Get the custom look you want for your home without the custom price with DIY curtains. Curtains do more than offer privacy and block light. They add softness, dampen sound and complete a room. But they can also be a big expenditure, especially if you have lots of windows or over-sized windows. One of the best ways to save money when decorating your home is to do things yourself. The same goes for your curtains. Today’s projects do require a bit of sewing. As long as you can sew a straight seam, though, you should be fine. You can also check out my no-sew curtain projects.
1 Transform painter’s drop cloths into beautiful curtains by adding a decorative fabric and grommets to the top. Accent it with ribbon where the fabrics meet to cover seam lines. Canvas Drop Cloth Curtains Tutorial
2 Brighten up a room with colorful curtains that have an attached ruffled valance made out of a coordinating fabric. It’s so easy to do. You could even do this to ready-made panels to give them a custom look. To finish things off, make tabs out of the same fabric. This is also a great way to add a few extra inches in length to curtain panels. Ruffled Top Curtains Tutorial
3 Give your curtains a touch of romance by adding feminine ruffles to the bottom. Plain muslin comes in very wide widths and is quite inexpensive. It’s perfect for creating these flowing curtain panels. To keep the look soft, grosgrain ribbon has been used to hang the curtains. Ruffled Bottom Curtains Tutorial
4 For a different look, have the gathers below the curtain top panel (similar to a skirt). Long ties allow you to make bows when hanging the panels from the curtain rod. Two fun, colorful fabrics help make the most out of this design. Gathered Curtains Tutorial
5 These fabulous curtains are a knock-off of Anthropologie’s Tender Falls Shower Curtain. This project is fairly labor intensive, but the results are worth it. If you have the time and patience, these flutter curtains would definitely amp up the style in any room. Flutter Curtains Tutorial
Which one of these DIY curtains do you think you’d like to make for your home?