I bet it happened to all of you at least once in your life: finding a beautiful home decor item and thinking it is damn too overpriced! Exactly what I taught when found out about this beautiful item from
- standard tieback
- copper paint
- marble contact paper (or your preferred texture)
1. Start by my painting copper the lace that keeps the two magnets together. You will probably need to add a second and third coat of paint to cover properly the original color.
2. Now cut square shaped pieces of contact paper, a bit bugger than the two magnets because we need to be able to cover also the thickness. Stick it on the front and before bending the sides make some diagonal cuts like shown in the picture. This makes it easier to bend on the sides but it majorly depends on the shape of your magnets: more complex shapes equal more diagonal cuts. Then just bend them over, cutting off the overlapping or exceeding parts.
Repeat these steps to the other magnet and to all the the tiebacks you need for your home. Well done! Do you like my reinterpretation? I went for marble paper just because my curtains are completely white, thus making plain white tiebacks wouldn’t have had too much sense. You may want to use some grey texture, to emulate stone, or wood if you have that kind of accents at home. Basically, feel free to use the color or texture that best suits your curtains and home.. It’s all about making it how you love! Happy crafting ladies!