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Quick Tip Tuesday:: Hiding The Clips On Curtain Rings

Hey friends!!
You may have seen this trick before but let me tell you, it’s rocking my world right now.
I’m a huge fan of curtain ring clips for how easy they make hanging curtains, and having the little clips visible never bothered me like I know it does to many.
I used them on the drop cloth curtains I stenciled for our dining room…..
..they’re hanging from my DIY curtain rods in our master….
….and I’ve used them in all my houses countless times over the years. Clips are great for customizing the length of a curtain because you can fold over the top and make them the perfect length, and rings are great for curtains that are frequently pulled closed because they slide on the rod easily.
With this little trick you can still take advantage of the ease and function of the ring clip, without seeing it – a small detail that I think gives a curtain a really lovely finished touch.
These curtains below hung in my 15 year old Hannah’s room – simple white panels from Target, not hung on clip rings since the panels have back tabs that the rod slides into. Two issues with them:  they didn’t slide easily on the rod and the unlined panels did not block out the sun very well,  preventing my poor little sleep-loving girl from slumbering away the summer
(as well as the misfortune of having a mother who likes to open everyone’s curtains with
an annoyingly cheerful RISE & SHINE!!)
This time around I bought Ikea Merete curtains, lined with the Target curtains, and hung them with clip rings. The Merete curtains are supposed to be room darkening, but on their own they were still not light-blocking enough for my sleep lover.
The “lined” curtains on rings are working out so much better for curtains that get pulled open and shut daily.
just pinch the back of the curtains and clip the rings an inch or so down from the top.
You can do this before you hang the curtain and then slide the rings onto the rod,

or hang the rings on the rod and then clip the curtains up.


When the curtains are pulled closed the pinched areas are not very noticeable.
The curtains hang so nicely this way and I like just the hint of the ring at the top.
It’s the “simple details” that make the difference as my friend Pam would say 🙂

(Now to steam out the wrinkles, anyone want to come over and do that for me?? Mom?? I’ll feed you :))

Enjoy the day!

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gina jagim

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Love this because I love curtains hungs on rings -- curtains are easier to adjust and to WASH!

Kris Jarrett

Friday 11th of September 2015

Love this tip!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

Such a good trick! I use that one too sometimes when my curtains end up a bit too long... love it!

pam {simple details}

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

This is too funny, I have a similar post in the works but still needed to get out my sewing machine and take a couple photos. I do the same with my Ikea curtains, except I sew the pleat much for that post! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

such a smart idea! i have these clips in a couple places.:)