Easy No Sew Window Panels

Hey guys!

I made my girls some window panels for their room today.  These are so easy to make, and can go in pretty much any room of the house.  If you can handle a hot glue gun, you can master these.  I added some stripes to the girls’, but you can totally skip that part for a neutral panel.

Here is how theirs turned out!

For the fabric I use this drop cloth from Lowe’s.

This is a long drop cloth that is already hemmed on all the edges.  One drop cloth will make 2 long valance… Cheap!

I always start by cutting the drop cloth in half which leaves me with 2 pieces that are about 4′ x 7.5′.

For those of you that want to add some stripes… Here is where I did it.  If you don’t, just skip to the next part!

I used blue painter’s tape to section off a few stripes at the hemmed end of both pieces.

Next I used acrylic paint and foam brushes to fill in my lines… Easy!

That’s it for the lines!  Let the paint dry and you are ready to finish them off!

Now I added my top hot glue hem.  I cut my panels 2″ longer than the finished length I wanted them.

Next, I folded that end 1″ and ironed it.

Then I folded it again and ironed the fold.

Here is where “Old Trusty” comes in…

I used my hot glue gun to hold down that fold.  This is my hot glue gun.  Don’t judge… It’s been very loved.

I bought this one at Walmart and it is my very favorite hot glue gun.  And it’s $6.  Best power tool a mom can buy.

That’s it!  Once you glue that hem down the panel is finished!

This is what I did for the hardware.  I love wood drapery hardware, but it costs a pretty penny.  So… I made my own for my bathroom a while back and decided to do the same here!

Here is what you will need…

Wood pole from Home Depot or Lowe’s.  You can have them cut it to the length you need it.

I use these rod brackets from Lowe’s.  They are in the wood section by dowels.

I also use these finials found in the same section at Lowe’s.

I cut the wood pole to the size I needed and gave everything a coat of my NEW fav…

You can find Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain at Lowe’s as well.  Loving the Kona color…

I attached the wood brackets to the wall with screws and hung everything up.  To attach the finials you just screw them into both ends of the pole.

For my drapery rings I used these that I found at Lowe’s.  You can also find these at Hobby Lobby.

Just clip your panels up and that’s it!

How easy are those?  They can be easily customized, or just left plain and simple.  And the best part… No sew baby!  Here are the girls’ all finished!

Hope you like them!  These really can be used in every room of the house.  You can customize them so easily and they can be made in no time at all!

If you like them, I would so appreciate some pins and shares below!  Hope you have a great Friday night!

Thanks so much!!



  1. Tim Joyce on February 26, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I am always so impressed with the both of you. I have been building and remodeling houses all of my life ( long long time ) not much on the decorating side I absolutely love your ideas. I think your site is my favorite on the web. Thanks and keep it up!

  2. Melanie on July 7, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Want to make some for my R V thinking if just fringing them like I used to do with my Blue Jean’s no hemming or glue needed what do u think?

  3. Cheryl on February 17, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    If you have a have a Harbor Freight located in your area check the price of their drop cloths

    • Cheryl on February 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Does anyone know if there is a problem with the paint bleeding under the tape and giving it a blurry/ smeared appearance?

  4. Ana on March 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Omg i reallyyyy looooove your idea

  5. Di on March 29, 2015 at 11:16 am

    My sister and I use these drop cloths to make pillows. The fabric is sturdy and washable and dryable. Please wash this drop cloth before you make anything from it. They do shrink. They make nice curtains for screened rooms to keep the sun off at certain times of day. Good ideas!

  6. Kristi Fabian Jack on January 12, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Did the glue form the glue gun show?

  7. Kristi Fabian Jack on January 12, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Did the glue form the glue gun show?

  8. Alz on October 26, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Wonderful idea! Can you tell me how well those rings work?as in If small kids were to pull on them would it easily slide out?

  9. Pam on October 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    OMGOODNESS…love these!!! Do you by chance know the measurements you used for the painted stripes?

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