10 DIY Curtains | DIY Experience

10 DIY Curtains

Maybe the curtains in your room don’t match the color on the walls. Maybe you want to spice up the outlook for your bed, or have more privacy. There are tons of DIY curtains that are both fun and inexpensive!

1. DIY Blackout Curtains (No Sew)

You can use these DIY no sew curtains for keeping out sunlight for sleeping babies, for a dark room if you’re into photography, and much more. It’s one of the easiest projects on our website and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Here’s what you need:


Directions:

  • Measure the length of the window and cut out the material
  • Attach the material to the clips
  • Attach the clips in front of the window behind your already hanging curtains

2. DIY Curtains for Bunk Bed

These DIY curtains are mostly used for bunk beds shared by siblings, primarily children, but it can also be used for some extra privacy by college students. Another easy project you can complete in under 10 minutes.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

  • Slide your curtain rings onto the tension rod
  • Mount your tension rod to the bunk bed.
  • Fold your twin, flat sheet in half lengthwise, and then attach the clips on the fold.
  • To wash the fabric or switch it out for a new color, just unclip the sheet.

3. DIY No Sew Curtains

Although the tutorial mentions these are kitchen curtains, these DIY curtain ideas can be used in any room. You can even use them as DIY outdoor curtains if you have a waterproof material at hand. Although this project will take a little longer to complete (between 30 and 45 minutes, to be precise) and it is more of a challenge than the others, your efforts will be well worth it.

Here’s what you need:

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Directions:

  • Trim off 10″ from the longest side, which will leave you with a 60″ x 74″ rectangle
  • Cut the large 60″x 74″ rectangle into three 20″x 74″ panels
  • Hem the cut edges with the stitch witchery
  • Cut the fourth 60″x 74″ panel from the second table cloth

4. DIY Curtains from Bedsheets

Just like the aforementioned one, this project takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete and is of intermediate difficulty. However, given the fact that it uses 2 upcycled old bed sheets, it’s also one of the cheapest projects on this list.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

  • Measure the length your finished curtains will need to be
  • Hem the the twin sheet to the desired length.
  • Use the top of the sheet as the bottom of your curtain, since it gives the look of a nice, finished hem. In other words, you’ll need to place the hem at the bottom of the sheet, transforming it as the TOP of the curtain
  • Cut the ribbon into 3-inch lengths
  • Pin the 3-inch ribbon on the back of your curtain, roughly 8 inches apart
  • Sew the ribbon tabs in place
  • Stitch the tabs approximately 1/3 of an inch from each edge of the ribbon  It should only take 4 minutes per panel/sheet

5. DIY Macrame Curtains

You can replace a door with this DIY curtain and use it as a room divider. This project has a low difficulty and only takes 10-20 minutes to complete.

Here’s what you need:


Directions:

  • Measure out 30 individual macrame string roughly 120 inches long
  • Fold them in half
  • Group them by twos to create 15 “groups” on the dowel to work with
  • Add beads, metallic tape, different colored string (Optional)

6. DIY Beaded Curtains

With about an hour to make, this is one of the most time-consuming DIY curtains projects on our list. In addition, this project also requires a bit of experience with DIY projects. If you’re crafty by nature, follow this beaded curtain tutorial from Instructables. These DIY beaded curtains projects will brighten up any room, entryway, or door.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

  • Cut a 34cm piece of cord
  • Attach the owl pendant to 1/3 location of cord by using a Lark’s Head Knot
  • Loop the cord by tying an Overhand Knot
  • Tie another three Overhand Knots approximately 2cm away from the owl pendant.
  • String one largest (24cm) blue acrylic bead
  • Tie the same Overhand Knots 2cm away from the blue pendant and then, string one smaller (20cm) bead
  • Glue the selected rhinestone bead into the owl pendant cabochon setting.
  • Make the rest of the beads bunch in various lengths.
  • Cut a 68cm piece of cord.
  • String one purple and one black on two ends of cord.
  • Secure by tying two Overhand Knots.
  • Tie 3 Overhand Knots to secure the large-sized flower bead upon the two small-sized ones.
  • Repeat tying Overhand Knots to stop the beads in the proper place.
  • Attaching them to the door (Find the center of the door and stick the owl pendant bunch.)
  • Divide both sides into 5 equal parts and attach the rest of the bunches by using double sided adhesive tape.
  • Cover the other face of tape with a lace trim.

7. DIY Drop Cloth Script Curtain Panels

This tutorial from DIYShowOff for no sew drop cloth curtains follows a great weekend project for decorating living rooms, kitchens, or dining areas. Although not the most difficult project on this list, it can definitely count as a challenge if you’re inexperienced in DIYs. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete, but could take as long as an hour if you’re a beginner.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

  • Spread the cloth flat on the floor
  • Make 18 inch marks (subtract a foot and a half) in from the bottom hem
  • Lay out drop cloth
  • Make it a foot and a half longer than the actual measurements
  • Cut 3 panels out of the drop cloth
  • Pull or cut away the strings (Optional)
  • Iron the panels and use a high temp and steam
  • Lay out each panel on the floor
  • Using a yard stick, make light pencil lines every 6 inches starting from the top
  • Using a Sharpie, start copying and/or writing the script
  • Judge whether you to write smaller or bigger or insert a symbol to make the lines fit on a line
  • Attach drop cloth to the curtain clips
  • When finished, I hung the curtains using curtain clips
  • For the bottom hem, with the curtain hanging, push the bottom fabric to where the floor meets the wall
  • Draw a pencil line in that corner. Cut along the line with pinking sheers

8. DIY Insulated Curtains

These DIY curtains are great for insulating heat in or keeping a room cooler; it can work for garages, sheds, studios, or for windows on the Once you gather all the materials, you only need 30 minutes tops to complete this easy project.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

  • Cut the fabric to fit the size of the window
  • Cut it in half vertically
  • Make a 1/4 inch seam on the sides (long part) of each panel
  • After measuring the the top and bottom of the panels, cut four 3-inch wide strips from the curtain
  • Pin the strips for a 1/4 inch seam
  • Sew the seam
  • Pin the “pretty sides” of the fabric together
  • Make a 1/4 inch seam to connect the strips to the top and bottom of the “fun” fabric
  • Cut and sew the insulated curtains on to the back of the new panel
  • Attach to the curtain rings with clips
  • Hang the rings on the tension rod
  • Properly set up the tension rod

9. DIY Canopy Bed Curtains

These fabulous DIY curtains are easier to make than you’d think. You only need 20 minutes of your time to recreate this surreal vibe in your own bedroom.

Here’s what you need:


Directions:

  • Attach curtains to needlepoint hoop and sew an attachment
  • Screw the hook into the desired location above bed
  • Attach hanging lights (optional but recommended cause they’re cool looking)

10. DIY Shower Curtains

This project for DIY curtains for bathtub/shower takes about an hour to complete and doesn’t require too much effort. You can follow the tutorial by GoodHouseKeeping for these bathtub curtains.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

  • Put together two panels
  • Match up your pattern at the seam
  • Add 16 inches in length and 8 inches in width for the hem
  • After you put together two panels to create a panel that is 88 inches long (72 inches plus 16 for the hem) and 80 inches wide (72 inches wide plus 8 inches for the hem) sew
  • Fold the top down 4 inches and iron flat
  • Fold the fabric over another 4 inches and iron flat again
  • Pin the fabric to keep it in place after ironing
  • Sew the fabric so the folds stay put
  • Repeat for the bottom
  • Follow the same procedure for the sides, turning them in 2 inches instead of 4.

Conclusion

There you have it! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, these projects are easy, fun, and inexpensive! Some involve sewing, and others don’t. And curtains are always a great way to alter the vibe of the room from bright and clear to dark and mysterious. Now, all you have to do is have fun with your DIY projects!

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