Fix Your Wrinkled Curtains With This Genius Penny Hack

Choosing the perfect curtains for your home may take a little time, but it's certainly worth the design effort. That's why it can be so annoying when they end up wrinkled. Fortunately, there's a simple way to fix this particular problem without having to take down your curtain and without using an iron. All you need is a few pennies.

When inserted into the bottom of curtains, pennies will act as weights that pull the fabric down, ridding the window treatments of any wrinkles. This will also help to keep the curtains straight and in place when a breeze hits them. In fact, this is the same trick the late Queen Elizabeth II used to avoid falling victim to a fashion faux pas involving her skirt flying up in windy weather. Her couturier Stewart Parvin would purchase circular lead curtain weights and add them to her outfits. He told The Daily Mail, "I just pop a couple of weights into the hemline of her dresses and coats and it makes them hang beautifully."

When it comes to using this trick for your curtains, you can swap out the weights for pennies you happen to have around the house. At the same time, you can sew them into your curtains just like the queen had done with her clothing; however, if you don't know how to sew, don't fret! There are other ways to take advantage of this helpful hack.

Sewing isn't necessary for this curtain hack

If you know how to sew and enjoy DIY, then you can definitely put your skill to good use for this curtain hack. All you need to do is pop open sections of your curtains' bottom seams before sliding in as many pennies as will be needed to weigh the curtains down. You can then sew up the hem, and you're done! On the other hand, if you aren't great at sewing and don't want to risk ruining your curtains, there are a few other options you might want to try instead. For instance, iron-on fabric tape will do the trick, as will fabric glue. Hot glue will also work if you don't have the first two. Just be sure that whatever you use doesn't damage the fabric.

If you end up finding this curtain-wrinkle fix is a delightful success, then you can put it to use in other ways, too. That includes making sure your outside porch or patio curtains are secure and won't blow up in the breeze. Similarly, you could weigh down a tablecloth when dining al fresco on a blustery day, and you could also use pennies to keep bed skirts nice and neat. Or, if you're like Queen Elizabeth, this could be a trick you use to keep your skirts and dresses in place so that you don't accidentally end up showing the world more than you expected.