Hanging decorative curtains outside is actually quite simple!
Only a handful of supplies are needed and using this method, you can easily remove the curtains for washing or to take them down during the colder seasons. This is a quick DIY – and if you follow me here, you know that I love easy, quick and frugal!
For my project, I will be hanging curtains from the side of my potting bench awning.
*But, this method can be applied to any space.*
I started with a pair of sheer panels (or fabric of your choice – I will explain a bit later why I prefer using sheer panels over heavier fabrics) and a box of inexpensive cup hooks.
You will also need clips to attach the curtains. There are really quite a few options of rings or clips that can be used for this project. These are just a handful of ideas. Traditional curtain hooks, metal ring clamps or even heavy duty clips from the hardware store will work. I chose to use the metal ring clamps.
Keeping the width of the curtain in mind, measure where you will be hanging it. Using a pencil, mark the appropriate spaces where the cup hooks will be installed.
It is much easier to predrill the holes for the cup hooks.
I definitely prefer sheer panels for this type of project and here’s why:
*they dry quickly (being outdoors, I find this a very important quality)
*they are simple to cut to size using regular scissors without fraying
*they are inexpensive and easily replaced if necessary
I tied my curtains up with a bit of sisal rope to keep them from blowing in the way of my work/potting area. It also adds a rustic touch.
I secured the sisal rope to a cup hook for a bit of added stability.
That’s it! For under $10 and less than 20 minutes, you can add decorative curtains to any outdoor space!
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