You won’t believe how the curtain rods and curtains can change the whole look of your room into a new level by making your space more finished, beautiful, and cozy.
The even better news is that how simple and easy you can make custom DIY curtain rods. Below we have picked up 20 of the best DIY curtain rods ideas to inspire you.
Affordable Industrial Farmhouse Pipe Curtain Rods
Made of inexpensive pipe pieces and comes with the modern farmhouse décostyle, this DIY industrial farmhouse curtain rod will work perfectly in any of your spaces.
These DIY curtain rods require little-to-no skills. Everyone can build it effortlessly with some pipe pieces. Once it’s been completed, you can hang these curtain rods with your beautiful curtains on the windows.
You can get cheaper and clean pipe pieces from Target because those you find at the hardware store are expensive and dirty.
Custom Copper Curtain Rods for Bay Windows
Repurpose the copper rods to make lovely curtain rods at home is pretty simple and economical.
Copper is a great material for home decoration. It looks beautiful and modern when it’s new, while it becomes even more undeniably gorgeous when it ages and develops a patina.
If you love copper and already have some copper light fixtures and hardware, these DIY custom copper curtain rods can be your best choice. Read the full guide to make your own DIY custom copper curtain rods that will fit any space.
Easy DIY Copper Pipe Curtain Rods
This Pretty DIY Curtain Rods inspiration was shared by a couple live in North Carolina. They made their curtain rods after discovering how limited the options were at their local hardware stores.
This project is simple and inexpensive. It can be done in under an hour and only cost under $80, which is much less than it would cost you to buy them at the store.
To make the rod more mixed and match, you can paint the white curtain clip rings with copper spray paint.
Cheap Curtain Rods with DIY Finials
Looking for an attractive, simple, and cheap curtain rod for each of the windows in your home? Then you should have a look at these cheap curtain rods with DIY finials.
You can begin by spray painting all of the hardware to get the look you want. Materials needed for these curtain rods are a 1/2 inch electrical conduit, corner braces, 1/2 inch one-hole straps, and nuts and bolts to attach the straps to the braces.
As for the finials, they are made from cabinet knobs. One of the big advantages to use cabinet knobs is how unlimited the option you can choose the exact look to match your room.
Fancy Dancy Curtain Rods
These fancy-dancy curtain rods are made out of wooden honey oak towel holders. It is simple, clean, and features a rustic style.
The beauty of wooden is there are a million different styles and sizes available. You can simply cut, paint, distress, and glaze them. This way you can get any size you want and choose any look you love.
You can also use sandpaper to distress the edges.
DIY Cheapest Curtain Rods Ever
This DIY curtain rod can add customized window treatments to your home. By upcycling those useless curtain rods, this DIY curtain rod as well as the finials is a pretty friendly budget.
The materials are quite simple – leftover curtain rod and small coat hooks. You can also use an inexpensive electrical conduit as an alternative.
Be careful to measure how wide your rods are and find the perfect hooks that would hold them.
DIY Curtain Rods And Brackets
It is a great beginner project you can take less than 2-hours of work time. This project involves only four steps to complete if you’re designing around a window:
- Determine the size of the curtain rod
- Create the curtain rod brackets
- Cut the conduit pipe
- Spray paint the curtain hardware
Tree Branch Curtain Rod
Who knew a piece of a tree branch from your yard would inspire beautiful DIY curtain rods? That’s exactly what you can do on your own.
This tree branch curtain rod can remind you of the feel of nature. It’s ok to use branches that are not perfectly straight. You can use these tie-top curtains to adjust the height.
You can choose to paint or spray with your favorite color on the sticks, or you can simply leave them rough and natural.
DIY Curtain Rods
This has to be one of the most creative ideas to make use of dowel rods and ping pong balls! Make them your beautiful curtain rods and the finials!
Make the dowel rod into a curtain rod is easy and simple. All you need is to find one at the store and make it spraypainted. It wouldn’t sag in the middle even without a support bracket.
Hook and Board Curtain Holder
This DIY curtain holder is relatively complicated than the other projects we are listed in this article. But it is good-looking and can save you a lot of money.
It is made out of reclaimed wood. The key process of making this project is to buy a set of hooks and screw them into a weathered board at evenly-spaced intervals.
Once it is finished, you can hang your tab-top or tie-top curtains from the hooks.
Gorgeous Twig Curtain Rod
Who won’t love these bright windows? It’s relaxing and amazing to sit down by the window and slowly read a book.
To make your little reading spot area more finished and cozy, you will not miss out on this free idea to make this gorgeous twig curtain rods and curtains.
You can start with gathering your twigs and the tools. You will need one branch for the rod and two Y-shaped branches for your brackets. The tools are drill, screws, garden shears to cut branches and a stiff drink.
You can read this guide on how to make a gorgy gorgeous twig curtain rod.
Make Curtain Rods Out of Electrical Conduit
You can easily make DIY custom curtain rods with electrical conduits that look just like those sold at the store.
Electrical conduits can be one of the best materials for curtain rods. They are cheap, in long lengths, and require fewer brackets than PVC because they are more rigid and will not sag easily.
You can also make cheap and easy finials out of furniture knobs.
DIY Curtain Rods
These beautiful DIY curtain rods were inspired by Restoration Hardware.
It is a budget-friendly DIY. You can make these gorgeous, real wood, DIY curtain rods at a cost of less than $35.
Not to mention that it is also easy to make. You can start by measuring to drill the hole, then using the hole saw to cut out a semicircle from each bracket. You can sand the rough edges and beat up the stained brackets.
Creative Way To Hang Curtains
Made out of thick long bamboo, this creative curtain rod is rustic and can remind you of nature with the overall organic feel.
There are also beautiful curtain rings made of sisal rope to helo you hang the curtains.
DIY Outdoor Curtain Rod
This is a super cheap and inexpensive curtain rod project that is designed especially for your outdoor place!
It is super easy to make and it only requires a few cheap supplies – a custom length of conduit, steel pipe hangers, and curtain rod clips.
DIY Bay Window Curtain Rod
This DIY curtain rod is perfect for designing around a bay window or space with angles. It features custom bents to fit the wall space with those wood corner connectors.
It is also a good fit for large windows. The bigger rod can cover your entire room’s interior.
In addition to the wood corner connectors, you will also need a wooden dowel, wood wall brackets, end finials, and spray paint to complete this project.
Update An Old Curtain Rod
Instead of replacing your old curtain rods with the new ones, update your old curtain rod to a new level can be a great idea that not only can make custom curtain rod to match your home decor but also help you save big.
You won’t believe how easy and fast it is to update your old curtain rod. You can keep it simple by only spray painting the parts of the rod that would be showing.
DIY Galvanized Outdoor Curtain Rod
Made out of galvanized EMT electrical pipe on the wall and galvanized pipe elbow on the corner, This DIY outdoor curtain rod is unbeatable in stability and durability.
This project required a little bit more effort to complete, but nothing is overwhelming. You can simply start by measuring the length of the 3 walls which were going to hold the curtains and get all the pipes cut in size accordingly.
If you have a back porch that needs window designing, follow this step-by-step guide to DIY galvanized outdoor curtain rod.
DIY Long Curtain Rods
Wondering how to make curtain rods that long enough for sunrooms and big windows? Then this DIY curtain rod shared at craftivitydesigns it is.
The best part is how those long curtain rods work perfectly with your white curtains. They will look casual, breezy, and offer a wonderful scenic view.
Cheap Painted Branch Curtain Rod
If you love to add some rustic style to your place, this basic, simple, and cheapest curtain rod would be your go-to window treatment.
This DIY project is perfect for little windows that come with a cozy mood. You only need to find a tree branch and paint it with the color you love, then attach the branch to the wall.
Choose the branch that is not too heavy or too flimsy. The right size with a diameter of about 1.5 inches can be a good choice.
That’s all of the DIY curtain rods projects we wish to share with you today. These DIY curtain rods are such a great alternative to expensive curtain rods at stores. If you want something to treat your window, go and try one or two of the ideas out!