Two simple and cheap DIY curtain ideas

Posted: July 7, 2010 by DIY Big Boss in Curtain / Blinds / Romans / Shades / Shutters / Accessories
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Tab Top Curtains courtesy of Susie's Country Garden

Let it be said, that covering your windows can be done in more ways than you can imagine! From curtains, blinds, horizontal or vertical venetians, and that is just the style, the ranges of each are huge!  But if you currently have the all fashionable ‘bed sheet’ blind, it might be time to check out the options in the DIY Bargain Bin Curtain / Blinds / Romans / Shades / Shutters and Accessories section to see what we have available.

Perhaps you need to know a little more?  Well in this post we talk about two different styles of curtains and their features.

Tab Top Curtains

These are fairly modern and quite simply are hanging curtains with a tab style top which you slide onto a curtain rail before putting the curtain ends on.

It is connected to the wall by two simple brackets and can be as cheap as the curtain rail and if you are handy with a machine can be made simply at home.

You can find the curtain rails in the DIY Bargain Bin Curtain / Blinds / Romans / Shades / Shutters and Accessories, and you can find a great set of simple instructions to make your own curtains at Alternative-Windows.

Eyelet curtains, photo courtesy of Lindeystarr

Eyelet Curtains

Are similar to Tab Top Curtains, but instead of tabs of material sliding onto the curtain rail, it uses round eyelets.  As you can see from the image here, the eyelets are set into the material and are usually metal, therefore look better on a metal curtain rail.

In the DIY Bargain Bin Curtain section, you will be able to find these metal curtain rails and we often have the eyelets as well, if not you can get these from Spotlight, Lincraft or other material supplier when you are purchasing the material for your curtain.

Of course, we also have a great free set of instructions for you to follow, and you can find these at LoveHome in the UK.

Don’t forget

We would love to hear from you should you decide to make your own curtains, what worked and what didn’t so that we can share your tips with everyone!

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