DIY Steampunk Curtain Ties

6 Different Steampunk Curtain Tie DIYS to subtly transform your decor! Materials & Tools are listed below by project. So let’s get to makin’!

Spring & Gear Steampunk Curtain Tie

  • 8-12 springs (depending on the thickness of your curtain)
  • Grandfather clock gear
  • Flat nosed pliers & jump rings

Steps:

  1. Link the springs together. (My springs are open ended, but if yours are closed ended connect your springs with a jump ring using your flat nosed pliers.) Link 4-6 springs together then add your grandfather clock gear.
  2. Next, add the remaining 4-6 springs to your gear & spring chain.
  3. Gather your curtain and place your spring & gear chain around it, connecting the two spring ends. (Again, mine are open ended so connecting them was simple; however, if your springs are closed ended, use a jump ring as detailed in Step 1.)

Skeleton Key & Chain Steampunk Curtain Tie

  • Skeleton key
  • Chain
  • 4 jump rings
  • Flat nosed pliers
  • Measuring tape
  • lobster claw or hook

Steps:

  1. Gather your curtain and measure out how much chain you need. Cut the amount needed.
  2. Add your lobster claw or hook to the end of your chain using a jump ring and your flat nosed pliers.
  3. Next, attach your skeleton key to your chain wherever you desire using your jump rings and your flat nosed pliers.
  4. Last, gather your curtain and place the chain around it and secure by connecting your lobster claw or hook to the last loop of your chain.

Ribbon & Gear Steampunk Curtain Tie

  • Ribbon
  • Grandfather clock gear
  • Needle & thread
  • Scissors
  • Clamp-hook
  • Measuring tape

Steps:

  1. Gather your curtain and measure its gathered width. Add a 1/2 inch. This width will equal the length of your ribbon.
  2. Cut your ribbon to your needed length.
  3. Next, fold one end of your ribbon around your grandfather clock gear. This is where your 1/2 inch allowance is used.
  4. With your needle & thread, sew the fold in place. Be sure to tie a sturdy knot. Cut off the excess thread.
  5. Place your clamp-hook on the other end of the ribbon.
  6. Gather your curtain once again and wrap the ribbon around it. Secure the tie in place by fishing the hook onto your gear.

Lightbulb, Velvet Ribbon & Gear Steampunk Curtain Tie

  • Velvet ribbon (or an old choker: if you do use an old choker you can skip ahead to Step 3)
  • Grandfather clock gear
  • Chain
  • Wire & wire cutters
  • Flat nosed pliers
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Lightbulb or (lightbulbs)
  • 2 ribbon ends (or crimps)
  • 4 jump rings

Steps:

  1. Gather your curtain and measure its gathered width. Next measure your gear. Subtract your gear’s width from your curtain width. This width is equal to the length of your ribbon.
  2. On each end of your velvet ribbon, place a ribbon end (or crimp) using your flat nosed pliers.
  3. Attach your gear to one end of your velvet ribbon with a jump ring using your flat nosed pliers. Set aside.
  4. For this step you’ll need wire and wire cutters. Grab your lightbulb and begin wire wrapping its base. Be sure to create a loop so that you can connect the lightbulb (or lightbulbs) to your gear (and/or chain). Cut off excess wire.
  5. Connect your lightbulb to your gear using a jump ring and your flat nosed pliers (through the wire loop). Optional: you can attach another lightbulb to your gear. I suggest attaching the 2nd lightbulb to chain and then attaching the chain to your gear. It will give your curtain tie another added dimension.
  6. Last, wrap your velvet ribbon (or choker) around your gathered curtain and secure by connecting the loose end of your ribbon to the other side of your gear with a jump ring using your flat nosed pliers.

Clamp, Chain & Gear Steampunk Curtain Tie

  • C-Clamp
  • Grandfather clock gear
  • Chain (approximately 1-2 inches)
  • 2 jump rings
  • Flat nosed pliers

Steps:

  1. Attach your grandfather clock gear to the middle of your c-clamp with a jump ring and flat nosed pliers.
  2. Next, attach your chain to the bottom of the gear with a jump ring and flat nosed pliers.
  3. Attach the loose end of the chain to the hoop part of the c-clamp with a jump ring and pliers.
  4. Gather your curtain and hook your c-clamp around it. Last, clamp your curtain in place.

Clamp Simply Steampunk Curtain Tie

  • C-Clamp

Steps:

  1. Gather your curtain and position your c-clamp around it.
  2. Screw closed!

Enjoy your fabulous Steampunked Curtains!

 

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under D.I.Y.

One response to “DIY Steampunk Curtain Ties

  1. just AWESOME…………….. the curtains as well the holdbacks..!!! they are really good…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s