How To Create a Handmade Paper Shade

Make this elegant handmade paper shade in just four easy steps.


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PAPER CUT: This elegant window treatment is made from simple art paper.

  step 1

Cut a piece of art paper to fit your window. This will be the background paper for the whole design. Dimensions shown are 25" wide x 37" long.


Cut out shapes from the other colored papers to create a collage. Before gluing them to the background paper, lay them out to make sure that you like the pattern you have created.


Attach the papers by lightly spraying the backs with spray adhesive. When all papers are applied, allow to dry for a few hours.


To hang the curtain, put screw eyes into the wall on each side of the window opening. String picture wire between them, and attach paper to wire with the binder clips.

SOURCE: From the book Window Decor.

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