I just couldn't come up with anything better for you.  My brain has worked harder than it should this week.  I've been helping my 2nd grader make a habitat for a sidewinder snake (we made it out of clay) all week and I. am. tired. of. thinking.  So, cheers to the weekend!  Now, let's find out who won the giveaway, shall we? 

The winner of the Shaklee giveaway is comment #8!

Anonymous said...

Can you do a tutorial of the additions you made to the ikat curtains?? I love the changes you made to them.

Casey is a real life friend, but I used to generate a winner.  Pinky swear!  Congrats girl!  

It's funny that Casey commented about the change I made to the curtain panels because I was planning to post about it when I announced the winner of the giveaway.  

I pulled a magic removal trick.  I removed the ribbon trim on the edge of the panels.  

With ribbon trim - 
Without ribbon trim - 
Actually, I didn't really remove the trim.  You just don't see it anymore because I hot glued and folded it in to the hem.  

Why did I do this?   

If you remember, I added the blue fabric at the bottom after I stenciled the curtain panels.  You know because hindsight is 20/20.  What I was left with was this. 

After a while the "break" in the ribbon just got to me.  So I pulled the panels down when I Shaklee cleaned the patio doors and hot glued the ribbon edge to the inside hem.  It was kind of like magic.  Now you see the trim. 

Now you don't. 

Now I have a nice finished edge.  I mean if you consider a hot glued hem a nice finished edge, which I clearly do.  Plus, it only took about 10 minutes which to any diy'er is pretty magical right?!  Someday I'll learn to sew; today is not that day.  ;) 

So there you go, add that to the millions of other reasons I love me a hot glue gun!  

Have a great weekend!  


  1. I'm loving your curtains Carmel...looking good!

  2. i love those curtains, and i prefer toe ribbon-less look for what it is worth! ) thank goodness for hot glue!

  3. Those curtains are some of the best of blogland...Every time I see them, I am loving them more....I do like the trim, for what it's worth.

  4. Those curtains are so gorgeous - love them!

  5. Love it!! Good Job on the presto chango!

  6. YAY BIG WINNER HERE!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!! Happy Birthday to me!!! and Happy Anniversary to you and Brad!!!


  7. great idea. Gotta love a hot glue gun (except when you burn your lip with one). Kind of embarrassing so I don't think I'll be blogging about it!

  8. I love these, you a a whiz with the glue gun, these look custom!

  9. I absolutely love the wall color...what color is it?

  10. Absolutely love the curtains!


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