Golf Decor: How To Create Your Own Golf Themed Curtains

Three great ways to create your own golf motif curtains.

Golf curtains will complete the home décor for any real golf aficionado. Whether you can sew or not, here are several simple ideas for creating duffer-friendly window coverings.

Sew your own

If you are comfortable with a sewing machine, you can easily create your own golf-themed curtains. A wide selection of golf-themed fabrics is available at most mainstream fabric stores. Popular prints include golf balls, tees, clubs, scenic golf holes and even carts, all available in color schemes to compliment any home.

For basic gathered curtains, simply buy ten inches more in length than your window length and twice the window width plus ten inches of fabric. Complete the sides and bottom of the fabric with a one-inch hem. Fold the top edge over half an inch and hem it, then fold and press it another three inches. An inch from the top edge, stitch a seam to create a "tunnel" into which the curtain rod will fit.



Adapt ready-made curtains

There are several ways to adapt plain ready-made curtains into a golf theme. For any of these design ideas, start with either solid color curtains; a small print such as a dot or a plaid will also work.

Stenciled curtains

What you will need:

- Light colored washable curtains

- Fabric paint

- Stencil brush

- Yard stick or t-square

Purchase or create a stencil of your favorite golf shapes. Spread your curtains flat along a work surface. About a third of the way up from the bottom hem of the curtains, place your yardstick parallel to the hem. This will help you apply your painted stencils evenly. You can use straight pins to mark where you would like to paint or stencils or use a washable fabric pencil to draw lines to position your stencils before you paint them.

Place the stencil flat on the fabric over where you would like to apply your first design. Use a stencil brush or sponge to apply a layer of paint, then carefully lift the stencil and set it in the next position. Continue until you have a border of your golf motif.

If you used a marking pencil, make sure to wash your curtains before you hang them.

Some ideas to try:

- Alternate golf balls and tees

- Free paint a rolling green and stencil golf holes with flags and trees at intervals

- Stencil crossed golf clubs as a border

Appliquéd curtains

What you will need:

- Solid or small print curtains

- Golf appliqués

- Straight pins

- Yard stick or t-square

- Thread

Purchase or make your own appliqués of any golf motif. Golf clubs and golf bags work well or try golf holes and flags. Spread your curtains flat along a work surface. About a third of the way up from the bottom hem of the curtains, place your yardstick parallel to the hem. Lay your appliqués on the curtains, and pin them into place. Sew your appliqués onto the curtains with thread that blends into them.

Consider carrying the golf theme through your curtain hardware. This can be easily achieved with golf ball finials or tie backs.

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