I had these velvet dark green curtain panels in their original packages for years. In my last house, I purchased them for pocketing sliding doors. But, they weren't long enough so I just tucked them away. Several times I've considered just putting them up for Goodwill but didn't. Now I'm glad I kept them. I made them into valences for my living room. I didn't even need to sew. I cut them in half and stapled the top to a 2x1 board then L bracketed to the wall. Ok, I did have to sew several plastic circle pieced to the back to create the gathered affect. But, they were made in a matter of hours. I love them! They really polished off the room.