Five Creative Curtain Projects from the DIY Files

Make your own curtain rod out of tree branches!

Head on over to Olive and Love for all the details!

It is amazing what a little trim can do to transform ordinary window treatments into curtains that look custom made!

Check out the before and after of this window treatment transformation at Love Maegan!

See how to transform ugly mini-blinds into chic and fabulous fabric shades at Scoutie Girl.

Check out these fabulous DIY ombre curtains and see the full tutorial at the following links:

Owen’s Olivia Post Full Tutorial at Remodelholic

The Tall Chick shows us how to make your own curtain rods for only $5!
Check out her DIY Curtain Rod post!

Need more ideas for curtains?

There are lots of awesome tips in the curtain category in my DIY files!

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  1. I love my curtains from IKEA. I did all my huge window in our Chicago vintage apartment for under $100. Curtains are … just fun.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
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  2. absolutely love the shades–wow–that is one very creative mind to come up with that idea! going to try it for my living room!
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  3. I can’t WAIT till I get to live somewhere where I can do cool things with my curtains!

  4. I love the curtains with the dark trim. Been wanting to do that for some time. I also like when curtains have a vertical ribbon trim.
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  5. Thank you for posting these!!!!! I have been wondering how I was going to transform some fabric I have into lovely (and very inexpensive) window coverings for the bedroom, as seen in this inspiration post:
    http://www.howtobeaheroine.com/2012/03/01/coo-coo-ka-choo/
    I was starting to dispair that the fabric would just languish in a bin forever. The Inspired Room to the rescue! (I am totally going to do the mini-blinds makeover project from Scoutie Girl!)
    xoxo,
    CA
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  6. Thankfully, I live in the same city as a huge Ikea. They have curtain rods for £5.00 there, so I really have no problems with curtain rods. I just pop into Ikea when I want new ones. Oh, the bliss!
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  7. Love the chevron curtains. Makes even a baby’s room look glam!
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  8. Really love the 2nd pair featured!! Great ideas, thanks!

    xoxo

  9. These are all fabulous ideas! I especially like the addition of the trim on those pretty curtains! ;-) Thanks for sharing!
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  10. I’m makng the fabric shades {genius)- custom window treatments are soooo expensive -glad that you did a DIY post
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  11. I love the idea of using branches as curtain rods! <3
    I will absolutely keep that one in mind. I like bringing nature into my home (wherever I can)..
    Thanks for an awsome blog you got here. It´s such a nice place to visit.

    Inger

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