I like curtains. They’re like art work, they’re on display. And you know what, curtains are biblical! Okay so that last line was kind of a joke, although the tabernacle/ temple of God did have curtains in it and they were important!
A curtain or veil is what was used to separate the holiest part of the temple off from the rest. Behind this curtain is where the priest went to meet God, and offer incense to Him. ( More on that below.) And when Christ died on the cross, this curtain was torn in two. It symbolized that we no longer need a priest to go between us and God. Amazing huh! God is good!
Anyways, I decided that my curtains were too short. I like the “drag on the floor” look. But do you know how expensive curtains are?!?!? Especially the long ones that I’d need for my house. So since I’m not super picky about the details on the way things look, I decided to make some myself!
My curtains before the project. In this picture you can see that I lowered my curtain rod to try to achieve the length of my curtains that I wanted, but it just looked funny having the rod so close to the window.
First I went to my favorite store…Salvation Army (on half day) and got some blue curtains. I was bummed because they had 2 different shades of dark blue and once I got home I realized I should have went with the other set of curtains that were a tad bit lighter, but since I only paid$3.50 for the ones I had bought, it was okay. Can’t come out perfect every time when you’re using Salvation Army as your only option!
My blue curtains in tack... soon to be cut apart!
I cut the loops off my white curtains. Then I cut the blue curtains so that I could add it to the top of my white curtains.
Then I sewed it together and then added 2 more seams at the top of the blue part for the curtain rod tunnel (yeah I just made that term up because I'm not sure what it's really called. You know me, professional as always!)
A few weeks later I found a set of these glass tie backs, 6 for $10, at a yard sale. Not a bad price if you ask me.
Finished product, draggy drapy curtains, with the rod moved up to where it belongs. Love it!
Total cost: $6.80
That total cost includes the 2 glass tie backs. My white curtains were free, thanks to my aunt. They originally were cream but I bleached them white. The blue curtains were $3.50. And the tie backs came out to $1.66 each. I love when I can do it myself and save some money too!
I loved to hear if any of you have ever done a “do it yourself” project. It might give me more ideas too!
With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Mark 15:37-38
5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old. 8 Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, 9 he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John” Luke 1:5-13
Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue, purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim you shall weave them. Exodus 26:1