Learn how to make curtain tiebacks. You’ll be surprised by how easy these DIY Curtain Tie Backs are to make. These Curtain Tie Backs DIY were used with supplies I had around the house making this a no-cost decor project.
Having tie backs for your curtains can really add something to a window. There really isn’t much you can do to dress up a window other than a curtain rod.
Curtains can seem plain especially if you’re using drop cloth drapes or plain white ones like I have.
Believe it or not I was using yarn as my tie backs for quite a while because I couldn’t find anything I really liked. The DIYer I am I decided to make some curtain tie backs myself.
I’m quite obsessed with farmhouse and french country decor so anyway I can add more, I do! I feel that these curtain tie backs are a little bit farmhouse with a side of french country.
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Supplies for DIY Curtain Tiebacks
I used supplies I had on hand to make these tiebacks for curtains. The supplies you’ll need are:
- Wooden beads 12 – 8mm 24 – 6 mm (double that if you’re making 2)
- 2 mm macrame cord
- 2 hooks
How to make DIY Curtain Tie Backs
I put together a video tutorial walking you through the entire process. These curtain tie backs are so easy!
I started by installing hooks on each side of the window. I had a few leftover from the DIY curtain rod hooks project I did earlier.
I installed one on each side of the window.
How to make the tassel
Next I made the tassels. To make the tassels you’ll want to wrap the cord around your hand 26 times. Make a cut.
Grab one side and tie a knot with a different piece of cord to gather the top. Wrap the cord around 6-8 times then secure with a double knot.
Then thread a new piece of cord through the top. This will be used to secure the tassel to the tieback later. See the image below:
How to make curtain tiebacks
Before you start threading the beads you’ll want to cut a piece of cord 32″ long.
Add tape to the ends of the cord for easy threading. The tape prevents the cord from coming loose. Believe me, you don’t want to skip this step!
I used a pattern of 1 8 mm bead 2 6 mm bead down the cord.
How to attach the tassel
To attach the tassel you’ll want to secure it with a double knot. Then to hide the extra thread I threaded a bit of extra cord through the beads and then cut the cord.
Do this on both sides to hide the extra cord.
Adding loops to the Curtain Tiebacks
In order to hang the curtain tiebacks you’ll need loops on each side. To finish off this project you’ll make loop knots.
Do one side and then thread the extra cord inside a few of the beads to hide the cord. Cut the excess.
Make sure the beads are secure at the end and tightened so there’s not a lot of slack and you don’t see a lot of the cord in between the beads.
Then add another loop knot to the other end and follow the same steps to remove the excess cord.
Curtain Tiebacks DIY
This is a very simple project and is completely customizable. There are some many things you can change like:
- Size beads you use
- Color of beads
The sky’s the limit when making your own curtain tiebacks. Just remember you don’t have to spend a lot of money to decorate your home. Sometimes making things yourself is even easier than going to the store.