While the Mr. is super nice about letting me have free reign when decorating the house, I try not to press my luck. "Pretty" things just aren't his style. While I'd say that these curtain ties are definitely on the pretty side, he doesn't seem to mind. Yay me! Read on for how to make your own!
MATERIALS: (per curtain tie)
2 and 1/2 feet jute cording
2 18" lengths of satin ribbon
hot glue gun and hot glue
1. Squirt a dollop of hot glue on the base of the pinecone; attach the cord and let harden.
2. Repeat with the other end of the cording on the second pinecone.
3. Create a bow and bevel the ribbon tails. (I like to make a bow using the "bunny ears" method, but if you're stronger at tying a bow around the cord, that works too.)
4. Hot glue the bow to the spot where the cording is glued to the pinecone
5. Repeat on the second pinecone and you're done!
It's so simple to affix the finished curtain tie around your drapes: fold the cording in half, wrap it around the curtains, and pull the pinecones through the loop until they dangle and it's pulled tight.
Aren't they lovely? I made a set to go on each of the windows in the living room. They've already made such a difference. If I ever get around to switching those white linen curtains out for white burlap, I think they'll look even better!
It's insane how even the littlest details can transform your house into a winter wonderland, isn't it?
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