DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

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Today I will show you how to make this easy and very affordable DIY Rustic Curtain Rod. My sister in law gave me this idea to just take a long wooden stick instead of an ol’ boring rod. Besides, they are just so expensive and way too overpriced in my opinion. This adds such a rustic feel to your modern house and makes everything so much more comfortable.

Here are some more pictures of other windows in my house (yes, we used wood curtain rods for all of our windows except one). And that one we didn’t use wood branches, because it’s huge and it would’ve been difficult to find such a long branch.

DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

This DIY will barely cost you anything. It is nothing compared to buying a curtain rod in the store for $80 each! So let’s get started!

What you need:

  • a wood stick
  • jute twine
  • a set of wall brackets
  • lacquer spray

On a beautiful winter morning me and my honey went out for a walk in his parents’ woods. We have the advantage of his parents having a little forest in their backyard, so we can get any kinds of wood from there for free!DIY Rustic Curtain RodWe chose a tree and cut off 3 even pieces. Once we were home, honey measured the length that we needed on the windows and cut them accordingly. Then, he applied a few lacquer layers with a spray can that you can buy here. We let that dry for about 12-24 hours. This also got rid of the smell.

Now it was my turn!

I used our jute twine that I had bought at Dollarama to attach the wooden sticks to the wall brackets.

Just kidding, it wasn’t really my turn. Honey first had to attach the wall brackets to the wall and then it was ACTUALLY my turn.

DIY Rustic Curtain Rod


I had bought these in our dollar store as well. It came with a curtain rod and only cost me $3 compared to walmart which sells only the wall brackets for $7.99.

When installing your curtain wall brackets, keep in mind how high you want your rods to hang. See the picture below to give you an idea of what a difference the height makes.

DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

Now, all I had left to do was attach the jute twine to an appropriate length that I liked.

DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

I went around the wooden stick as well as the wall bracket twice to make sure that it hangs properly.

And that’s all there is to it!

We basically spent just over $10 (3 sets of wall brackets that were $3 each) and have some pretty curtain rods!

Let me know what you think!

DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

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