DIY Curtain Tie Backs

3 Materials
10 Minutes

I’ve been sitting on this project for months now and I finally got to it! This is a really quick project and super easy.


Wood Beads (I used 3 sized. 20mm, 16mm and 8mm)

Jute rope

J hooks (2 of them)

Step 1 Continue

First you want to make your end. Using the biggest bead, mine was 20mm, put the jute rope through the whole.

Step 1 Continue

You are going to make a circle around the bead. Tying it up. Leave some room when tying the circle.

Step 2 Cutting the length

Now you should have one end of the rope with a bead and the other end still attached to the whole rope. Cut off about 2 feet.

Pattern Time

I laid out several different styles till I found one I liked.

Step 3

Now to start stringing your beads on.

Step 3 Continue

String till you have your desired length.

mine is 1 foot 6 inches long.

Step 4

It’s time to make another end piece. You will repeat step one leaving some room with tying the circle.

You will be left with each end looking like this.

Step 5

With your J hook put it into the wall next to your curtains.


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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Lois
    on Aug 31, 2020

    Where can the rope be purchased ?? Can not find any small enough for the hole in the beads. Would something else work? Thank you

  • Roberta Wells
    on Sep 5, 2020

    I love this but would want to stain the beads a darker color. Do you think the stain would bleed onto my curtains. Or would be ok after letting the beads dry for a couple days?? Thank you for the beautiful idea!!

    • Holly | The Rustic Desert
      on Sep 5, 2020

      That’s a wonderful idea! No I don’t think they will. After staining wait 24 hrs and use a polyurethane. It comes in a liquid or a spray form. I recommend the spray can. You can get it at Lowe’s.

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2 of 14 comments
  • Deborah Marsh Little
    on Sep 5, 2020

    I’ve been looking for tiebacks for my new curtains these will be perfect thanks

  • Patricia Haley
    on Sep 18, 2020

    Such a wonderful idea. Alas, my craft skills have lessened as I age. I was looking for something to use as tiebacks for my teal drapes (that I didn't have to make). It took some time, but I finally found the perfect thing after I perused the ropes & chain section at Lowes. I chose a black shiny plastic chain in one length, than halved it. Perfect for my Master Bedroom where I do have some black decor objects. ph

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