ideas for your little one s Ribbon as curtains! Let a breeze into a childs room through a fluttery curtain made of ribbon. Youll need a tension rod and about 10 yards each of five different ribbons (the amount will vary depending on window size). Cut the ribbons a few inches longer than you need in order to reach the sill, then tie each length onto the rod in a necktie knot. Alternate colors or patterns. Trim to fit.