Since retirement I have really enjoyed dyeing fabrics so now I have been dyeing yards of kona cotton for curtains. When I made my kitchen curtains I put large grommets in and used leather suede for ties. Fun! So only your creativity and imagination are your limits.
Here are a few ideas and how to links:
here do it yourself how to
here how to measure your windows for curtains
here Tipnut-lots of tutorials and how tos
here bed linens into curtains I remember growing up-alot of people made curtains from sheets.
here can't sew you say-this is a neat site with tips and also no sew ideas for curtains
Curtain Rods-most seem to be made from China now-sigh-but if you choose to-find something to recycle into cool rods
There are also alot of companies online that are making rods from recycled materials-I love that too.
So be creative, and have fun with it.