Charming Flower Tiebacks

Charming Flower Tiebacks

By Brenda Hyde

These are charming tie backs to use during the summer months inparticular, but they can be adapted to any time of year by changing the flowers.

You will need:

dried flowers-rose buds or other small blooms

Spanish Moss

Glue gun

1/2 inch satin ribbon

Tie a length of the ribbon around your curtain while gathering the fabric. Mark your length of ribbon, showing where the ribbon covers the front of the curtain. Cut the ribbon and lay it flat on a work surface.

Glue bits of Spanish Moss along the area you marked, which will be the part of the ribbon that is in the front of the gathered curtain. You want the moss to be evenly spaced and the same in fullness along the area. If it looks a little too "wild" trim it a little bit with scissors. Repeat for a second tie back.

Next, glue your rose buds or blooms into the moss until the area is as full as you wish it to look. Trim the moss of any stray ends you may have missed. When the tiebacks are dry attach it to your curtains!

The dried flowers do tend to get quite dusty after awhile, but this is so easy and inexpensive that you can make new ones each season! For variety try other dried flowers, or cut apart holiday picks and glue on for some neat seasonal looks.

About the author:

Brenda Hyde is the editor of Old Fashioned Living and a freelance writer. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children.


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