Pioneer Woman curtains are a craze that is sweeping the DIY home decor world. These simple panel curtains are a snap to make, and they’re adjustable to any size window.
By using a tablecloth or some patterned cloth napkins, you can make your own customizable kitchen drapery.
In this guide, you’ll find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Pioneer Woman curtains. No matter what your kitchen aesthetic is, you’ll be sure to find some fabric to match it.
What Is the Pioneer Woman?
The Pioneer Woman is a nickname for the food blogger and home decor celebrity Ree Drummond, a home cook who became famous for her delicious recipes online.
Since launching her food blog, Ree Drummond has also successfully launched several kitchen and home decor lines, too.
The focus of Pioneer Woman home decor is modern country style. In her collections you’ll find a lot of gingham, florals, and other feminine-yet-rustic motifs that will dazzle in almost any kitchen.
How to Make the Pioneer Woman Curtains
- Tablecloth (60 x 102) or patterned cloth napkins: The width and length of the fabric panels you’re going to use will depend on the size of the windows you’re dressing.
- Craft scissors: Making sure you have a sharp pair of crafting scissors is important to keep your curtain fabric from fraying when it’s cut.
- Sewing supplies: If you’re using a full-sized tablecloth rather than cloth napkins for your curtains, you’ll need sewing supplies to hem the cut side of the fabric.
- Curtain rod clip rings: Curtain rod clip rings are one of the easiest ways to put up DIY curtains since they provide a no-sew to mount them.
- Decorative curtain rods: Decorative curtain rods can come in several different metallic finishes to match whatever decorating scheme you have.
- Wall brackets: Wall brackets are necessary for securing your decorative curtain rods to the wall on either side of the window.
- Electric drill and screws: An electric drill and screws are needed to secure the wall brackets and the curtain rod to the wall.
- Level: It’s a smart idea to use a level to ensure that the curtain rod is installed perpendicular to the floor so it doesn’t end up looking crooked.
- Ruler: A ruler is needed to mark out and cut larger pieces of fabric to form your curtain panels. Measuring the fabric out ensures that it ends up straight.
- Marking pencils: Marking pencils are needed to mark the wall where the wall brackets will be installed, and also to mark the fabric if you need a guideline for cutting it.
Step 1. Mount the curtain rods
The first step in installing Pioneer Woman curtains is to mount your curtain rods. Using a pencil, and a level, lightly mark a spot on either side of the top of the window.
Next, mount a wall bracket at each of the two markings using the electric drill and screws.
Use the level again to make sure that your brackets are installed at a ninety degree angle to the floor.
Step 2. Cut the tablecloth
If you’re using one of Pioneer Woman’s vintage tablecloths as your curtains, the second step is to cut the tablecloth using a sharp pair of crafting scissors.
Before cutting the fabric, lay the cloth completely flat and mark the fabric with a marking pencil. This guideline will help you cut the fabric straight.
Cut the cloth into enough panels for each window. For a professional look, hem the cut side of the fabric to create a smooth, rounded edge.
Note: If using patterned cloth napkins instead of a tablecloth, cutting the fabric will not be necessary. Skip this step and move to Step 3.
Step 3. Install the curtain rod clip rings
Next, install the curtain rod clip rings on the curtain rods. Be careful if you have to climb up on a chair or stepstool to do this.
Install an even number of curtain rod rings on each rod. You’ll want the same number of rings for each cloth panel to keep the curtains looking consistent.
Step 4. Mount the curtains
Finally, once the curtain rods are up, clip the panels of fabric up on the curtain rods with the rod clips.
Pioneer Woman Curtains Are Simple to Make
Pioneer Woman curtains are a practical DIY project that can quickly change the look of any room in your home.
Ree Drummond’s patterned napkins and tablecloths are great if you’re trying to give your space a farmhouse or rustic look, but you can use this easy curtain tutorial with any fabric you like.
Not a big fan of her, but I like the Table cloth idea for the curtains. I think with the napkins, I would have probably done 3 ring clips instead of 2. less droopy, but I see what you are going for with the 2 ring idea. I’ve done this for years at out vacation beach cottage. I found some Adorable tea towels at KMart of all places several years ago. They a different fruit on each one and the name of the fruit is several different languages. Super cute, super cottage-y and super reasonable. 8 towels for 4 windows. SO Easy, instant charming. Easy to change out to something new!
Exactly! Yes, I pondered on the more rings, but used what I already had. I can always pick up another pack though and give it try. I miss K-mart! We don’t have one here anymore.
We are losing our Kmart soon too…Loved the Martha Stewart stuff they used to carry! In my comment above, I said I was not a big fan of Ree, (her recipes and show) but I have to admit the latest stuff at Wal-Mart is pretty cute! I like to hunt the flea markets for vintage miss matched plates, etc., and get a more charming (in my opinion) result!! Keep on sharing! You have great ideas! 🙂
Thanks Margo:) Happy New year to you. xo
Love it love the pioneer with Woman line !
I love Walmart . It takes me 60 seconds to get there.I love the pioneer woman line. I’m running out of space but I’ll figure out something.
I love the napkins! I also some me some Ree! Very very cute!!!
I became very excited when I saw this with the napkins as a valance……I have been trying to decide what type of window treatment for my breakfast area. I absolutely sat back in my chair and was blown away with the simplicity and beauty of this idea! I will be looking for napkins very soon! Awesome!
Ahhh wonderful Patricia! enjoy.
Love your ideas. Going to Wal Mart tomorrow to do this!
I think you are right, these are perfect for you. I love your kitchen, it is one of my all time favorites.
Thank you Marty! You will be having fun decorating your new kitchen in your lovely new place.
I love the Pioneer Woman. I have 2 of her Cookbooks. I was glad that her line came to Walmart , as much as I don’t care for Walmart. I love your ideas using her stuff. Her website is so much fun to browse.
It is a lot of fun! Thanks Christy.
By the way last time I thought about doing your ideas. I had checked on Walmarts website, before I headed and the salt and pepper shakers were out of stock at all the Walmarts by me. I was going to try the cute snowmen.
Oh WOW! That’s funny. I think they went wild on pinterest lol!
Debbie, I love the napkins and tablecloth window covering. I love using items fot completely different reasons then intended!!! Great job in adding some warmth and color to your kitchen. I always feel so let down when the Christmas decorations get packed away….my home seems blah! Okay, off to look at my linens to bright up my home. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Kathleen. It makes a world of difference for sure during the winter months to have some color and cheer!
What a wonderful idea! I like both the valances and the tablecloth curtains.
I love it!! Definitely a winner!!
I love the Pioneer Woman, and so does my daughter! Her Christmas list was full of the Pioneer Woman’s line. Love your idea of the curtain napkins. They look so adorable! Sometimes I wish I had naked windows instead of woven woods so I could swipe out window treatments whenever I wanted. Your napkin curtains are not droopy. They would look funny if they were straight across with all the extra rings. They are perfect the way they are! Never thought of using a tablecloth for drapes. You have such good ideas, Debbie. I’ve been looking high and low for drapes in my diningroom. Guess I need to start looking for tablecloths. Love your new stencil The home is where our story begins. I definitely have to purchase that one! Thanks for all the affiliated links, sweet friend! They are very helpful.
Thank you Nancie! Happy New year to you and your family.
Your kitchen and dining room are lovely. I like the valance of napkins. I’ve used bandanas in the same way in my den and craft room.
I’ve just become a subscriber to your blog this week, and am looking forward to inspiring ideas from you in 2017.
Happy New Year! God bless you!
Thank you Marcie! It’s great to have you along. Happy New year to you as well.
I LOVE IT!! but my husband does not, because he knows I’m headed to WalMart to recreate it!!!!! Actually it will need to wait until Spring because I got all new curtains, table runners and kitchen towels at a garage sale (all new, still in packages!!) this summer that have been waiting to go up on January 1st 🙂
hehehehe..well husbands can’t hate on me too bad, I don’t cost them that much:) Have fun and Happy New year Barbara.
Debbie, I think your curtains are so cute above your sink and in your dining room. You are so creative to come up with those ideas. Could you please tell me how you got the 3 ceramic plates to hang above your stove? I can see that they all have plate holders on them but how did you get them to hang on your tile without damaging it? I have something I want to hang on the tile above my kitchen sink and I haven’t been able to get anything to stay up. Thank you in advance for any suggestions that you have.
I used some sort of sticky hangers that had a hook. I will admit though one fell off and broke:( I don’t think I would try that again, unless I put a nail in the tile. Which, I don’t think my husband would be happy about.
Wow!!! Debbie!! As I am a new subscriber to your site since this summer, this is the first peeking I’ve had into your home!! Just lovely!! I want to come live with you (and Karianne from Thistlewood.. Hehe). I love country… always have since the 80’s when it was “the thing”!! I live Walmart, but forget to peruse the Pioneer Woman line. I certainly live what I see in your kitchen!! I adore cows, pigs, chickens, roosters, etc. and that cow is ș absolutely previous!! I will Have to find one!!!
Thank-you so very much for this post and an in – depth look into the Pioneer Woman’s Line!!! Again.. Your kitchen is lovely… I want it!
Sorry for all the exclamation points… but they do show how Excited I am about this post. Can’t wait until your new stencil comes out.
Take care.. Happy New Year 2017
So nice to have you Denise! You haven’t seen my kitchen before? I usually share it per season. My last share was Christmas in the kitchen and then before that it was Fall:) Welcome. I look forward to seeing you again. Happy New year. XO
I think the napkins look cute in the window and I love the idea of a tablecloth for curtains. Very clever! I need new curtains and will definitely be looking at tablecloths. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome Melanie!
Wow Debbie you better get some kickbacks from her line. You sure have a great collections. I keep my table set year round with something pretty. We always use the island to eat at so I don’t have to move it all every time we want to eat. Happy New Year!
Happy New year Dawn!
Debbie, Amiga!! You are Freakin TALENTED!!! I LOVE it!!!❤ Great ideas, my daughter, hubby hate Walmart? I absolutely ❤ Walmart!!!
I get it for sure! Happy New year Rosalie. xo
Love it! I won’t go into Walmart (Hellmart) due to the noise and crowd levels, but I will look online. I just wonder how many people have had heart attacks or strokes upon going to Walmart???
Oh gosh, I hope NONE! But I do get it. It can give one severe anxiety!
There are always ambulances in front of the Walmart near us. I love your idea for using the linens for curtains. I refuse to use paper napkins, I’ve always used cloth napkins, so I may just pick up some new ones, I was thinking that I could also use some to make covers for my appliances. I hate the stuff that seems to collect on my mixer.
Sounds like a plan! Have fun.
Love the new look! The colors mixmatch perfectly. I’ve stewed over those cute little cows myself but have no place for them….
They are so adorable:) Happy New year Jeanie.
Linda from Charlotte
People need to get over not going to Walmart. Are they afraid someone might see them? You don’t know what you are missing. Why go to a higher end store when you can get the same look for less. Good thing some of them won’t follow me around. I guess they would die if they went into a thrift store! They don’t know what they are missing. Great job Debbie!
A lot of my readers love thrift stores too. I think Walmart can certainly be over stimulating for some. I do agree with you though on their goods. You simply can’t beat the prices.
Dearest Ree, you just keep us with so much great ideas and love for our homes and of course yours thanks so much XXX Sincerly Patricia Robinson
Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
So pretty Debbie. I love the colors and it is genius to pin them up for curtains. Looks so bright and cheerful. Happy New Year.
Love the way you used all of the Pioneer Woman’s linens…love the tea towel valance and the tablecloth drapes!!!…..HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEBBIE!!….Yes, bring on Winter!
Happy New year Shirley to you as well! XO
When I saw the mismatched napkins by the Pioneer Woman I was not a fan however after seeing how you used them to dress your windows I am pleasantly surprised?
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
This is such a pretty and whimsical look, Debbie…I really love it! You really did give your whole space a fresh new feeling! Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with health, happiness, love, and creativity!
Perfect! Love your ideas! Thanks!
Did you find or make the Hershey’s lamp? It’s so cute! Love the Pioneer Woman items. I have been looking for ways to display it. I’m headed to WalMart to get a tablecloth for curtains. Love the idea!
Hi Connie, that is a hershey candle I put under the mason jar light:)
I, too, fell in love with the Pioneer Woman line st Walmart! My dining room and kitchen curtains were made using a tablecloth and napkins.
Your napkins and tablecloth curtains are ADORABLE…so so cute
Debbie I love your kitchen and the idea of those napkins as a valance blows me away. I saw it some time ago and didn’t know how I could use them. My kitchen window curtains I am tiring of, so I need to find some red gingham check cloth napkins for the valance and no more tiers for me. I am going ahead and purchasing Levelors….as the sun comes shining through in the afternoon heat and plus the curtains get soiled more quickly I found. Great idea! Love it! When I get the kitchen window completed I will post a pic. Thank you….miss your blog, but happy you tune in once in awhile.
I love this! I am looking for something to spruce up my 3rd grade classroom and I love how this helps me do the job cheaper AND I can easily change out the décor to freshen things up from time to time as well as add some seasonal color throughout the year! I was already thinking of using the clips but I was thinking just fabric. I love using napkins!
Oh my gosh! I loved this article! The title “PW Linens Gone Wild” is a hoot!! My kitchen is starting to look much like yours! I want “P-Dub” EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for giving me ideas of even more ways to incorporate it!
I did the napkin valance (exactas the same as yours), and I get tons of compliments constantly. Everyone loves the fresh, airy, and bright feel that my kitchen now has. I saw this post months ago, and had to order the napkins online as they didn’t have them in any of my local Walmarts. We were in the process of buying a house, so I was super excited to move in and put up my napkin valance. I had a set of kitchen curtains, also Pioneer Woman, and couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with them. I didn’t want to take down my valance, Tonight, I had a stroke of genius, and went to the garage where we have this enormous picture frame that wasn’t being used (I bought it at a yard sale, and only used this wire tree that was on the backboard of it-it was designed to hold several snapshots, but I wanted the tree for my bedroom decor). I ironed one of the panels to the set, and carefully wrapped the backboard in it, taping and gluing in place. Now I have a beautiful piece of art to hang in my kitchen on the blank wall next to the built in shelf my Pioneer Woman dishes are displayed on. Time for a glass of wine in my new Ree stemless wineglass! Ha!
Absolutely loved it! thanks for sharing
Thanks for the grand idea to use tablecloths for curtains…mine turned out great! Plus the curtains were on sale!
Where did you get the paper towel holder by your sink?
a vintage thrift shop:)
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