Curtains for Cube Book Shelf #DIY

15 Minutes

I am a crafter- therefore I am a hoarder (isn't that the case most times?) Well in my craft room, I have those cube book shelves and as much as I love them, it's hard to keep things looking pretty and organized, unless I have a basket or a bucket in there. Have the time the bucket takes up space and I can't get as many things in the cube as I would like. I wanted to store my fabric in there but I didn't want people to walk into my craft room and see all the stuff in my shelf. So I made some fun curtains for the cubes. Not only are they hiding the mess behind them, they are super cute!!
To make the curtains, I first cut a piece of fabric the width of the cube and then about 5" (2.5" when folded in half). I hemmed the edges.
Next I took a longer piece of fabric (the height of the cube and double the width of the cube), hemmed the edges. Then I gathered the top of it.
I then put the top piece onto the ruffled piece and sewed them together. And that's it for the curtain! They were super easy to make.
I then put the curtain onto a "rod" and put it into the cube shelf. Check out my blog post to see what I used for the rod and how to put it up without damaging the shelf.
Don't they look so good in my shelf?? I love looking at them in my craft room! For more details, dimensions and step by step instructions, check out my blog post.

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2 questions
  • Jewellmartin
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Wow! These look professionally designed. In the first photo there's a big gap between shelves, it looks like. In later photos there is no gap at all. Did you do something special to make this look like one large storage unit?
    • Kaysi Gardner
      Kaysi Gardner
      on Jul 12, 2017

      there are two different shelving units so the gap is in between the two units
  • Abby Burson Tiffin
    Abby Burson Tiffin
    on Oct 31, 2019

    what did you use to hang the tiny curtains??

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  • Terri
    on Aug 16, 2019

    I have cubbies like this would love to make these curtains, couldn't access your blog to see the short rod you used

  • Jennie Elizabeth Castle
    Jennie Elizabeth Castle
    on Sep 17, 2019

    Do u have a YouTube channel? I 💜 this idea

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