Any ideas for curtain tie backs?

I'm in need of some ideas / hacks to make curtain tie backs. I prefer the kind that wrap around the curtain and sheer.
I'm currently using a very stylish watch with the leather strap with the holes to adjust the size and close it. But, I'm tired of looking at the same old, same old. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
My thanks ahead of time.
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  • Tonja Klima Horn Tonja Klima Horn on Apr 11, 2016
    I took an small antique oval picture frames and knitting needles to put on mine. I seen it in a magazine somewhere and new it would work for me. I already collect frames and have knitting needles. You can paint them any Color or leave them original. Good luck
    • Michael Michael on Apr 11, 2016
      That sounds great tonja. I shall look around for small frames. Maybe i could put a similar fabric in the frame or adhere something to it without the glass. Youve got me thinking now.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 11, 2016
    research pinterest for inspiration on your project.
    • Michael Michael on Apr 11, 2016
      I was thinking of doing that but i also thought i would ask here as well for ideas. I get so lost once i start looking at Pintrest, i could be there for hours. Lol. Thank you Janet
  • Mary Davis Mary Davis on Apr 12, 2016
    I used bandannas once for my kitchen window and they looked really cute. I see them in many colours now so you could probably get some to match pretty well anything and they're relatively inexpensive. Hippy-trippy.
  • Janet Bawcutt Janet Bawcutt on Apr 12, 2016
    I went to the Dollar Store and got Clothespin type clips (mine have metal and look a little like flowers. Then I added inexpensive flower clips and butterfly clips that can attach to the flower part. Then I can get different types of clips for each season (Christmas, Spring, Easter, Summer, Fall & Winter). Mine do clip in the centre as I have three curtains, but it doesn't have to. You could also use tassled cords by folding in half and looping the ends through the fold and they could be done in different colours for different seasons. Again you could use clips like I did above. Hope this is helpful. Janet
  • Shautzie Shautzie on Apr 12, 2016
    I, too, was looking for something different. I went to my local A.C. Moore and bought six elastic beaded bracelets. The entire curtain fits in its opening and I only paid about $5 or less. I have them hooked onto the side of the window frame with push pins.
  • Merri Jo Ounan Merri Jo Ounan on Apr 12, 2016
    Dollar or thrift store necklaces
  • Kfr4773765 Kfr4773765 on Apr 12, 2016
    I use hair clips (for thick hair) on my café curtains - really cute!
  • Shawn Brockhoff Maxwell Shawn Brockhoff Maxwell on Apr 12, 2016
    Look t wired florals too. These can just be bent around the curtain (similar to what you would find for a candle surround) I have these on the top corners to hold the sheer swags in one room.
  • Pat Pat on Apr 12, 2016
    I have used artificial greenery, poinsettas at Christmas wired around the drapes, also the plastic rope used at Christmas....comes in lots of colors, I happened to have green. Mari Jo mentioned thrift store necklaces...I have used chains...either necklace chains or the larger plastic chain used for hanging baskets. There are so many things you can use. Even matching cloth napkins folded....scarves, or material cut (and folded so no raw edges show) to match something else in your room.
  • Sharon Mercer McDaniel Sharon Mercer McDaniel on Apr 12, 2016
    I have use 5 x7 wooden picture frames with an eye hook to attach to wall hook.
  • Kaye Kaye on Apr 12, 2016
    I've used bracelets with stretch bands or open clasps,chain belts or deco belts,almost anything that you can wrap can be used.
  • Cindi Cindi on Apr 12, 2016
    Wrap bracelets are real popular now and you could wrap them around once or twice, depending how you like it. I have a bunch of them, leather with rhinestones, in every color. Got them on EBay.
  • Michael Michael on Apr 12, 2016
    Thank you everyone for all of the terrific ideas. I appreciate you all to take the time to help me out.
  • Susie Martin Susie Martin on Apr 12, 2016
    I have used old strings of beads and pearls discreetly pinned by an old brooch...wide ribbons, even fancy bungee cords...
  • Sherry Dusinski Sherry Dusinski on Apr 17, 2016
    I am sorry but understand, being tired...I love you idea watches, think I will have carry it on. We have a Alice in Wonderland bedroom for our grandchild. Thank you so much.
  • Michael Michael on Apr 17, 2016
    Oh wow, Thank You So much for the kind words Sherry. The more I use it, the more I'm liking the looks of it myself. My new quest has been to find inexpensive wrist cuffs for small wrists and maybe adding something or somethings to it to go with color of the Curtains. But, I'm glad that you found this idea a good one and I hope it works well for your grand daughters bedroom. Let me know how it works out for you.
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