My husband and I have been married for almost 7 years and we have never had curtains, so when I found some sheer maroon fabric at a thrift store for only $2, I decided to make curtains and with curtains comes the need for a curtain rod. My husband was working on a project and had about 6 feet extra of 1/2 inch PVC pipe and I quickly snatched it up to see if it would be the right size. It was perfect!!! So my brain started turning and I came up with this:
I dug out a hole into 2 foam balls and then glued them to the ends of the PVC pipe.
Then I tightly wound Jute around the PVC pipe putting a little bit of glue about every 6 inches.
Painted the balls a cream color and glued on seashells
Then I took some of my broken not so nice looking shells and I smashed them with a hammer inside a plastic baggy and filled in all the empty spaces between the shells.
I used 2 strips of Jute to make the hanging loops so I could hang them from these:
and Instead of cutting the tails off the loops I drilled small holes in some seashells and hung them from the Jute.
Finally my living room is looking a little more like “Home Sweet Home”.