Our house is full of window shades because window shades keep bedrooms dark which promotes healthy sleep. Unfortunately, most window shades are pretty boring. After I stumbled upon adhesive paper, I decided it was time I spruced up Rylan’s boring brown window shade with a little lettering and ribbon. I love how the window shade ties into the rest of his room now!
- adhesive paper
- Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine
- hot glue gun
1. Cut out vinyl lettering using a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine
Find a phrase or word that fits the room. I went with “Dream BIG” because I thought it was appropriate for a kid’s room. I chose to use different fonts for the different words but you could also do different colors too. I only had white vinyl adhesive paper that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 and used for making welcome letters on our garage entry door.
2. Lay out letters on window shade to figure out placement.
I had intended for “dream BIG” to only go a little less than halfway across the shade. Ha, it ended up barely fitting on the shade. I am happy with the results but would’ve been very frustrated if they hadn’t fit on the shade!
3. Stick vinyl lettering to the window shade.
I had a bit of a time getting my lettering to stick to the shade because our shade is textured and bumpy. I did eventually get them to stick on none of the letters have fallen off so far, but vinyl lettering would definitely stick better to a smooth window shade.
4. Attach a strip of ribbon to shade using a hot glue gun.