Sharing is caring!

Use this one curtain hanging hack, and you’ll never dread putting up curtains again. How to hang perfectly level curtain rods each and every time.

Use this one curtain hanging hack, and you'll never dread putting up curtains again. How to hang perfectly level curtain rods each and every time.

How to easily hang level curtain rods, no level or special tools required, with this one curtain hanging hack.

Related: Want to see more of those DIY Industrial Curtain Rods? Read my full source list and tutorials for how I’ve made them twice in our home.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • your curtain hardware – see my industrial curtain rod supplies here
  • a large square of cardboard
  • scissors
  • masking tape
  • pen or fine-tip marker
  • drill

Tutorial: How to Hang a Perfectly Level Rod

Watch this quick video below to watch this curtain hanging hack in action:

Here’s a quick step-by-step recap of the video above:

  1. Cut a square corner out of a larger square of cardboard, and rest the cardboard on the top right corner of your window frame. Secure the cardboard to the wall with masking tape.
  2. Then, set your curtain rod mounting hardware in the appropriate spot (as long as it’s ON the cardboard). Trace the holes on the mounting hardware ONTO the cardboard. How to easily hang level curtain rods, no level or special tools required, with this one curtain hanging hack.
  3. Drill your pilot holes THROUGH the cardboard and into the wall. How to easily hang level curtain rods, no level or special tools required, with this one curtain hanging hack.
  4. Remove the cardboard, flip it over horizontally, and mount in on the top left window corner.
  5. Repeat step 3, using the holes that you already drilled as a guide.
  6. Now, use your pilot holes to line up and secure your hardware to the wall.

That’s it! I’ve used this method to mount curtain rods above multiple windows in our home, and it works like a charm every single time.

Here’s More DIY Home Decor Inspiration I think you’ll enjoy:

One Comment

  1. Well-done!!!

    I can’t wait to use your tip on my four banks of picture window (11 windows total). I’m not dreading it anymore! Thank you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *