Looking for a simple way to tie-back curtains that you can easily do yourself?
Look no further. Here’s a simple, step-by-step tutorial show you how to make your own magnetic curtain tie-backs. FYI, you don’t have to go with a red flower; anything will do. The beauty with this tutorial is you can easily tweak it how ever you see fit.
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About the project:
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time Required: One hour or less.
- A pair of magnets that attract each other
- Cord (any color, any type, I used a jute twine)
- Ornament (you can use, anything you fancy. I used handmade flower)
- Sturdy cardboard.
- Glue gun and glue stick
- stencil (circle)
Compare you ornament to the sizes of circles on the stencil. Choose the circle that is wider than your magnet but not larger than your ornament. Once you have pick the suitable size, draw that circle on the cardboard, make four and cut. With a glue gun, attach two circles together so you have two thicker cardboard backings.
Using the hot glue gun, stick the back of the two magnets to the two cardboard circles.
While waiting for the glue to dry up, take the jute cord and wrap it around the curtain once. It should not be too tight nor two loose. Cut the the cord twice that length and make 3 pieces.
Attach the middle of the three cords around the magnet.
Give it sometime to dry and braid the cords.
Once you have reached the other end, glue it around the magnet.
Once the glue is dry and hard, test it. Put it around the curtain. If it looks good and stable, it is time to attach the decor.
Glue the back of the flower to one of the circles.
Allow to dry. The advantage of using a glue gun is that it dries fast and it hardens and sticks to almost all surface, as long as that surface is heat resistant. If you are a child, seek help from an adult when you need to use a glue gun. You can make plenty of this in less than an hour or two.
Here’s how it looks tying back a curtain: