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Scalloped Window Shade

Created By: Helen Norman


Carve a scalloped pattern into an everyday shade and you'll have a pretty way to let the sun shine in: Daylight will peep through the slits, adding a bright touch to your window decor while creating a shadow effect. 



  1. Step 1

    Download and print the template. Print as many as needed to fit the width of your shade, following directions on template.

  2. Step 2

    Using painters or masking tape and a ruler, affix templates to shade, positioning them about 1 1/2 inches from bottom edge. 

  3. Step 3

    Place shade on a cutting mat, and use a craft knife to cut through shade along the lines of the template.

  4. Step 4

    Make sure to leave space between cuts as marked to keep bottom of shade attached. Hang shade according to manufacturer's instructions.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2009