How can I remake a curtain rod finial?

One of the finials on my curtain rod is damaged. Is there a way to copy the undamaged finial so I don’t have to buy two more?
q how can i remake a curtain rod finial
  6 answers
  • Ken Ken on Jan 08, 2018
    Yes, but you could buy a dozen new curtain rods with the equipment and materials expense to get this one made.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jan 08, 2018
    try for answers but short of cutting the other finials off I don't know how else you would match it

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jan 08, 2018
    go to for ideas but you could cut the finial off the others and apply a new finial by gluing it on

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jan 10, 2018
    You did not say how the other finial is damaged. Is it broken off? Is it partially broken off? Have you tried already to glue to end back on?

  • Rus31434690 Rus31434690 on Jan 11, 2018
    Here are 3 things I might try---keeping in mind NOT to spend more money than new rods would cost. Purchase a new finials if the rod is the expensive kind with replaceable finials; if it can't be matched purchase a pair. I would try one of the following. (Note that I've not tried it, myself on a final but have used similar processes on other projects such as repairing an antique picture frame. Consider purchasing a cheap rubber ball the same size as the final. Paint the ball and other finial with a primer such as Gesso or Kilz. Using a 3 dimensional medium such as puff paint or caulk approximate the design on the final. Or glue a pliable fabric piping, rope or playdough trim to the ball in a facsimile. Let dry and prime again, let dry. Paint finial and ball a dark color (brown or black) allow to dry then gently dry brush with a metallic high light. Adhere the ball to the rod. Your finals won't be identical, but they should match well enough that they won't draw attention.
    You might also try paper mache over a balloon blown to the size of the finial. Building a similar design to the original and attaching to the rod as you build the finial. Once again you should only have to approximate the design If both ends are finally painted similarly.
    Good Luck!

  • Rus31434690 Rus31434690 on Jan 11, 2018
    P.S. you might try this same process with a Styrofoam ball and when finished hot glue it to the rod. Remember that the Styrofoam can't be spray painted and will be more poreous so you will have to be more careful when highlighting the added trim. You might even try a Christmas ornament as finial.