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tip to hang curtains without using a rod

Spring has sprung for the country (though summer is nearly here with our warm Arizona temps 😉 and the flowers in bloom are proof!  With Mother’s Day being this weekend, we wanted to talk about our pretty floral curatins. Hope you love my easy tip to hang curtains without using a rod.

Add white ruffles to these pretty World Market curtains to add length and customization! @lollyjaneblog {www.lollyjane.com}

You’ve all seen our fun craft room, right?  The one that’s being featured in Creative Spaces magazine this summer, the one that people went crazy for the herringbone bookcase, the one where Kristi got the nerve to rip out carpet and paint the concrete in a 3 day time frame…yah, that craft room!

Eclectic craft room, so colorful and fun! @lollyjaneblog

Well we are here to show you how easy it is to hang curtains WITHOUT a rod!  If you don’t need curtains that actually open and close and want them for the pretty factor, our tip will solve your problem of the wasted bar across your window.

Quick tip to hang a faux curtain without a rod? Upholstery tacks!!

Pick up some coordinating upholstery tacks at JoAnn’s, Home Depot, etc.  Start by pushing one tack in the corner of your curtain to secure it in place, pull up a little to create a pleat, about four inches apart, and push second tack into place.  Repeat until you’re to the opposite end.  Why upholstery tacks?  Because windows have strong reinforcements surrounding them and you’ll need strong tacks to push through.

Quick tip to hang a faux curtain without a rod? Upholstery tacks!!

That’s all there is to it!!  So easy, right?  I love the look and am happy I didn’t have to spend excess money on a bulky rod (:

Quick tip to hang a faux curtain without a rod? Upholstery tacks!! Looks great in this craft room! @lollyjaneblog

Just have to give a shout out to Haley, her curtains inspired mine!  I had my amazing seamstress sister, Katie from Sew Dew it, follow what she did: Take 1 curtain panel, surge it in half, add 3 ruffles of white and top with a pretty lace ribbon. CURTAIN SOURCE: They’re from World Market.

Add white ruffles to these pretty World Market curtains to add length and customization! @lollyjaneblog {www.lollyjane.com}

I’m so in love with those silly curtains, love the birds peeking through.

Quick tip to hang a faux curtain without a rod? Upholstery tacks!! Looks great in this craft room! @lollyjaneblog

Check out all of our tips + tricks, and also our home decor ideas like our mason jar succulents,

DIY Mason Jar Succulents. Holy CUTE and super easy to make (and cheap!) via @lollyjaneblog

and our Home is Where the Heart is pallet art,

Home is Where the Heart is sign #diy #palletart

and my fun Painted Gray Floral Paper Backed Hutch too <3

Gorgeous gray hutch with floral paper makeover. Such a dramatic before after furniture makeover. Love this gray hutch with pretty floral paper!

Need more floral in your life??  We created a roundup of 19 floral home decor ideas that will float your boat!

Easy ways to bring floral home decor into your home!

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  1. I absolutely love the pattern and colors on these curtains! Where did you get them, and do you know if they’re still available? I would LOVE them for my home office – my home office is very much along the same style as your blog: colorful, tons of floral, and just a happy place to be! – Mauri @ http://www.theamericanpatriette.com

    1. Hi! Thanks so much! They’re from World Market, hopefully they still have them around somewhere 🙂 They’re called Parrot Ornithology Floral Bird print.

      Good luck!! xo, Kelli and Kristi

      1. Thank you! I just looked and I can’t find them anywhere online – SAD. Looks like everyone else loved them too much and they’re all sold out everywhere – nothing on ebay, either! I never think to look at World Market for colorful floral textiles, so I’ll have to start checking there when I’m on the hunt for them! Absolutely love your blog – I could sit here and drool all day going through all of your photos. Totally my style! I don’t know how it’s taken me this long to discover you, but I can’t wait to start frequenting it and getting more ideas. SO FUN. My DIY to-do list is about to get even longer! – Mauri @ http://www.theamericanpatriette.com

  2. I can’t open the tutorial blog to see how to hang a curtain without a rod. Can you email me and let me know how to do it?Thanks Lien

  3. I want to stand in that space like Kristen did!! Love how you hung those curtains… hanging a curtain rod is so annoying & a lot of times so unnecessary! Love it girls!!

  4. Love it! I love tips like that, because, well, I like to cut corners sometimes. That room is fabulous, it makes me happy. I want to sleep on that concrete floor. I didn’t realize Kristi ripped it out and painted it, I thought Kelli did! I can say I stood in that space…even if it was before all of that was completed.

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