Today I want to share a SUPER simple DIY that we did in less than 40 minutes in our master bedroom. My husband and I both agreed we wanted black out curtains in our master. However,
we I could not find pre-made black out curtains that we I liked. Most of them were stiff and well cheap looking even when they were super expensive. So who ya gonna call when you have a design dilemma? Meme Buster! (Sorry for the cheesey joke there.)
As we were talking she mentioned just buying black out material and cutting it to match the length of the curtains I like. Genius! So that’s what I did and let me tell you…this could not have been more cost efficient and simple!
- Curtains you love (number you need will depend on how many windows and how long the windows are…ours are standard size and we have 2 so I have 4 curtains total)
- Black out material (again amount depends on number of curtains you need)
- To calculate the amount of material per curtain you need to know the length of each curtain. The material is already the same width so once you know the length of the curtain, multiply that number times the number of curtains you need (4 for us) then that’s how much black out material you’ll need to have cut from the bolt.
- Curtain rod(s)
- Curtain rings/clips (again depends on how many/how long your windows are)
- LARGE Flat surface for cutting
Place your curtain on top of the black out material and match the bottom corners. You’ll see here how it’s the perfect width already.
Cut the black out material along the edge of the curtain to make them the same length. The scissors will just slide through the fabric like butter. You do not need to hem the black out material because it doesn’t fray.
As you notice we had 2 types of curtain rings. One the clip was attached to the ring and you slide the whole thing on after you’ve clipped. The second the clip hooks onto the ring after you have hung up the rod. They both work well and I don’t really have a preference one over the other.