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There’s nothing that allures me into an article more than “free!” or “skip the store!” So, when I tell you that I have some free decorating ideas for you that won’t cost you a penny, I hope you know I’m not just trying to lure you into my blog post — or am I? Kidding! Instead of purchasing heavy tiebacks from a home decor store, try something you have sitting around the house — a worn leather belt, patterned necktie or jewelry for something more glam.

How to Use Neckties As Curtain Tiebacks

Add a masculine touch to draperies with a necktie. Tie a Windsor knot and let your tie hang loose, or attach it to the wall with Velcro for something more permanent. Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions >>

How to Use Leather Belts As Curtain Tiebacks

Desperate to tie back my own curtains and let in some sunlight last weekend, I reached for the first thing in sight: a skinny, worn leather belt. After some creative looping and knotting, I haven’t had the heart to remove it. It looks too good. Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions >>

How to Use Bracelets As Curtain Tiebacks

Put your abundance of bangles to use by repurposing them as curtain tiebacks. Here, a studded bracelet adds the perfect embellishment to a plain panel.

How to Use Necklaces As Curtain Tiebacks

We all have those necklaces we say we’re going to wear but never do. Turn them into tiebacks and add some color and dazzle to your space. Be sure to use large necklaces that will make a visual impact.

How to Use a Vintage Doorknob As a Curtain Tieback

You may not have heavyweight metal chain links sitting in your home, but you might have some in the garage or storage shed. To make it look less hardworking and more glamorous, spray-paint it in a bold new hue then attach to the wall with C-hooks. Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions >>

3 Responses

  1. Namo says:

    It's kind of like urban florals; it's very chic. Modern twist and DIY, hells yeah!

  2. nana says:

    granddoughter will love it

  3. joeanna anthony says:

    The bangle idea is kind of old one, my mom used it as tiebacks way back. The rest of them are pretty new to me.

Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...

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