The curtains stayed in the closet for almost three months until I got my act together and got some curtain rods. We went with these from Target. Ben and I had a really productive night where we lifted the crib and hung the curtains.
Then we had a womp womp moment when the curtains looked like this..
I tied the twine to the screwdriver with the plan to feed it through the curtain's pocket. Make sure that you go metal end first, so that the string won't come off.
Once you have the string fed through, make sure to keep a close eye on both edges of the string, and put the curtain on the rod.
Then, use your string to cinch to your desired width, and tie into a double not for security. Trim your edges with scissors.
The image above shows the difference between using my cinch method (on the right) and just keeping the panels normal (on the left). Sorry for not moving my chair out of the way.. I was excited! After I did one Ben kindly suggested that it was time for me to stop moving or standing on furniture, and I agreed. I just wanted to share this tip for anyone that's in the market for some inexpensive curtain panels. These made it possible for us to get the luxe look of curtains pooling on the ground, hung really high, for such a low cost!
What do y'all think? :)