These are pics of my classroom for this year. I don't have any up close pics of my curtains. I don't have curtains on my outside windows, but I do have some that cover up high and low shelves. I also have some that cover the front window. We can have curtains over the window to the hallway, but you must be able to see in the room.
My curtains are made of just black fabric with white polka dots. It was super cheap at Wal-Mart and will go with a lot if I decided to change up my theme or decor in the future. My curtains for my hallway window are a bit more seasonal... I have K-State, penguins, and Nemo. They were actually left to me by the teacher I took over for because he didn't have a place for them in his new building!
I hope I explain this ok. I bought 2 very cheap pillow cases, using scissors I cut the sides (evenly) where they are attached (bottom and 2 sides). Now you have 2 pieces. You can stamp or decorate however you want. Because the pillow cases have a fold at the top already in place this is where I put the spring rod through. I used heat and bond to hem the sides and added a ribbon down the edges. I then gathered them in the middle and tied a ribbon in a bow. Does this make sense? PM more for more info.
Attached are mine. I bought 6 fleece throw blankets at IKEA for $4 a piece. I folded them over about a foot, then used fabric glue to create a rod pocket. It was really simple and they look great. Plus they block out light really well when needed.
we can't have them either - make sure you can before you buy fabric - or if other people in your school have them you should be good. i just know that i bought fabric and then was told no, even tried buying a thing to wash them in and make them fire proof - still got a big "no" - good luck though - curtains make a room look SOOO homey!
A teacher in my school has taken strips of different fabrics, about 6 to 7 inches wide and simply tied and knotted them over a curtain rod. They are very cute.
On another note conolley your room is very cute!
I hung a queen size, ocean colored bed sheet on the big window in my room. I picked it up at a discount store, I probably paid 4 dollars for it.
It goes along with the frog theme that I have.
I have vertical blinds on the other windows in the class.
for all the great ideas! Some of them I never would have thought of. I am wanting my room to feel more homey next year. I have done themes for several years and am going back to a more traditionl classroom with a more homey feel. Thanks again!
I had found shower curtains with ties on the top in the clearance section for $2.50. I cut the bottom 2/3 off and made valances. Then I used the rest of the material to make curtains to cover shelving and underneath the counters.