One of the biggest expenses when it comes to decorating your house is buying curtain rods. Seriously, I moved recently and there weren’t any curtain rods in my new house so I had to buy all new ones.
You use an old metal fence rail to create the curtain rod and then weld on a finial or other decoration.
Check yard sales, flea markets and your favorite thrift store. Even the knockoff ones from the Dollar Store, which aren’t even real brass, can be more than $20 per window. Imagine having that beautiful antique brass look for less than $20 per room – depending on how many windows you have.
Bright colors seem to open up a room and make it feel so welcoming and cheerful. You can get a beautiful brightly colored curtain rod with some PVC piping and finials. These copper pipe curtain rods can be made for much less than it would cost you to buy them.
These cheap and easy finials are perfect for adding to PVC pipe or other materials to create a decorative curtain rod. These are so easy to do and will save you a fortune over buying decorative rods at the store. I love this idea of recycling a yardstick to make a custom curtain rod.
You just line up yardsticks…you’ll need three of them…and then add the hooks for holding your curtains. So, this isn’t really a curtain rod but the reclaimed wood look is absolutely beautiful.
You can easily distress a new board yourself with some white, gray or light blue paint and a bit of sandpaper. This is literally one of the easiest, not to mention cheapest, ways to get a new curtain rod. Or, you could also create your own brackets out of twigs and branches and use those to hang your curtain rod. An old piece of fence or a coatrack that you don’t use any longer is a great way to create your own DIY curtain rod.
Just take a section of fence or rack and hang a few hooks on it to hold your curtains. If you don’t have an old fence section to use, you can buy them at any hardware store…they’re designed to mark off your flower garden…and they’re really cheap.
It’s one of the easiest curtain rods to make and it’s pretty cheap, especially if you have a couple of old oars to use. I do love a good DIY twine project, and these homemade curtain rods are really great. You can use PVC pipe to create your own curtain rods and you don’t really have to do anything but hang it up. I love this idea for a rustic look and it’s great if you’re working with corner windows that are often hard to get right with those cheap metal curtain rods.
For this one, you’ll need a relatively large branch – one that you can fit rings over to hold your curtains. You can even make your own brackets from other branches to give the entire window a great rustic look.
An old door knob makes a beautiful finial for your DIY curtain rod. I love those old glass door knobs and they really do add a nice vintage look. Just add those door knobs to electrical metal tubing using a screw and then hang your curtains. You’ll need brackets of course to hold the metal tubing in place.
This is a wonderful way to get a decorative curtain rod without spending a fortune buying one. My house alone had more than 20 windows that needed covered and even cheap curtain rods are around $5 each.
And I’ve looked and found 16 of the most adorable and easy to make curtain rods and hooks that will not only save you money, it will help you to add some unique customization to your window treatments.
You can use everything from old cabinet hardware to branches from your favorite tree to create your own curtain hooks and rods.