Curtain tie backs are the ties that are installed with curtains, gathering the sides of the curtains together to let the sunlight in. They're held by a hook or holder that's mounted on the wall a short distance from the curtain. Simply tuck the drapes into a tie back, and you won't have to pull your curtains open and closed anymore. You can hang all sorts of decorative items on a tieback, including tassels, ornaments and chains. Tiebacks can be made of the same material as the curtain, or from a twisted rope or a chain [source: Outdoor Drapes]. Let's now install a tieback with a pinecone attachment as an ornament.
- Two pinecones
- One can of gold spray paint
- Two screw eyes
- 24 inches (61 centimeters) thin gold wire-edged ribbon
- Hot glue gun
Here's what to do:
- Spray the pinecones with the gold spray paint and allow to dry.
- Poke a hole into the pinecones with a nail, and screw in one screw eye in each pinecone.
- Cut the gold wire-edged ribbon in half. You now have two 12-inch (30.5-centimeter) pieces.
- Slip a 12-inch (30.5-centimeter) piece of ribbon through the screw eye and tie a loose knot at one end of the cord. Do not tighten the knot.
- Slip the other end of the ribbon through the knot. Now tie the ribbon tightly around the knot, pulling the knot close to the screw eye.
- Repeat the process with the other piece of ribbon on the other screw eye.
- Glue the knots to the top of the pinecone, using the hot glue gun.
- Your pinecone tiebacks are ready to put on your drapes [source: Better Homes].