Branch Out Pruners, a relatively straight tree branch, white spray paint -- voila! A nature-inspired, functional work of art. Use tie-top curtains to adjust for the curves of the branch -- no rings or clips needed.
Hang kids' art. Did this in my new craft room. I love how it displays the kid art so much better and inspires me. I will say that the Ikea curtain wires I bought were slightly different than these, and very cheaply made. In fact we bough three, and one had totally stripped caps and couldn't be used.
SMART - make a template for hanging curtain rods the same height/distance every time...no more measuring and leveling over and over