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Shabby Chic Tie Back

I wanted some tie backs for some window sheers….nothing too heavy, something inexpensive and something I could make in less than 30 minutes.

I gathered together my supplies:

  • Ribbons
  • Flowers
  • Drawer pulls
  • Wooden mount {I didn’t want to put a hole in the wall to accommodate the drawer pulls so I used a wooden mount with a nail instead….a nail hole is much easier to cover than a bigger hole.

  1. Gather your supplies ironing the ribbon if necessary and cutting to size the wood you will use if necessary.
  2. Cut all ribbons in half and arrange in two piles laying it out as desired.  
  3. Using a small rubber band or a piece of string tie the ribbon at a little less than the midway point.  You don’t want the ribbon to hang evenly…you want it somewhat staggered.
  4. Wrap the rubber band or string around the back of the drawer pull.
  5. Sew or hot glue flowers {or buttons} on to the ribbon.
  6. Drill a hole in the top center portion of your wood and screw in the drawer pull.
  7. Using a staple gun staple a piece of twine to the upper back area of the wood or place a mounting bracket on the back.
  8. Place nail in the wall near your window.  Hang your curtain tie back.

Enjoy!  hugs, mb

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Jenn/Rook No. 17

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Mary Beth, your tiebacks are absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”. I decided to take a week off from the party to allow me the time to visit my friends out in the blogosphere, so…here I am!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Melody Kittles

Monday 21st of May 2012

Wow! You got a really good deal on those drawer pulls! I always have to pay $1 for mine...but that's still a good price, I suppose. :) I love what you did with them! I think I could do that in my kitchen and have a beautiful accent over my kitchen window. I'm going to have to try it!