How to Make a Lace Window Treatment with Cornstarch?

There are numerous creative ways to decorate the windows of your home. One of the most appealing ones is to use lace. The lace will embellish your house without preventing the light from flooding through the windows. If you want to enable the light to enter your home, and at the same time to maintain your privacy, you should try making this easy and inexpensive lace window treatment, which will take less than one hour of your time.

Equipment Required for Making a Lace Window Treatment

In order to make this simple window treatment, you need the following tools and ingredients:


  • Scissors
  • Brush
  • Lace
  • Water
  • Cornstarch

Instructions for Making a Lace Window Treatment

If you want to make this lace window treatment, the first thing that you need to do is to prepare your lace. Measure your windows and cut a piece of the lace in a rectangle form. Make sure that there are no creases because it will be difficult to apply the lace. If the fabric is creased, you should iron it.

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Then, you should make a starch jelly. To make this jelly, you should mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold water. Put this mixture in a cup. Fill half of the cup with boiling water. After you are done, you should paint the window pane with a thick layer of this mixture.

Finally, you should stick the lace in the window. Lay the fabric on the painted area of your window. Afterward, you should apply another layer of the starch jelly on top of the lace. Start brushing from the center to the corners. By doing so, you should use random patterns of brush strokes to prevent them from being noticeable. Make sure that all the corners are well painted.

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This lace window treatment is a very simple and elegant way to provide your personal place with privacy. The best thing is that it doesn’t require much time. You will be done in less than an hour. And, when you want to remove the lace from your windows, all you have to do is to wash them with warm water.

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