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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.

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Materials Needed:

  • leather belt
  • measuring tape or tailor's tape
  • marker
  • hammer
  • nail
  • 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.

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