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The Mort Family & Curtain Ribbon Tie-backs

Today I am going to show you how I made these curtain ribbon tie-backs for the Mort Family’s baby room.

tiebackcloseupJenna was hanging black shears in the baby’s room and I thought it would be fun to make some tiebacks out of leftover ribbon and buttons.  Reminding you of my hoarding tendencies, I had plenty to choose from!  Ribbons, buttons, and beads, Oh My!

tiebackprocessBeing that our ribbon was leftover pieces, they were in various lengths, so I had to be sure to get it right the first time.  After deciding how much Jenna wanted the curtain to hang open, I took a measurement and trimmed them to the right length. This could be very customizable, according to your taste.  I ironed the ribbon on low to make sure they wouldn’t have dents or wrinkles, then used fabric glue, which you can find in the craft section at Walmart.  I layered the ribbons until the desired look was achieved.

tiebackprocess2While I was waiting for the glue to set, I dug around in my box of random craft supplies and found these white tassels along with a bunch of flower buttons I had from a previous project.

tiebackcomplete I used fishing line to tie the buttons together, then tied the buttons to the tassels.  The small black ribbon was tied on afterwards.

I used my scissors to make a tiny slit for the hook to fit thru.  I wrapped the curtains with the ribbon tiebacks first then simply hung the tassels on the hook!

tasslecloseupThis is a very customizable project.  Fabric strips could be used instead of ribbon, or maybe old pearls.  I think vintage broaches would be great also.

tiebackcloseupMy favorite part is the polka dot ribbon, thanks to Jenna and the white tassels.  What are your favorite type of craft goodies to hoard?


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