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Wrap a curtain rod in jute for contemporary cottage style.
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Lay the curtain rod on a flat surface and attach the end of the twine 1/4 inch from one end using hot glue. Wind two more passes, gluing each pass to the rod.
By rolling the rod across a flat surface as you wind the twine, you avoid kinks caused by holding the rod still and winding twine around it.
Keep tension on the twine as you push the curtain rod away from you and wind twine onto the rod. After every dozen rows, press the loops tightly together along the rod to eliminate gaps.
If you need to take a break while winding, glue a loop to the curtain rod to hold the coils in place. Later, you can pick up where you left off.
Continue wrapping the curtain rod until you reach 1/4 inch from the opposite end. Glue at least two coils in place and cut off the rest of the twine. Use scissors to snip off any long fibers.
Screw the two finials on the ends. Then mount a bracket on each side of the window. Hang curtain panels (#435943 shown) from the rings, thread the rod through the rings, and rest the rod on the brackets.
We used a narrow rope that allows the round curtain rings (#275046) to slide along the rod.