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Creative Cheap Easy Curtain Hack

I have a big long window over my kitchen sink. Even though I have blinds on them I still like having a curtain too. A valance is the best size but sometimes they are hard to find.
We were having people over for July 4th. I wanted a new look. I had just bought a few antique blue Mason jars. So wanted to incorporate that color & a little Farm house look. I had to run through Target & grab a few things (which is hard to do) one day. I ran through the kitchen section looking at placemats, tablerunners & dish towels. I found these cute vintage farm house look towels for $3.50 each.
I just folded each towel in half, in a triangle. And just laid over the curtain rod.
Then I decided it needed a little something. So I took twine, gathered the curtain in the middle towards the bottom. Wrapped the twine around it prob 2inches high. Then just tied a knot in the middle and trimmed the ends.
Finished project.
A cute little update that didn't cost much or take much time. So when I'm tired of it again I won't feel bad about finding something different, new & affordable!!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Two dish towels   (From Target)
  • Burlap twine   (Target dollar section)
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada
    on Oct 3, 2016

    good idea! For years, I used a Walmart or discount store (I don't remember which) runner that had pointed end with tassles. Everyone thought it was a fancy valance.

  • Jackie Byrd
    Jackie Byrd
    on Oct 3, 2016

    It might just be the photos but they seem very large and block a lot of the view and light from the windows. Maybe a series of 8, 10, or 12 smaller points would have the same effect without interfering with the view or light. I couldn't tell in the new photos how long the new one is on the rod. I hope is it long enough to go to the end and cover the footing at the end of the rod.

  • Stephanie Sanders
    Stephanie Sanders Saint Charles, MO
    on Oct 3, 2016

    It's just a no sew quick hack! 😊. And yes it covers the whole rod.

  • Amy P.
    Amy P. Springfield, PA
    on Oct 3, 2016

    Great idea! I only have one window over my sink, and I'd love a large space like this to work in front of when I'm loading the dishwasher, or scrubbing out the pots and pans!

  • Susieq
    Susieq Lansing, MI
    on Oct 3, 2016

    I love it!!! I'm going to go to Target and hopefully they have the same towels!!! They are perfect for my kitchen!! Thank you for the hack!!

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