Sunday, November 8, 2009

Seashell Curtain Tiebacks

I am joining Susan at   for Metamorphosis Monday and Cheri at  for Its So Very Creative Monday. I love the beach and my living room is decorated beachy country style. I have seashells just lying around waiting to be used. I have made several things for my living room with shells, A wreath and a flower arrangement but decided my windows need something beachy. So I came up with tiebacks, Really simple to do, All you need for the project are seashells that are similar in size and color, rope or ribbon, I used rope type that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, a drill and drill bits- a small one and a larger one,  also a old phone book to place the shells on when you drill.

These 2 shells look pretty, think I will use them

Drill a small hole on each side of the shell, using the small drill bit, then using the larger drill bit make the holes bigger so your rope can be inserted. Sorry the picture is not to good, but you get the idea.

Insert rope into a hole and bring over and insert into the other hole, place around your curtains and tie the ends together, adjust, instant tiebacks. I have hooks that I slip my tiebacks on. I think they look good.

After making my tiebacks, I began searching the internet and found these:

I think I can make mind look prettier, I will be making a trip to Hobby Lobby this week in search of tassels.
I will let you know how they turned out. Thanks for stopping by. Patricia


  1. Great job--Thanks for sharing. I hope you will post this to my party Its So Very Creative.

    This is a great, money saving idea.


  2. I am adding you to my feed to follow.


  3. What wonderful tiebacks. They look so coastal and perfect. The tassels are just wonderful, that's a super idea also. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  4. I am so glad you posted to the party--can I get you to post my link or button.