I'd been thinking about doing burlap curtains for awhile when I found 1 and 1/2 rolls of gardening burlap at a yard sale - I paid $1.00 for them (happy dance) it normally sells for around $12 at Home Depot. I'd come across this tutorial for Burlap Swag Curtain on the blog Town and County Living and loved the way they looked and wanted to copy it in my Sunroom.
Here is what it looked like before - it just needed something to finish it up!
The roll of burlap was 3 feet wide by 24 feet long. My curtains needed to be 18 feet long - plus a bit more so the curtains had some swag to them.
It was a long piece of cloth. Andrew mounted the curtain rod for me (I reused one I already had, just spray painted it hammered silver). I knotted the swag on the left side and looped it over the rod using the picture from Town and Country as a guide. Once it was looped over the right side I tied another knot and just eye balled that they were even and then cut off the extra burlap.
Here it is all finished, probably took me ten minutes to do - mostly because I retied the knots a few times. I love how it looks and it cost me a $1.00 plus a can of spray paint but I have some of that left over for another project (wonder what that will be).
On a side note: Check out my awesome tin bucket planters, got those at a yard sale too and transplanted my house plants into them and they looks so cool!