A DIY That Will Make Your Breasts Larger & Your Waistline Smaller *snicker*

This DIY will even make you stand ten feet tall.

Why ?

Because you will be as proud as a peacock.

  You will puff out your chest, suck in your tummy and stand taller than a super model.

Wooohooo !!

  You rock out loud

 

Are you ready for the transformation ?!

Tahhhdahhhh……

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Worlds sexiest shower curtain

But first…

You have some shopping to do.  Go to Ikea.  You need to buy some throw blankets, a shower curtain liner and bathroom accessories*

*The shells require a trip to the beach….

While you’re buying your throw blankets at Ikea you might want to book a trip to a tropical island.

* daydream *

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Accessorize !@*+

 

Use a vintage mason jar with essential oils for bath salts.  A #DIY blog post on how to make your own shower curtain with an Ikea throw blanket

Vintage  mason  jar  with  bath  salts

 

Use a vintage mason jar with essential oils for bath salts.  A #DIY blog post on how to make your own shower curtain with an Ikea throw blanket

Sneak  peek-a-boo  at  the  shower  curtain

 

My fave throw blankets are from Ikea, but the truth is, I can’t lie to you … any store that sells funky throw blankets will do the trick.  Buy extra.  You will need them.

 

In the spirit of honesty, there are also a couple of good reasons for avoiding Ikea.

 

a) Furniture assembly with itty bitty parts

b)   Ikea = Swedish for divorce

 

#DIY Shower curtain created from an Ikea throw blanket. Read about it here : lynneknowlton.com

 

You may need extra blankets when you hear about the mini catastrophe with my throw blankets.

I almost jumped off a bridge in sheer and utter madness.

I had a temper tantrum.

Actually, I had three temper tantrums.

Then, I drank.

Profusely.

I’m fine now.

Thanks for asking. :)

* hiccup *

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Sample  of  my  catastrophe.   Erhhhmergerd.  

 

Another fan-freaking-static idea is to use curtain hooks (like the ones below) to hang your shower curtain.  This is not an option if you have a permanently fixed shower curtain rod.

Yup.  That would be me.  I was scumpered.

Grommets were my only solution.   I also like the look of the grommets and I wanted to test my temper tantrum skills patience …. so it was a calculated suffering and it was sort of worth it.

I can’t believe I just said that.

 

An ikea throw blanket used as a curtain or #DIY shower curtain on lynneknowlton.com

Curtain  ring  option !

 

With the curtain rings, you can avert grommet disaster.  However, the look of the grommets can be quite beautiful so  that is why I didn’t give up the ghost on trying the grommet technique.

 

The grommet beauty must be balanced with patience.

 

Or alcohol.

Whichever comes first.

 

I chose grommets and alcohol.

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

 

This DIY is actually quite simple to do, so don’t get your knickers in twist like I did.  I am just trying to make you feel sorry for me and my DIY catastrophe.

You better be feeling sorry for me right now.

 

The most difficult factor is that you will need to measure out the space for your grommets to be evenly spaced across the top of your ‘future shower curtain.

 

Do you remember in math class when you were a kid and they gave you a problem like this to solve? :

 

If a car is speeding along a highway at 80 miles an hour, and the driver wants to stop every 20 minutes along the 100 mile stretch of road, what is the name of the driver and how many stops did he make ?…. and you were thinking … ” I hate this math shit.  I will never need to solve a problem like this in real life.  Go square root your mother.”

 

Well the time has come.  Math shit.  You will need to lay out your throw blanket and determine how many grommets you will need to use and how far apart those grommets will be for an equal distance between each grommet.  Damn it.  The curse of the dreaded math teacher.

 

Shoot me.

Shoot me now.

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Use  a  plastic  shower  curtain  liner  to  protect  your  new  blanket/curtain  from  any  wetness.

 HOW TO MAKE A SHOWER CURTAIN FROM AN IKEA THROW BLANKET

 

1.   Go to heaven on earth Ikea.

2.   Buy throw blankets.    This one is my all-time fave :

 

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

 

Good news :   These blankets are unique and gorgeous as a shower curtain.

Bad news :    They stretch a bit longer after they are hanging.  Accept the fact that they will ‘puddle’ a bit on the floor.  If you like the look, you will live with the puddle and embrace its awesomeness.

 

 

 Because it is.  Awesomeness.

An ikea throw blanket #DIY. A tutorial on how to make your own shower curtain with an Ikea throw blanket.

 

3.   Buy grommets.

Get your hammer ready.  Do you have a high pain tolerance?  If not, have tequila nearby for the thumb whacking by the hammer.  Don’t you hate it when that happens?  OuCh.  Just thinking about it will induce a cringe and will cause the hair to stand up on the back of your neck.  Prepare yourself to take one for the team.

 

 

Well behaved grommets all in a row.  Getting ready for the how to tutorial on making a shower curtain with an Ikea throw blanket.  An awesome #DIY

All the ducks in a row

 

4.   Learn how to dance while holding thumb, dropping hammer, and hopping on one foot with teeth clenched and swearing.

 

5.   Swear to never use grommets again.  The grommets are not an ancient Chinese secret.  They are an ancient Chinese torture chamber of circles.

 

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

 

 

6.    Do not  * and I repeat * do not cut the whole in the yarn/ fabric first.   Just hammer the grommet directly through the throw blanket.  It will create its own hole that will fit perfectly with the grommet.  Don’t mess with that magic, otherwise this next problem will happen…..

This gives a whole new meaning to having your plans unravel :

 

grommet nightmare

OMG.  Temper Tantrum.  Then GLUE.

Do you see that hole ?  This is where this shit gets real.

If it had a crotch, I would have kicked it.

I’m just kidding.  Not really.  Seriously.

~ a vewwry vewwry angry feeling arose ~

  Not that it happened to me.

 It totally happened to me.

Then I had to use this stink bomb glue to rescue the disaster :

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Get a quick grip.  Eeeeek.

 

Btw’s ~  it worked.  It also smelled to the high heavens.  Maybe I wasn’t thinking straight ??!!

 I  was  high.

My self talk : Why hadn’t I tried this glue thing before now?

Glue is definitely a way to keep a DIY interesting *snicker*

A #DIY shower curtain how-to created from an Ikea throw blanket on lynneknowlton.com

Then….. ohhhh then…..the second disaster struck.  While hammering the grommets in place, I hammered a couple of them together and ended up with a grommet shortage.

  Who does that ? Grrrh.  Me.

Note : I live in the middle of no-where-ville.

 The grommet store is about a billion miles away*

Just around the corner in Canadian miles.

OMG.

Punch me.

Punch me now.

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

 

By the time I travelled to the next province & bought more, I ripped the package open so fast, I can’t remember the name of the grommets.

 

7.   The size of grommet is 3/8” {{ I think }}.

Blame it on the glue.

 

I wasn’t thinking too clearly.  I don’t have a photographic memory.  I don’t even have a short-term memory.  If I did, I can’t remember.

 

It could have been the 15 hour drive.

* the angry smoke billowing out of my ears affected my eye sight and then I couldn’t read the packaging *

Here are the remnants of my frustration packaging :

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Grommets and Grommet tool thingy

 

8.   You will also need to buy the little grommet tool to hammer the grommets in.  It is a perfect size if you are a gremlin or a small troll.  It is kinda small but it does the job.

 

9.   I hammered the grommets directly into the fabric blanket after I learned my lesson about fraying the yarn of the blanket.  If the hole happens, sniff glue it.   Since I already had the glue, I glued the back side of every grommet hole to add extra durability.  The backside of the grommet would be hidden by the shower curtain liner anyway.  The glue is clear, so no worries there.  Safe measure never hurt anyone.  The sniffing of the glue might.

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

Remember  that  the  grommet  creates  its  own  hole.  It’s  a  miracle.

 

9.   Buy a clear or white shower curtain liner:

Note :  A shower stall liner is generally taller than a standard bathtub shower liner.   Look for the tall version of shower liner if you are making a shower curtain for a tall shower stall.

 

 The purpose of the liner is to have a waterproof layer to protect your blanket/shower curtain from any wetness.  It works like a charm.  Hang inner waterproof liner first and add the blanket shower curtain on the outer layer so they both hang together on your rod.  Essentially, a double shower curtain.  Two layers.   Double the pleasure.  Double the fun. 

 

10.   You’re almost there.  Stand tall, poof out that chest, suck in that tummy and get ready to shower yourself with gorgeousness.

 

 

A #DIY shower curtain how-to created from an Ikea throw blanket on lynneknowlton.com

This photo only shows the blanket without the plastic liner. My bad. I was exhausted from grommets.

 

11.   Clean up your act and wash that glue right outta ‘yer hair.  You should be feeling as proud as a peacock by now.

 

A shower curtain #DIY made from an #Ikea Throw blanket. Read how to make your own here : http://wp.me/p38cMm-2bL #tutorial #howto #creative #designidea

 

12.   Celebrate your victory over the grommets and shower yourself with the sexiness of your DIY mastery.

 

Celebrate that no grommets died in the making of this DIY.  Celebrate that no shower curtains were stomped on.  Celebrate that you can have a shower in peace knowing that you rocked some shower awesomeness today.

 

 

A #DIY shower curtain how-to created from an Ikea throw blanket on lynneknowlton.com

Wooooohoooooo !!!

 CONGRATS, you tiny waisted, large breasted thaaang~ YOU !!

Lynne

 

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81 Responses

  1. Elrine says:

    Enjoyed the back-and-forth! Cape Town is having a typically freezingly cold, grey day and you let in the sunshine…

  2. Rachel says:

    What a cool idea! I love changing up my shower curtain for different seasons, this will be perfect for winter.

  3. kimmi says:

    Hiya Lynn,
    Thank you for making me laugh so hard that I got a stomach ache reading your post on making a shower curtain with an IKEA throw.
    I will have to make a visit to my Facial Aesthetics Spa for more Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Heaven only knows what other injections required to remove the permanent laugh lines created by reading your blog. I hope you’re HAPPY now.
    Going to buy junk candy now,
    Ta ta Bella,
    kimmi

  4. Sandra says:

    What a breathe of fresh air. I LOVE your blog it might keep me from going insane. I rent my property so some ideas are useful, the rest are just entertaining……………

  5. Lesli says:

    Brillliant. Nuff said?

    Oh… now I love you even more than I did before!

    And who puts real jewelry in their mosaic design? Lynne Knowlton does… that’s who!

    Sheesh… I’m gonna be you when I grow up… I swear I am.

    Only thing is… I tried growing up and found it to be over-rated… but maybe your kind of crazy-sexy-DIYing-not-really-grown-up-grown-up could work for me.

    Yep, I wanna be YOU… without the cancer kool-aid family history… but with all the lesson’s you’ve learned along the way. You’re truly da bomb dot com!

    xoxo
    Lesli :)

    • Hi Lesli !!

      I haven’t said hello to you in ages ! I was sick for a freaking month. Do you believe it? Blahhhhhhh.

      I just read this comment from you tonight and it totally made my night.

      I’m not going to sip and cancer Kool-aid… ha! and totally soak in your awesome sauce comment.

      Thanks girly !!!
      Lynne xx

  6. Deb neville says:

    I love you, you are the dogs bollox – that shower curtain , well, INSPIRED! :) thanks and please add me to your email list thingy

    • Oh My Oh My Deb,

      You are hilarious !!! I have never been described as the dogs bollox, but I will take that as a compliment. haha.

      I added you to my email list thingy.

      Big hugs,
      Lynne xx

  7. Janet Baggett says:

    OMG!!!! I laughed so hard I cried… If more instructions were written out like this, more folks would actually read them… I was searching for an answer to my “shower curtain dilemma when I came across your page. Thanks for the solution and “THANKS a million for the laugh. ;-)

    • Oh Janet :) Hellooooo and thank you for the blog love !

      I suck. It took me two months to reply to your comment. How’d that happen? I have been eating my way across Ontario for the holidays and that must have taken up all my time.

      Many big fat laughs,

      Lynne xxoo

  8. Vicki says:

    Hello Lynne! Oh my gosh, you are TOO funny!! I LOVE the curtain you made, and your shower, and your beautiful, plump dog AND your treehouse!! You should photograph the dog next to the gorgeous white blanket/curtain. They would really complement one another. Perhaps a video of Fluffy getting a shower? THAT could be entertaining. ;-)

    I don’t normally leave a comment on a blog because I am either in too big of a hurry or too lazy or both, but somehow I can feel your energy permeating from your blog, and I guess it energized me enough to leave a comment.

    I am going to open an Etsy store hopefully this year in time for Halloween sales, and eventually I will be using grommets on SOMETHING, and I appreciate you for sharing your mishaps; I learned a lot from you, thank you! Do not punch hole in fabric. Insert grommet. Got it.

    Your shower stall floor with the stones is so pretty! I live on a lake, and a shower like that would look awesome in our old camp house, but I doubt we will ever get around to doing anything like that. (I’m ready to just slap white paint on all the walls, stick a FOR SALE sign in the front yard and move back to civilization. Downtown here consists of a post office. That’s it. No kidding. Deadbeat town.)

    What is puppy’s name? He is so big and fluffy! I just want to throw my arms around him and give him a huge, southern-style hug!! He looks like something I could take some seriously long naps with.

    I just watched your “Design The Life You Want to Live” video, and you have converted me, and I don’t convert easily. SO, do your happy dance, and I will do one with you, because I just subscribed to your blog. I am not an avid blog subscriber, because I get way too much email as it is, but I will be looking forward to yours.

    I have rambled long enough. It’s great to meet to you. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    Love, Hugs and Cheers, (my hazelnut, lactose-free-extra-foam latte cup clinking to your wine glass….I don’t drink alcohol because I am crazy enough without it….so I’ve been told.)
    Vicki :-)

    • Wow. Wow. Wow… Vicki !! You go girl!! I love it. I laughed out loud that you never leave a comment or subscribe and jumped right on the crazy train with me. Woot woot!!! *happy dance* !!!

      When you open your Etsy store, be sure to let me know. I want to check it out!!

      Your downtown consists of a post office. Mine too. But the post office has a bakery in it. With butter tarts. Oh my word. Danger zone of awesomeness.

      Don’t worry about too many emails. I’m LUCKY if I get a blog post out once a week. Sometimes only once every 2 weeks. Hell, I’m lucky if I get my hair brushed.

      Welcome aboard.
      Lynne xx

  9. Savanna says:

    What I am wondering is where you found the shower curtain rod from??? I have been looking for a curtain rod like the EVERYWHERE!!! Please and thank you in advance. :)

  10. Loren says:

    I’m new to your blog. And I LOVE the look of the shower curtain.
    Might I suggest (if anyone else is going to go the ‘grommet route’ sewing a piece of 2″ or 3″ white ribbon across the top length of the curtain. Then punching the grommets through the blanket AND the ribbon. Would prevent some of the rip-i-tude that made you want to pull your hair out.
    (Someone else may have already suggested this, I didn’t read through all of the comments.)

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  12. Connie says:

    Dearest Lynne,

    I am living a stone cold sober life.

    No alcohol.

    No chemical addictions.

    Ok. Chocolate. But….that’s strictly for medicinal purposes. Soooooo, not an addiction. More a necessary “prescription’ for my condition.

    Need….want…MUST have daily humor to survive.

    You’re nuts. No judgement. Just sayin’… I am laughing out loud and scared the adorable pomeranian wrapped around my ankles. Love love LOVE your blog!!! Going to share it with my crazy girlfriends. Thanks for sharing your nutty ideas and your fabulous wit. *hugs*

    ~Connie

    P.S. Dear Nik:
    I have 4 boys and am terribly impressed that you even thought of mildew. My boys wouldn’t have given it a thought. And if it showed up, they would have celebrated it as a science project. *sigh* I am not joking.

    • Ahhh Connie !
      You are adorbs-adorable !! Thank you for the nutty compliment. I just *blushed*.

      And you are sending your friends to my blog?! I joke about the alcohol – but the truth is- I’m all talk no action jackson. LOL. I am a light weight.

      Now, I would eat chocolate for breakfast for sure… that part is the truth.

      Thanks for writing in, and you are right… that Nik is a smart fella for even thinking of those things. Not bad for a guy. LOL. xx

  13. Nik says:

    Doesn’t it get damp, and thus eventually damp, dry, damp, dry, damp, dry, mildew, mould, smell, bacteria? Seems a silly idea!

    • Nik says:

      But to add a little positivity, it does look good, and I adore your blog layout!

      • Thanks Nik

        P.S. Hello again. Ha ! Glad you love the blog layout too. I am considering selling it as a wordpress theme. It has been sooooo fab and easy to work with as a blogger.

        Cheers again !
        Lynne

        • Nik says:

          I 100% think people would pay for this theme if it were sensibly priced! I’ve created a few myself (though now find it more cost/time effective to buy a pre-made and customise). Distribute through one of the better channels, well worth it!

          • Hey Nik
            Thanks for your input. What do you think would be reasonably priced ? I agree, it would need to be fair and a great fit to the market needs.
            What better channels would you recommend ? WordPress ? Or others ? Cheers ! xx

    • Hey Nik,

      Not at all… I use a shower curtain liner so nothing gets damp dry or yucky. That would be gross. I’m way too fussy for that to happen. That would make me grumpy. LOL.

      Thanks for dropping by the blog and saying “hey”. :)

      cheers !
      Lynne

  14. Fer Martínez says:

    It looks beautiful! Doesn’t it get all wet when you shower? How much does it take to dry?

    • Hi Fer

      Nope, it doesn’t get wet at all. I used a plastic shower curtain liner. Because it is a shower stall and not a standard bathtub style shower enclosure, I bought a taller version of the shower curtain liners. Shower liners are a great investment. They are inexpensive and when they get yucky, I just chuck them and replace them with new ones. Brilliant. :)

      Cheers !
      Lynne

  15. That came out awesome! And that bathroom!! I wouldn’t want to cover up that tile. :)

    • Ha Irma !

      Funny enough, I like covering up that mermaid too. By the time I finished creating her with a billion pieces, I wanted to punch her in the head. Clearly, I have the attention span of a squirrel.

      xx
      Big hugs my friend.

  16. Lydia says:

    Shower curtain is lovely! Fantastic Idea. NIce work, chicky!

  17. One day I will hire you to a) make my house look less like a fraternity has moved in, and b) to design my bakeshop. So, try to clear some time in, say, 2014…

    • Deal !!

      But I can’t promise that I won’t eat all the cupcakes in your bakery. I also won’t be able to account for all the half eaten cakes and bites out of baguettes.

      It will be like ‘a bakery fairy’ or sumthin’ sumthin’.

      Who knew ?? …. said the girl with the stuffed cheeks full of icing ….

      ha ! xx

  18. Suzanne says:

    Oooohhh pretty, I would want to wrap myself that soft and cozy shower curtain, So beautiful and you are the DIY queen, I love Ikea,, sometimes. You are so right about the put it together furniture that has holes in the wrong place, teeny weeny parts that fly across the room and go into the black hole or parts they forget to include in the package. Ugh, anyway, I love their home accessories and kitchen cabinets. Such a pretty pretty bathroom.

  19. Well you know I love me some IKEA everything, so I totally want to steal this and do it somewhere. Maybe even my kitchen windows. Is that the URSULA throw? It’s sad that I know eh?

    • Alex,

      You are scary. LOL !! Yes, it is the Ursula throw.

      Do you already have it ? Is it on page 28 of the Ikea catalogue ? hahahahaaaaaaa.

      Do it. Then invite me over. I will sip wine and stare at your curtains with you. :)

  20. Summer says:

    AWESOMENESS! This is a fantastic. Pinned it immediately, I bow to you Lynne (we’re not worthy style!!) lol. Thanks bunches :)

  21. Janet says:

    This is the prettiest DIY I ever did see :)
    Worth all the grommet aggravation, I’d say.
    That is my most favourite IKEA throw they’re selling right now. And I have three more bathrooms that need prettying up so this baby is going straight to Pinterest!

    • Janet,

      I luvs you because you love Ikea-ness and photo app-ness just like me.

      You are also great company in a treehouse. Just sayin’. Get back here.

      xx
      P.s. This is where I confess that I own 6 of these Ikea throw blankets. The next DIY blog post will rock your world. ha !

      • Janet says:

        As soon as you’re finished your spring globe-trotting adventures I’ll be there with bells on :))
        We still have to go on our double date!!

  22. Kevin R says:

    Amazing! I have to be honest, Lynne… I don’t think I am going to try this one, but I’m glad that you did… and I’m sure it will motivate many to try it, as well. As always, it was a very entertaining read… Thanks !

  23. I just want to clear up any confusion – I came here for the smaller waist line ;) but this was hysterical! “Grommets create their own hole, it’s a miracle” – I love it.

    Unfortunately, we don’t have shower curtains or I would be trying this… lol

    • Hahahaha Michelle,

      Have no fear, I still think you have a small waistline. LOL.

      You might want to buy those throw blankets anyway. The next DIY with these throw blankets will knock your socks off. I might be ‘throw blanket’ addicted.

      I wonder if they have ‘throw blanket rehab’ ?

      xx

  24. Tracey Tilson says:

    What a cool idea! I would have never thought about turning a throw into a decorative shower curtain. Your “puddling” curtains turned out great! The grommets give it a finished,, professional look.. Classy stuff. I wish we had an Ikea close….. I think the nearest one is a two hour drive away. I’ve never been to one, but have heard they have all sorts of cool stuff. Sounds like a good reason for a road trip soon!
    Nice post, Lynne! Happy Monday to you!

    • Thanks Tracey !

      My closest Ikea is 3 hours away, so I feel your pain sista.

      I make a road trip date of it for myself. Michael tries to hide my credit cards before I go to Ikea. LOL.

      It is worth the road trip. Go to the display floor. Jump up and down on all the beds and throw yourself on the sofas. It’s a hoot.

      xx

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