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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Braided Curtain Tie Backs

After changing color schemes in our master bedroom with the new paint and headboard, the old blue curtain tie backs just didn't work anymore.

I wanted something that would tie in all the new colors though. 
What to do? Well, braid them all together of course!
I still had some fabric left from the headboard and some other fabric in the same colors that I ended up not using on the headboard. 

I cut the fabrics into strips about 2 inches wide and about twice as long as I wanted the tie backs to be leaving the edges raw. Then I followed the tutorial from Make It and Love It for braided headbands and created two braided strips for each tie back. Since they weren't a stretch fabric like with the headbands, I skipped stretching out the fabric. Once each braided strip was finished a sewed them together side by side by hand (I sort of used a whip stitch) and added a piece of fabric on each end. 
The fabric helped to finish off the edges of the braids and provides a smoother surface for sewing on the Velcro. Each piece of fabric was actually a sort of pocket that fit over the ends of the braids. Once the Velcro was attached, they were finished and ready to use on the curtains!

I love having all the colors of the room braided together!

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  1. Oh wow, that looks really great. Very eye catching. I love it all chunky and wide too! Super cute. Thanks for sharing your link with me! :)


    1. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the great tutorial on how to do the five strand braiding!

  2. Erin,
    These are beautiful! I love all the bright colors together. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.

  3. Hi! Thanks for linking to Tasteful Tuesdays! I LOVE the colors your chose. So perfect for the season. Just wanted to let you know you will be featured at this weeks party. The new link will be live Monday night at 8:30pm central time. Grab a featured button if you would like! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/10/maple-cream-cheese-frosting-french.html

  4. Beautiful job. I love the colors, and the fact that you can change the ties whenever you want. So cool! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

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  6. Hi Erin,
    These came out really cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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