On your short list of home projects to tackle are window treatments. Sure, they make a BIG impact, but the supplies needed to totally renovate them can be costly. Meet the answer to your affordable accenting prayers: the DIY macramé curtain. Simply round up a few items you already have in your craft closet, and put your knot-tying skills to the test. The final result is a subtle, made-with-love statement that *doesn’t* tap into your bank account. Scroll below to see how to get these dip-dyed beauties done.

You’ll need:

  • macramé rope (approximately 4 feet)
  • curtain rod
  • water
  • container
  • fabric dye
  • gloves


  1. Start with 12 strands (approximately four feet long) of macramé rope.
  2. Fold the top of each piece in half, forming a loop and tucking through to tie.
  3. Slide all 12 loops onto the curtain rod, spacing out evenly.
  4. Working from left to right, tie two strands together in an overhead knot three inches below the top. Complete all the way across.
  5. Repeat for the row below alternating knots between the strands.
  6. Complete for five rows or more (depending on the length of your rope).
  7. Put your gloves on. Dip the finished product in the dye. Soak for about 15 minutes.
  8. Let it dry.
  9. Secure it to a nearby window and admire your new boho-tastic accent.

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(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co; Styling by Alonna Morrison)