Creative Cheap Easy Curtain Hack

Stephanie Sanders
by Stephanie Sanders
2 Materials
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.
I was tired of this runner.
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.
Folded in a triangle over the curtain rod
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.
View with blinds closed.
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!!
Suggested materials:
  • Two dish towels   (From Target)
  • Burlap twine   (Target dollar section)
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  • Jen McVay Jen McVay on Oct 08, 2016
    Do you know how big the towels are? I'd like to try this in my guest room, but just looking at the kitchen towels I have, they all seem way too small. Thanks!

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Oct 08, 2016
    Hey great idea that you can change out with seasons. Are you using a shower curtain rod or tension rod and what kind. If you're using a curtain rod that you needed to screw into cabinets what kind. Thanks

  • Nikki Nikki on Nov 22, 2016
    Do you secure the towel to the curtain rod or simply let it lay over?

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  • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 03, 2016
    Also can be used for a quick reupholstered chair seat or a pillow to coordinate in the space. 😄

  • Debra McMenamin Debra McMenamin on Aug 21, 2017
    I did this recently and love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing yours, love the design on them!!