Win April Cornell Scarf – Tell Us Your Creative DIY
We are pleased to announce the giveaway of an absolutely gorgeous April Cornell scarf (shown on left) to one lucky reader. Entry is simple, just tell us about your most creative DIY project. The winner as picked by The Decorating Diva LLC staff will be announced on June 1st 2008.
The Details: Give away limited to the 48 contiguous states (USA). The scarf will be shipped from The Decorating Diva LLC. Contest begins May 1, 2008 and ends May 30, 2008 at 11:59PM EST. Please provide email address at which you can be reached. All email addresses collected will only be used for the purpose of this specific giveaway, “Win an April Cornell Scarf”. The winner will be contacted by email on June 1st, 2008 and a post announcing the winner will be posted on June 1st. If the winner is not reachable within three business day from the announcement, then the runner up will be picked as the winner.
Description of gift give away (the scarf):
Sunset Scarf (retail value $49.00)
A sunset of color over the adobe desert. The Sunset Scarf incorporates these gorgeous sunset pinks and threads of metallic into a pretty scarf. Wear as a wrap or shawl and add the perfect amount to artistic color to your summer outfit.
- 100% Cotton Voile
- 20.5x 80″ (includes fringe)
- Embroidered floral trim
- Satin dobby weave
- Self fringe
To get your creative juices flowing we’ve included a nifty DIY drape tip (using a scarf no less) from April Cornell herself:
Creative Curtains – How-to
Dust those winter cob-webs and hop into spring with a little makeover for your windows. Here is an easy way to turn a reversible tablecloth or quilt into a pretty window covering.
- Fold the top of your reversible quilt or tablecloth over
- Adjust the flipped over top to about 15 inches of fabric hanging towards you (this will be your valance)
- With heavy round brass clips, clip the new top your curtain in 8-10 inch intervals
- Feed a STURDY curtain rod through the clip and hang – quilts can be heavy, so be sure that the hardware is strong
- You can use a ribbon, piece of fabric or even a pretty scarf as a tiebacks. Tie in the middle or with a dramatic pull to the side.
- For an even more simple suggestion with no valance: drape the cloth/quilt directly over the curtain rod and pull both ends even at the floor. Tie back.
- For a permanent curtain, a sew a 3 inch channel into the top of the cloth/quilt.
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