How to Use Leather Belts As Curtain Tiebacks
Bring a fashionable touch to your window treatments by keeping them held back with repurposed leather belts.
- leather belt
- measuring tape or tailor's tape
- drill or screwdriver
- drywall screw
- utility knife
Measure Thickness of Drapery
Use measuring tape to determine thickness of each drapery panel once properly gathered.
Wrap Belt Around Drapery
Gently pull drapery panels away from window and wall, then wrap belt around circumference.
Tighten and Mark Belt
With belt securely wrapped around drapery panel, tighten until drapery is properly pinched, creating an hourglass shape. Use marker to mark placement for additional hole which will keep the belt properly fit to the drapery panel.
Add Hole to Belt
Referring to mark made with marker, add a hole through the belt using nail and hammer along a flat, level surface.
Attach Belt to Wall
Use measuring tape and pencil to mark the wall at approximately 4 feet up from the floor. This is a great range for drapery panels approximately 8 feet in height. Wrap belt around drapery panel, then use drill or screwdriver to secure the belt directly to the wall approximately 10 inches in from the front edge of the buckle.
Secure Belt to Drapery
Tighten belt around drapery panel, securing in place with additional hole.