Create a Ribbon-Embellished Shower Curtain
Add a pop of color to any plain white shower curtain with fabric ribbon.
- fabric ribbon
- plain, white shower curtain
- ink pen
- drafting triangle
- measuring tape or ruler
- washable fabric glue
Measure and Pin
Using a measuring tape or ruler, measure 8 inches in around the entire outside edge of the shower curtain; mark each of the measurements with pins. Mark all the corners and a few spots in between all the corners so the ribbon will be 8 inches from the edge of the curtain all the way around.
Draw an Angle
To create clean, mitered edges on the ribbon, use a drafting triangle to draw a 45-degree angled line across the end of it.
Cut the Ribbon
Carefully cut on the inside of the line to prevent ink from showing once it's attached to the shower curtain.
Pin the Mitered Edge
Use a pin to temporarily hold the mitered edge of the ribbon in place.
Miter the Opposite End
Roll out enough ribbon to reach the next corner. Use the triangle and ink pen to draw a diagonal line across the ribbon. This miter should be drawn in the opposite direction from the last one so it fits with the next length of ribbon.
Tip: Refer to the mitered corners of a picture frame or window trim to determine which direction the miters should go.
Cut the Ribbon
Cut on the inside of the line again so the ink doesn't show on the shower curtain.
Glue the Ribbon
Squeeze a heavy amount of washable fabric glue onto the bottom side of the ribbon.
Position the Ribbon
Press the ribbon into place and apply pressure until it's completely dry.
Tip: When the glue appears to be dry, gently tug on the ribbon to make sure it's holding well. If not, lift up any loose edges and apply more fabric glue as needed.
Glue the Ribbon Down
Squeeze more fabric glue onto the entire bottom edge of the ribbon and press it into place every few inches. Check to make sure it remains 8 inches from the edge of the shower curtain at all times.
Repeat steps 2-9 to create the remaining three sides of the ribbon border. Use as much glue as necessary to make sure all mitered edges of the ribbon are securely glued down.