Shop for blue and brown drapery tiebacks and coordinating glass pins to hold them in place and you will find very little in the way of unique decor. The available items range from basic twisted ropes with gaudy looking tassels to overpriced vintage tacks. It is not necessary to settle for something less than exactly what you want, and you do not have to pay top dollar for old items that are worn and not really very pretty. When you cannot find the right window treatments, it is best to make your own. Use these easy ways to make holdbacks and gorgeous glass tieback pins, and enjoy finishing your windows with exclusive and eye-catching accessories. They will look amazing.
Easy No-Sew Blue and Brown Drapery Tiebacks
It is incredibly easy to make no-sew fabric drapery or curtain tiebacks with inexpensive cotton fabric. Shop Walmart’s sewing and craft department for ready-cut fabric squares in small packages. They are neatly folded and cost just .99 cents each. They are just the right size for making two cloth holdbacks. Look for chocolate brown and sky-blue. The colors are gorgeous together, and with a product called Fray Check by Dritz, you will not have to stitch the edges to prevent fraying.
Begin by cutting the cloth squares in half lengthwise. Using the special nozzle attachment, apply the Fray Check to all of the raw edges. Lay them on sheets of paper towels until the adhesive dries completely. Although the edges will not fray, they still will not look as neat as if they were hemmed. Fold the longest sides toward the center to hide the treated edges. Fold one side over to the other and back to the center to create a fabric scarf that is approximately two-inches wide. Do the same with the other pieces of fabric. Stack a blue one on top of a brown one, and twist them around one another to make both hues visible. Pin the ends together to hold them in place until completing the glass pin.
How to Assemble Beautiful and Highly Unique Glass Pins
The finished glass pins will look far more stylish than anything available in stores. Shop for glass medallions in the jewelry section of a craft store. The design that you choose should have a hole in the center. Use the first photo as a guide. You will also need tacks that have long pins with attached hooks and clear stoppers, a pair of pliers and clear-drying epoxy.
Crazy Tackz are the best option for making your own glass drapery pins. They can be found in craft stores where upholstery tacks and related supplies are located. If you prefer to shop online, visit CrazyTackz.com to find and order the style with the clear round stopper. You will also find many more unique styles that can be used in countless other ways.
Begin by mixing the two separate components of clear-drying epoxy resin. Use a pair of pliers to carefully bend the Crazy Tackz hooks outward as necessary. Using a toothpick, apply the epoxy resin to the clear stopper on the first hook. Place it through the hole in the glass medallion, and set it upside down on top of a small cup or something similar. Allow the epoxy to dry completely before handling further and attaching them to tiebacks and walls.
Source: Professional Home Decorating and Advanced Crafting Experience