I am not a Valentine’s Day fan. I’m not sure if it comes from my teaching years of having to deal with massive teddy bears and ostentatious balloon bouquets invading my classroom, or my complete dislike of signing 30 stupid Valentine’s cards in elementary school, but it’s not my thing.
I find Valentine’s Day decor even more distasteful than Valentine’s Day itself. Most of it is gaudy, with clashing pink and red hearts and cheesy sayings that we don’t notice looks bad because we’re so used to seeing it. Plus it costs a fortune for something so completely unnecessary. Gag me.
But.. I’m a DIY blogger. And I have a pink office. And so, here you go, readers. DIY Curtain Ties. My one, single, obligatory Valentine’s Day decor project. I will promote this post for every Valentine’s Day to come. Let’s never speak of this again.
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Valentine’s Day DIY Curtain Ties
Materials and Tools
- 1/4″ Sisal Rope
- Scrap Wood
- Staple Gun + Staples
- Hot Glue + Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Cut Out Heart
I started by drawing a heart on the scrap wood. Not going to lie, I am terrible at drawing, so it took three or four tries to get a decent heart.
Then, using my jigsaw, I cut out the heart. I went super slowly so that I was able to trace the heart as accurately as possible.
Step 2: Paint Hearts
When I painted my office, I purchased three different sample “blush” colors to test on the walls. I used one of those leftover samples (Behr’s “Stolen Kiss”) to paint the hearts.
I did sand the hearts just a little bit before painting. The wood had been sitting on my porch for awhile, so it was pretty rough. Sanding smoothed all that out and made the wood a perfect surface for painting!
Step 3: Add Rope
Before actually cutting, I took the rope over to my curtain and tested what length would be appropriate. For me, a 40″ long rope was perfect; both large enough that my heart easily fit through the opening, but small enough to contain the curtain. Check your curtain!
After cutting the rope, I attached it to the heart. I started by securing it with a dollop of hot glue.
Then I added two staples with my staple gun to make sure the rope was extra secure. This might not be necessary; I’m honestly not sure. If you don’t have a staple gun and decide to try and make these, I’d love to know if the hot glue alone is enough to keep the rope attached to the hearts long-term.
And that’s it! DIY curtain ties, done! Now I can officially pretend to be a cutesy blogger who decorates for minor holidays. Or, alternatively, a girl who happens to have some heart curtain ties in her pink office. If you make these, for Valentine’s Day or otherwise, let me know how it goes!
And if you like my curtains – they’re actually a DIY job! Check out how I put the curtains together in less than 10 minutes!