Lately this blog has been about baby stuff, Mother’s Day, and baby bumps. Where did my house projects go? Well, this house project is related to baby because it’s for the nursery. BUT it’s still a house project! I added grommets to curtains we purchased at Target. Each panel is $10, which for blackout curtains is pretty reasonable. They are thick and really keep out almost all light, which will help the baby sleep… right? Mothers out there, the blackout curtains will always make my baby sleep through the night… please back me up on this.
Anyway, these curtains fit perfectly into the vision of our nursery (which is still forming, but it was a step in the right direction). The only thing wrong was there were no grommets. The hubs doesn’t have too many strong opinions about decorating, but when he does I listen. When he speaks up, it is good advice. He said grommets would add a lot to the curtains, and now that we added them, I love them! We added grommets to the living room curtains that I made (check that out here).
Here is how I get grommets on regular old curtains:
1) We ordered white grommets from Amazon since we couldn’t find any in the stores.
2) Let the measuring begin! Measure how wide the panel is, then divide by the number of grommets you want each panel to have. The secret is to have an even number of grommets. My panels are 42 inches wide and I used 6 grommets on each panel.
3) Use the materials these amazing grommets come with! This package came with a measuring tool to help make marks on the curtains to cut the holes. LOVE THIS.
4) Once you measure twice (or even three times) start cutting out the holes for the grommets!
5) Cut each hole, then put the grommet in. This way the two pieces of fabric don’t move around. Cut one hole, add a grommet. Repeat.
AND NOW you’ve got grommets.