How to Make Rosettes in Curtain Scarves

Because curtain scarves are a no-sew option for embellishing windows, many people opt to use them to add color, texture and interest to a variety of window treatments. With the installation of a few scarf holders, adding a window scarf above a window takes little time but the decorating effect is huge. Embellish a scarf valance with even more simple sophistication by creating rosettes with the scarves at each top corner of the valance.

Step 1

Determine the scarf valance length you need to create the valance with the rosettes. Stand at the window (on the stepladder, if necessary) and drape the tape measure over the window in the way you want to place the scarf valance. Do not forget to add the length you wish to extend the scarf down each side of the window. Add 1 foot to the measurement for each rosette you will create. For example, if your valance measurement is 110 inches and you will make two rosettes, the finished measurement will be 134 inches.

Step 2

Install the rosette scarf hooks at each upper corner of the window. These hooks will serve not only to hold the scarf valance, but also to create the rosettes.

Step 3

Find the center of the scarf and position the center of the scarf at the center of the window. While holding the center of the scarf at the center of the window, pull the scarf to the right and left toward the rosette scarf hooks at each corner. Drape the scarf over both the left and right scarf hooks temporarily to hold the scarf in place above the window while you make the rosettes.

Step 4

Insert the scarf through the scarf holder from behind (nearest the window frame) and poke the scarf out through the center of the holder. Pull the scarf out gently from the front of the holder to make small folds in the scarf that will resemble a rosette. Adjust the fabric rosette until you like how it looks. Repeat with the scarf rosette in the other corner with the other scarf holder.

Step 5

Allow the remaining scarf fabric to hang straight down from the rosettes on the left and right sides of the window.

Step 6

Step back and look at the window treatment to make sure it is symmetrical. Adjust the scarf valance or the rosettes if they are not even.

Kathryn Hatter

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.