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I made these DIY Dollar Tree curtain rods for my bonus daughter’s dorm room. I needed a quick, easy and most of all CHEAP solution for these large windows. They also needed to be a no-drill option.

My bonus daughter is an RA this semester and has her own room that is 3 separate living spaces combined. There’s a window measuring in at over 90″ in two of those rooms. Have you looked at curtain rods for a window that size?? It’s crazy expensive.

These curtain rods and no-drill rod hangers cost me $4 per window. At that price point, you literally can’t go wrong.

Let’s get in to the details! And in case you’d prefer the tutorial, here’s that as well.

Dollar Tree DIY Curtain Rod Supply List

DT Broom sticks (each stick it 49 1/2″ long, so how many you need depends on your window size. I used 2 per window)
DT Super glue (I used the gel)
DT Command hooks, large
Paper towels to clean off extra glue (Suggested)

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Dollar Tree DIY Curtain Rods And Brackets Assembly

These broom sticks have a handle on one end that pops off. The other end is where the broom is and that unscrews from the handle.

I saved the broom heads. Might as well have replacements, right?

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After removing the handle and the broom head, Get out your super glue. I suggest the gel since it doesn’t run as badly as other liquid glues.

You will be gluing the bottom of the broom stick where the head unscrewed in to the open end of the other broom stick.

I first tried applying the glue all over the screw part then sliding that in to the open end on the other broom stick.

This definitely worked well, there was just a lot of glue that squished out. It’s easily wiped off.

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On the second curtain rod, I applied the glue to the open end first.

This didn’t cause any squished out glue, but also didn’t seem like enough.

I added a little bit more to the very last section of that screw. Then I pushed them together. That did squish a little out, but a lot less than with the other curtain rod.

This is the less messy option I would suggest going with.

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No-Drill Dorm Room And Renter Friendly Curtain Rod Brackets

The downside to a lot of rental homes and dorm rooms is the no drilling holes rule. Command hooks are a great solution to that.

To hang these curtain rods, you’ll want to use the large command hooks that have a wider hook opening.

Depending on the weight of your curtains, you may want to add another hook at the center of the window.

That would add support and help keep the rod from drooping if you have heavier curtains.

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Cheap DIY Curtains

Flat twin bed sheets make perfect window curtains. I bought 2 packs of 6 white sheets on Amazon when hanging curtains in my living room. I had enough left over to use on this project.

You can either use the top of the sheet as a pocket, or you can use curtain rings to hang them. In my living room I used curtain rings. To save money and keep these minimal, we used the pocket.

Cut a slit on the back side of the sheet on each side at the top. Then just slide the curtain rod through.

All that’s left to do is set your curtain rod on your command cooks. I love easy DIY’s like this one!

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Finished DIY Curtain Rod And Bracket With Cheap DIY Curtains

These curtain rods have held up like a champ! We haven’t had to re-glue anything. We haven’t needed any added support. Seriously this was almost too easy.

Here’s a few pics of us decorating the window and how the curtain rods look.

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  1. Patio Shades

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.

    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous bloggger
    iif you are not already πŸ™‚ Cheers!

    1. Cherie

      Thank you, that is so kind of you to say! I love blogging and making YouTube tutorials. I’m still small-time but I am enjoying every minute of it. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks again for the comment!

  2. Virginia

    Sharing is caring!!😘😘

  3. Anita

    Love your idea and cost! Do you think this rod would work for my front porch? In the morning when the sun rises it can be blinding. Thanks 😊

    1. Cherie

      Thank you! I think it would work well on the porch. If it’s in a place where it might get wet when it rains you might think about using some type of spray paint to give it a protective finish so it doesn’t rust. I bet it would look great with some outdoor curtains though!

  4. anne

    In case anyone hasn’t told you today. You’re a genius!

    1. Cherie

      Thank you, you are too kind!

  5. Rochelle

    Genius! I need something for my pop-up camper and I think you just solved my problem!

    1. Cherie

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad this could be a solution for you, I hope it turns out great!

  6. Jen

    I recently moved into a house that has no curtain rod brackets and I have no luck with hammering in any nails. I’m definitely going to try this idea!!

    1. Cherie

      Awesome I hope this works well for you!

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