Baby number 2 will be here in a couple months and I wanted to get the nursery decorating out of the way. It’s just one less thing we have to worry about during the final stretch. Our theme has been sort of neutral (think whites and grays) with pops of color throughout – and for some reason, I thought silver blackout curtains would go great with the theme. Well, it turns out that those silver curtains were a little darker than anticipated, but I didn’t want to return them because they were an awesome deal!
Instead, I decided to continue those pops of color to the curtains. And what’s a more elegant way to do that than with tulle?! To be completely honest, my creativity level is at “decent stick figure,” so I tried to scour Pinterest for some cute ideas. But wouldn’t you know it, Pinterest didn’t have the kind of idea I was looking for. So I improvised (not always recommended for someone with my DIY skills). Of course I had a few flop ideas at first, but finally came up with a cute way to incorporate the tulle that didn’t look tacky, was super easy, and extremely budget-friendly (check out my other Nursery on a Budget ideas here)! AND it is the perfect DIY for someone with minimal skill level.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- A roll of tulle in each desired color – these ones are super cheap and easy to use!
(we used pink, mint, and ivory)
Yes, that’s literally all you need for this simple and easy DIY – no sewing or crazy crafting going on over here.
How to Make No-Sew DIY Tulle Curtains
These No-Sew DIY Tulle Curtains are super easy to make and didn’t take too much time at all! First, you’ll need to determine how long you want the tulle to hang down. I simply took my roll of tulle over to the curtain rod, tied one end to the rod, and rolled the tulle down. Then I cut the tulle where I wanted it to hang to.
Once you have your desired length, untie the tulle from the rod and lay it flat on the floor. Then roll out more tulle to the same length until you have 3 strips of each color. (I decided that 3 of each color was enough pigment for our needs, but you can change this number depending on how opaque and thick you want it)
*Repeat this step for as many slots as you need on your rod – I placed them between each ring, so we had a total of 4 sets (12 strips of each color in total).
After all the strips are cut, bundle your tulle together in your desired color combination (I bundled 3 strips of each color). Then take the bundle over to the curtain rod and tie between the rings.
Keep in mind, you can adjust how tight and how much tulle you want sticking out on the top to make it look exactly how you want it.
*Repeat this step as many times as necessary for your curtains
And that’s it! You now have a beautiful tulle curtain accent in 3 easy steps! The color combination and customization are endless, so have fun with your creation! Don’t forget to come back and leave a comment with how it worked for you!