DIY Curtain Tie Backs

It’s been a while since I’ve had a real project tutorial to show you guys. I did blog about my framed grain sack, but that tutorial wasn’t rocket science {neither is this one really, but the creativity level is a bit higher}.

Today I’m going to show you how I made these diy curtain tie backs for my curtains in my new place.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs

You may remember when I blogged about making drop cloth curtains for my old room.

Drop Cloth Curtains Full ShotI was able to re-use the one drop cloth curtain panel I had and I made another panel for the other window in my dining area with my leftover drop cloth fabric using the same tutorial here.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs- Hanging CurtainsIn my old room, I also had made my own curtain rod.

DIY Curtain Rod with Knobs

In my new place, there were already two cute rods hung up made out of branches that I decided to keep and use instead.

DIY Curtain Rod- Stick

But, by keeping these branch rods, it was hard to slide my curtains open and shut. The branches aren’t completely straight and they are hung up a little high, so I wanted to come up with a way to let light in without have to stand on a chair every time and slide them back and forth.

Hence, the creation of these diy curtain tie backs.

I set out to get a few pieces of wood. My initial thought was just to have Home Depot or Lowe’s cut down a piece of wood into small squares or chunks. But, in the process of perusing the lumber section I came across these already painted little pieces of wood. I believe they are used in molding, but they were only a few dollars a piece and were perfect for this project.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs- Molding

Since I wasn’t using my old diy curtain rod with the old rusty doorknobs, I decided the knobs would be the perfect thing to hold my curtains back with {it also fit into my budget friendly plan of re-using as much stuff as I already had to decorate/furnish this new place}.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs- Door Knobs

Before I attached the knobs, I nailed saw tooth hangers on the back to hang on the wall.

DIY Curtain Tie Back-Mounting

Somehow I forgot to take a picture of this, but to attach the knobs, I just used a little bit of super glue at the base of the knob and pressed it onto the front of the molding pieces {fingers crossed the super glue holds up, only time will tell}.

After hammering a small nail into the wall next to each window, I hung these little beauties up.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs- HungHere’s a shot of the curtains held back with one of them.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs- Curtains Pulled Back

I am absolutely loving them and they are the perfect solution to allowing light into my place while also having the option to have privacy at night.

DIY Curtain Tie Backs Close Up

And what I love even more is that this little project cost under $10. Just had to buy the wood pieces, saw tooth hangers and super glue {which I scored in the dollar bin at Target}. Can’t beat that!

What do you think of my tie backs? What are some other creative ways of pulling your curtains back that you have seen or have done yourself?

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