Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How To Create a Curtain Poof

Recently I was sharing on Facebook new curtains I purchased for a space in our home and how I was hanging them. I created a poof at the top of each panel and everybody was asking how to accomplish a poof at the top of their curtains. It is a fairly easy process but may be a little difficult to explain. I will try my hardest though to explain it.
To create a poof you will need one curtain panel in whatever length you need for your windows. I always purchase my panels longer. You will also need curtain clip rings and a tape measure or ruler.
Step 1- You will need to lay your curtain backside up with the top of the curtain closest to you.
Step 2- Take the top of the curtain and fold it away from you. You will see the front of the curtain closest to you now.
Step 3- Measure how long of a fold you will need. My panel was 108 inches long and I prefer my curtains to drape on the floor a little or puddle so I had to make my fold just under 5 inches wide. You may be able to make your fold wider if you have the extra length on your curtain or if you prefer the curtain to stop right at the floor.

I am hoping this is making sense.
Step 4- Once you have your desired size fold/poof measured out you will want to take your fold and fold it again like an accordion or a paper fan. If you completed the fold correctly you will still have the front side of the curtain face up.
Step 5- Next up space out your clip rings. They come 7 to a pack and unless your curtain is extra wide you will not need any more than that. I evenly spaced the rings out leaving just a tad longer space between the end clips.
If you completed the accordion fold and clipped correctly you will see you have created a pocket of sorts.
Step 6- Hang your curtain up. You will now see that you have created a topper for your curtain.
Step 7- Take the topper of your curtain and start separating/poofing the two layers.
Your topper will look like this as you start to separate/poof the layers. Just continue to separate the layers as you go.
The further you go down the topper separating/poofing the layers you will start seeing your newly formed poof.
There is no perfect way to poof. Just keep playing around with the separation till you get the desired poof you want.
I hope that I explained the process well enough for you to create your own curtain poofs. Remember that you will want to have your panel longer to create the poof and depending on where you want your curtain to hit at the bottom.

Happy poofing!:)

I hope to see everybody back here at 4p.m. Central for Treasure Hunt Thursday.

14 comments:

  1. So cute! great tutorial Pamela!

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    1. Thank you Vel. I am not great at tutorials but I try. This was kinda hard to explain.

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  2. That is really cool! Love how it looks...a little something extra that makes it unique. :)

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  3. That is a very special "extra" touch, Pamela! BTW, you did a great job of explaining the steps.

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  4. Love the look of the poofs and your drapes look amazing. Fabulous tutorial. It made total sense.

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  5. VERY good tutorial! I was lying in bed this morning wishing I could figureout HOW to hang curtains at the windows in our master. It is quite a challenge. I wish you were close and could advise me!

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  6. Fabulous curtains. They looks so romantic.... Thanks so much for your awesomeness!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  7. You did a great job of explaining!! I really like the poof from the first time I saw it. Thanks again for giving directions!!

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  8. Love this and will pin it on Pinterest...

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  9. Super cute! Thanks for sharing Ü

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  10. Hi, just found your blog. Am enjoying browsing around. Beautiful! Just beautiful. Where did you get the short rods and curtains in this post? I would love to have them in my living room. Thank you for sharing all you do.

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  11. Me again! Have you ever tried the "pouf" method with sheers? I am trying, but not having much success.

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