Easy no-sew awning

This awning project was, by far, one of the easiest projects EVER. I used burlap to match the blind below, which covers another window on the same wall. And, well, burlap is CHEAP.


I cut the burlap to the width and the length I desired. I wrapped the top edge around an old piece of leftover baseboard and stapled the fabric to the back, then I traced a dessert plate, creating a scalloped edge.


I used a permanent black marker to trace the scalloped edge. I found an image online of the design I wanted and used it as a stencil to re-create the image on the burlap. I used a black fabric marker for this step because it had a fine tip perfect for the details.


Once I was happy with the design, I used wood screws to attach the baseboard to the bulkhead. I mounted a tension curtain rod between the cabinets over which I draped the free-edge of the burlap.


The result? A beautiful awning that finishes the window over the sink. (At some point I’ll do something about the off-centre pot light that DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!)


2 thoughts on “Easy no-sew awning

  1. Nancy Andres says:

    Oh Stacey is there no end to you?! I so enjoy your makeovers and creative ability and it always puts a smile on my face. You could write a book just on your “Creations on a Budget” The one thing I don’t know how to do is the stenciling. Do you have a site on how to do it? Looking forward to your next posting. You’re loving life girl. Keep it up! 🙂


    • staceyweeks says:

      Hi Nancy. I print my picture online then cut out each piece and use the outer edge as an outline. Then I trim back and continued to trace the “new” outer edge. It’s how I use colouring pages as fondant stencils. Trace the very outer edge, trim down to the next edge, trace again, trim, trace and on an on until it is complete. At some point I might free-hand a bit. Does this clarify or confuse you more?


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