It's the decorating world's version of the age-old question: "How do you fit a square peg in a round hole?" There are two general types of curtains -- those that are hung with rings and those that have a pocket to slide a rod through. Each style has its own advantages and disadvantages. Specialty curtain rings with clips attached allow you to hang any type of lightweight or medium-weight curtains from a curtain rod.
Determine the number of curtain rings you have or want. A wider, heavier drapery style curtain requires more rings than a lightweight sheer curtain does. The size of your curtain and window also play a part in determining the number of curtain rings. A smaller window, say for a bathroom, will obviously require fewer rings than a large, bay style window. The number of rings per package can vary, but is usually between 5 and 15. Plan accordingly.
Measure your curtain at even intervals, marking each spot with tailor's chalk. The number of markings should equal the number of rings you will use.
Attach specialty clips or hooks to the curtain rings. Hooks pierce the fabric directly, while clips do not alter the curtains at all.
Attach the hooks or clips to the curtain at the spots that were previously marked out.
Hang your curtain via the rings that are now attached.