When I got the curtains home and hung on the curtain rod, I decided they were a little long for my window (especially since it's the window that overlooks the huge garden tub in my Master Bathroom). I thought for a minute (picture Winnie the Pooh tapping his head with a serious expression on his face), then I came to the conclusion that 'tying' the curtains back would make the curtains not hang so low (or give the illusion of 'shortening' the hem up a bit). The other option was to shorten the hem myself, using my wonderful sewing machine, but that sounded like too much work. *sorry for the quality of the pictures, it is quite difficult to take great pictures when your window is being back lit from the outside...
I grabbed some felt lace (bought on a spool from Michael's for probably a $1-already in my stash) and some push pins.
I then pulled the curtains to each side, wrapping the lace around the fabric, and used the push pins to secure it to the wall. I made a number of small-ish holes in the wall, trying to find the right placement of the ties in relation to the curtain draping.
Even my hubby thought it looked nice---and he rarely notices curtains in any room :)
How about you, have you tried something with your home decor that you never thought you'd like?