I made the curtains for our house. Nothing fancy just simple straight rod pocket curtains. I usually put the curtains on a tension rod and stick the rod inside the frame of the window. We open the curtains daily to let in as much light as possible, so I needed curtain tie back hooks to keep the curtains open. Curtain tie back hooks can be expensive. A lot of the ones I looked at were too big and gaudy for what I wanted. I wanted simple and sleek. So I got the idea to use coat hooks. They are basically the same thing, coat hooks are just a little smaller.
|Here is the curtain hanging down with the coat|
hook next to the window frame.
|This is the coat hook, pretty nice huh?|
|Here the curtains are open and being held back|
with the coat hooks.
|Close up of the curtain and the coat hook!|
|This is another curtain that I used coat hooks|
for the tie back hooks. The hook is to the left
of the window.
|Very small coat hook.|
|Open curtains with coat hooks as tie|
|Close up of the curtain and coat hook.|
For the first 4 pictures (the brown curtains) I don't actually tie back these curtains. I just have the hooks hold the fabric back. It works great. I got these hooks at IKEA a few years ago.
In the next 4 pictures, I used silver hooks that I got at Walmart. They are much smaller than the IKEA hooks. For these curtains, I do tie them back. The hooks are too small to hold all of the fabric back. I took some ribbon that matched my curtains and made a big loop, tied it in a knot, and hooked it around the coat hook.
And there you have it, an inexpensive way to get curtain tie back hooks!