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Simple & Quick Outdoor Curtains

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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!

simple outdoor curtains

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.

simple outdoor curtains

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.

simple outdoor curtains

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.

simple outdoor curtains

simple outdoor curtains

It is much easier to predrill the holes for the cup hooks.

simple outdoor curtains

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

simple outdoor curtains

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.

simple outdoor curtains

I secured the sisal rope to a cup hook for a bit of added stability.

simple outdoor curtains

simple outdoor curtains

That’s it! For under $10 and less than 20 minutes, you can add decorative curtains to any outdoor space!
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