Most of the ones I saw were for long window fixtures, and although I loved them, I needed something on more of a smaller scale - for my window that’s on my back door.
And because I seem to like to make things more difficult on myself...
How I approached it was that I would still use the concept of the fold over method, but also get that other layer wedge up in + under there as well. Because this was a shorter window, I had to measure (let's be real though, I guesstimated) the length I wanted, and cut it down to size.
Below are the supplies I used, you can click on them to bring you to the Amazon listing:
Canvas Drop Cloth
Curtain Ring Clips
Super simple and easy! I already had a preexisting curtain rod that was installed above the door to fit it perfectly, so that was one less thing I had to buy!
A few tips to consider:
* You will want to do this on a flat larger, surface while you work on this. It would be best to do it this way to make accurate adjustments as needed, and to have the curtain laying completely flat and even.
* What I would encourage is when purchasing the ring clips, make sure that they will slide onto the curtain rod, you'll want to check the rings diameter with the curtain rod that you have! Just to save you the headache later! ALSO, make sure you purchase enough clips! The amount you need with depend on the size of the curtain, as well as how wide/ big you want the "ruffles" to be (the closer the clips are places next to eachother, the more narrow the ruffles will look, the wider they are spread the wider the ruffle).
* Another thing that I was intentional about was that when I cut the canvas piece that I wanted, I made sure that the nice seam from the edge of the canvas was at the BOTTOM, and then the top where that I used to fold it over was a little more shabby chic looking with now seam (where I had used scissors to cut).
Now, when it came to actually attaching the clips I tried to make sure all the clips were evenly spaced along the fold. You'll want to make sure that when you clip the top of the fold (with the second layer underneath) that you are clipping them all with the same amount of the fabric, otherwise when you clip it, the layers will be uneven, as well as the bottom. It took me hanging it up on the curtain rod and standing back to realize it. I adjusted the clips very carefully while it was hanging up.
It really is just a project of trial and error! And the best part about it, is that because it's Farmhouse / Shabby Chic style, is that it doesn't have to be perfect! It can be a little roughed up / tattered looking and it will still look great!