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« on: May 11, 2005 12:25:09 PM »

I got this wild idea one day to make curtains that look like the corn curtains on the Simpsons. I bought an inexpensive piece of fabric, in blue (instead of yellow), yellow acrylic paint, green acrylic paint, and 1 sheet of crafting foam paper.

I first cut the fabric to size for my kitchen window, then I cut out the 2 pieces of the corn pattern (the ear and the leaves). I laid the fabric across my craft table and stamped the corn pattern on to the fabric. I would paint the craft foam with a paint brush and then stamp it onto the fabric. Once the "corn" parts all dried, I went back and added all the green leaves.



I bought a really inexpensive curtain rod (I think it was less than $2), so the ends were pretty ugly. I decided to make finials to go with my curtains. I chose tomatoes, and made them from paper maiche. I used really small balloons, only 1/2 inflated and covered them with tissue paper and liquid starch. I hand-sculpted the leaves for the top, and smooshed them on to the rest with a lot of starch. They dried in a couple of hours, since they were pretty small. Once they dried, I painted them with acrylic paints. Then, I cut holes in the side, where I wanted the curtain rod to fit inside, and poked the rod in. I cut the holes a little too big and so I ended up hot gluing the tomatoes to the finials, but it turned out OK.

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xmelinda
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005 12:32:06 PM »

Cute!  And when I saw "corn curtains" in the subject line, I thought, "like on the Simpsons!"  Grin

Melinda
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Kiell
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005 12:36:29 PM »

I love those, especially the tomatoes!!

Is that your kitchen? How appropriate...
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005 12:55:58 PM »

Thanks for the kind words! Yep, that's my kitchen.

The only thing about the blue fabric is that it casts a blue hue into the kitchen. I am ok with it, but it makes the picture look weird.
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marge b.s.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011 02:58:06 AM »

thank you for this great idea, here you'll find our version of the corn curtains:

http://www.maggied.de/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=11665

it was a kind of very hard work, but worth it..!

does somebody know, how to insert or upload images here? thank you.

greetings

marge b.s.
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SugarComa25
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011 11:30:21 AM »

I absolutely adore these! Great job  Grin
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