My sadly neglected front room needed a little bit of love, so I went out recently and bought it some curtains. But not really, because I didn't want to pay a lot for two 96" curtains in a room that has zero direction or cuteness happening. I'm not buying real curtains until I have a plan in place.
I bought some sheets instead.
I ventured into my local Walmart and discovered a rainbow of sheeting separates for very little money. I'm not usually a fan of that store, but I am a fan of good deals. And $5 for a twin-sized flat sheet is a good deal.
I bought two flat sheets, turned them upside down so the wide hem would brush the floor like a normal curtain's wide bottom hem, chose my desired length and folded the excess over on top, then added some curtain rings.
If you didn't want to use rings you could just thread the pole through that wide hem, but then you might need to get rid of some of the extra length at the bottom then hem it, and that would take way too much effort for me.
The only other thing I did was tuck the extra length of sheet that was folded behind into the first ring on either edge so it wouldn't stick out and give my sheet cheat away:
Pretty easy, right? Nobody's seen them and asked me if they were sheets, which I'm taking as a good sign. And for $10 the price can't be beat.