How to Make Decorative Curtain Rings

altIf you have drapery or curtain panels hanging in your home and would like an easy way to add a pop of color to them that will create more interest not only to the draperies, but to the entire room, then this DIY decorating idea is for you. 

It is also a great way to use up fabric scraps from previous projects. The process is very quick and easy – no sewing or painting involved. Using the fabric method – you will not damage the curtain rings at all, so when you need a change or want to return them to their initial state – it is a simple as unwrapping the fabric.

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric or decorative paper napkin
  • Mod Podge or white glue
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Small paint brush


Here is what the wooden curtain rings look like before and after the fabric wrapping. I covered the gold and white ring with a decorative paper napkin.


alt

Cut 1/4" strips from fabric or a decorative napkin.  The longer the strip the better. One very long strip – 32" would be ideal to cover the the entire ring.  My napkin was only about 12" long.  The fabric scrap I used was only 10" long, but it still works.   When working with short strips you will need to overlap the ends to each strip.

alt

 

 To cover the ring with fabric – tape one end of a strip of 1/4" fabric along one side of the hook on the ring.  Wrap the strip over the tape to hide, then continue to wrap the fabric tightly around the wood ring overlapping the edges of the fabric as you go around. Make sure to keep your wrapping tight.  When the strip comes to an end, use a small piece of tape to secure to the ring.  Tape a new strip on top of the previous one.  Wrap that strip around the tape to hide and continue to wrap in this way until the ring is covered.

alt

 

To secure end of strip, cover with a coat of Mod Podge or white glue and let dry.

alt

 

Using a Decorative Paper Napkin – wrap the paper napkin strip around the ring as stated above for the fabric. The difference is when the ring is covered you want to coat the entire ring with Mod Podge to protect the paper. I used the Matte finish as I did not want the rings to be shiny. 

alt

alt

 

Use wire to make a clothesline to string the curtain rings on so they can dry.

alt

 

When dry they are ready to hang.

alt