Want a super creative way to hold back your curtains? Well, here it is! It’s an upcycle project that uses an old CD and a chopstick (or a dowel.) Decorate them with some ribbon, artificial flowers and a glue gun and you can make them match any color scheme you like.
Note: These work best for thinner curtains or sheers. I found that the CD’s will bow and possibly break if you try to jam too much material in them though some CD’s are stronger than others.
- CD or DVD (used or new)
- Chop sticks
- Artificial flowers
- Hot Glue Gun
Trace a circle in the center of the CD. The size does not have to be exact. I used a regular size vegetable can for tracing.
Using a sharp utility knife cut out the circle. This required going over and over the lines as the CD is fairly thick. It does NOT have to be a smooth even cut.
Pop out the center part that you cut with the knife.
Toss the small piece.
Wrap your CD circle with ribbon overlapping slightly. Glue down on each end.
Glue on flowers of choice. Use a chopstick to attach to curtain. A thin dowel painted would also work.