No-Sew Sudbury: Simple DIY Decorating

Looking for a new project or two to fill your lazy Sundays? The Panoramic Properties team of bloggers have pulled together a few super easy projects that will still make an impact on the look and feel of your Sudbury rental. These are no-sew, low-cost projects that can be completed by even the greenest of crafting beginners. If we can do it, you can do it! So create a few of these projects and take the already gorgeous one- and two-bedroom suites at Panoramic Properties’ Commodore Apartments in Sudbury (1140 Ramsey View Court) to a whole other level!


Try DIY Balloon shade sheets using patterned twin fitted sheets. We love the look of using a bright orange or an ocean blue. Leave the lower half of the sheet’s elastic edging to create ‘balloon’ effect. Hang the rod and complete the look with a ribbon pinned across the top of the shade. Check out these instructions from: In my own Shoes or this similiar project featured on the blog “Houzz” by Living in a Nutshell.


Give new life to old pillows with a bolt of fabric in the pattern or colour of your choice. We recommend fabric that’s twice as tall and three times as wide as the pillow. Next, lay fabric flat with the wrong side up and place the pillow in the middle. Wrap the top and bottom sides of fabric around the pillow so that the edges meet in the middle. Next, in a similar manner to wrapping a present, take the unfolded sides and bring them in like a triangle. Bring both ends towards the other and tie the ends over the center.  Once you’ve tied the knot, tuck the ends of the fabric in to hide the ends. For more detailed instructions with photos visit: or


We were blown away when we found out that these window panels featured on the Shanty 2 Chic blog were made without any sewing. Crafters will need a hot glue gun and if you’re feeling extra creative, some acrylic paint.  The fabric used for the panels is actually a hemmed painter’s drop cloth – the type that can be picked up from any hardware store.  Stripes can be added to the cloth by sectioning off a few stripes with painters tape and filling with paint and foam brushes. The piece is finished off with a hot glue gun. Next, hang with drapery rings.  Pieces like this can be used in every room of your apartment and are very easy to customize. For materials for this project check out the Canadian Tire located on Regent Street.


For more ideas on window treatments, consider transforming cloth napkins into a unique pair of curtains. Join the edges of the napkins with jean rivets for one-of-a-kind curtains. Finally, add rivets on the top panel and hook onto a curtain rod. Visit the Better Homes and Gardens website to get really inspired. This creative team knows no boundaries; the article also features unusual window treatment ideas using dish towels and tablecloths.


If you’re looking for a quiet and clean apartment to call home in Sudbury then browse Panoramic Properties’ listings. Relax in the spacious bachelor, 1 & 2 bedroom suites at the Commodore Apartment Buildings.  Renters enjoy gorgeous apartment upgrades including stunning flooring, cabinetry and on-site laundry facilities.  Panoramic Properties also manages a number of other properties in the Sudbury area, contact our team today about availabilities.