Inspired by Nester, here are my $3 window mistreatments... $6 for the pair.
I'd wanted to put something on our kitchen windows for a while... my sewing machine doesn't like me though, and then the baby was born... how on earth was I going to sew a "curtain" under those conditions? (think I can cram any more links in there??)
Using free fabric leftover from a school project (a group of us were put in charge of designing a porch area for... some event here in town- I was somehow put in charge of sewing up all of the pillows and cushions), a glue gun, fabric tacks, 'L' brackets, and wood that was here at the house- I created these in a day.
Granted the fabric isn't exactly what I had in mind... I'd wanted something that had a white background- with designs in red, blue, green and yellow/orange (never could find it)... I still like the mistreatments quite a bit.
little how to:
I glued the hem with hot glue
nailed the fabric to a piece of wood that was 4 inches wider than my window, folding it like a present in the corners
screwed the "L" brackets to the wood
screwed the treatment to the wall