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« on: April 16, 2007 06:54:33 PM »

So I was looking for ideas on how to make a hanging room divider--one that divides the space without blocking it off and making it feel smaller.  I saw these really cool dealies on West Elm but, of course, I don't want to spend all that cash Wink 



http://www.westelm.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?partNumber=WE-PRODw270&cmsrc=rel&storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=17002&viewSetCode=E


My question, to all you crafters out there, is: What materials would you use to create your own hanging screen? 

I've got the jumprings...what I need now is some inspiration!
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007 06:57:19 PM »

Hmmm.... Picture frames? You could leave them empty, or put something transparent like tissue paper (reinforced) or light fabric in them. You could get a uniform look with huge, plain ones, or get a bunch of different ones from thrift stores and yard sales, and paint/distress them further.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007 07:00:32 PM »

umm... if you wanted to do something exactly like that. .i'd use like foam board.. or really really heavy cardstock
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007 07:02:36 PM »

You could get some cool images and print them on transparencies- either black & white or color images would be cool. Then you could hang them with the jump rings. It'd be pretty inexpensive to do a bunch. It'd be kind of like those window things and lamp shades that people make with slides...
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007 03:08:23 AM »

Plastic of some sort, about the thickness of a takeout container, or double that. Depends on how big you want each square to be as well. You could make it out of thin masonite, I got a bit over 1.5 x 1 yard for free because it was part of a broken sheet, at the woodshop.. And you get enough to cover a door-opening for maybe $5 here, likely to be less in the states.
But I think plastic would be a better bet, painted or transparent... Not sure how to get a hold of it apart from plexi though. Maybe beg for a cartload of those plastic containers candy is transported in to the stores - the lids of those should be stiff enough and big enough (about a square foot) Maybe even the bottom would be usable, if not too distorted shapewise.
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You guys are totally geniuses! Smiley
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