The Internet is not just a place for cats and healthy remedies. There are plenty of DIY sites and groups where you can find great and simple ways to decorate your home. For example, did you know that you can give your windows a cute do-over using lace? Lace will embellish your home like nothing else and prevent a flood of light from outside. It can be expensive to pay a service to do that, but why would you spend money on something that you can do on your own?
Below you can see a cheap DIY lace window treatment anyone can do. You don’t need anything special except for lace and a bit of cornstarch. You read that right – cornstarch will do the magic on the window and help the lace stick to it.
What Do You Need?
- Regular brush
Instructions for the Lace Window Treatment
First things first – before you start, you need to prepare your lace. Measure your windows properly and cut a rectangle piece of the lace. Straighten it out and use an iron if needed – creases will make applying the lace harder.
The next step involves making a cornstarch jelly. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold water. Make sure it’s cold – not lukewarm or hot. Transfer the mixture in a cup, then cover half of the cup with boiling water. Use the brush to paint this mixture on the window pane. This is the glue that will hold it all.
Now, start by carefully applying the lace on the window. Lay the fabric on the area painted with glue, When you’re satisfied, paint another layer over the lace. Brush from the center to the corners carefully and make sure to cover the full area. Pay special attention to the corners and ensure that the strokes are not noticeable.
Voila! Your windows will look much classier. It’s a simple and elegant way to decorate your home without spending thousands. The whole process will take only around an hour. If you want another type of lace, you can easily remove this one by washing the windows with warm water.