How to Make DIY Curtain Tiebacks from Old Rhinestone Necklaces

How to Make DIY Curtain Tiebacks from Old Rhinestone Necklaces

If you’re looking for a way to make your window treatments pop, using old rhinestone necklaces to make your own curtain tiebacks is the way to go. It’s a quick and inexpensive way to add some glamor to boring old curtains. Once you’ve gathered necklaces that match the decor of your room, you’re ready to go.


Beading String
Old Rhinestone Necklaces with Clasps
Solid Rings (optional)
Tape Measure (optional)
Crimps (optional)
Cup Hooks (optional)
Hammer (optional)
Nail (optional)

Note: Before you start this project, check to see if your necklaces fit around the curtains and hold them securely. If your necklaces are a perfect fit with a sturdy clasp, you can simply use them without making any modifications. Otherwise, continue with the steps below.

Step #1: Measuring Your Curtains

Gather your curtains and snuggly wrap your tape measure around them mimicking your desired outcome for the curtain tiebacks. If you don’t have a tape measure, you can use a piece of string instead and mark or cut it at the correct length.

Step #2: Measuring Your New Curtain Tiebacks

Cut your old rhinestone necklaces. Gather the beads and necklace clasps. Then layout the clasp or rings and the beading string side-by-side to match the measurement from Step #1. Add about 3-4 inches extra to the beading string and cut it.

Step #3: Crafting Your Tiebacks

Attach the beading string onto one end of the clasp or ring with a knot or crimp. String your beads until they are correct length, remembering to factor in the final clasp or ring. Attach the beading string to the other clasp or ring with another knot or crimp.

Step #4: Installing Your Curtain Tiebacks

If you used a necklace clasp, simply wrap the curtain tieback around your curtain and attach the clasp, so that it is hidden from view.

If you used rings, you will need to hang cup hooks right where your curtain meets the wall. Line up a nail at the desired height, and tap it gently with a hammer to create a starter hole. Then, you can simply screw in your cup hook. Attach your tieback by looping them around the curtain and hanging the rings on the hook.

You can repeat this process as many times as you need to, until all your curtains are done. In 4 quick steps, you’ve transformed your dull curtains into something fabulous.

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