Add the cup hooks to some 3 foot, 1/2" oak dowels from Home Depot, cut in half with the miter saw and primed and painted white:
Pick up some cheap 1/2" dowel caps from Hob Lob and prime and paint white:
Use your smallest drill bit to make the holes in the ceiling. Screw cup hooks into the ceiling and WALAH.
You have a mini curtain rod that cost you a few bucks.
And if you even want to take them down, you only need a little spackle to fill those tiny holes. LOVE.
I think I may have put this picture on the blog 17 times by now. Who cares, it looks nice. Here is the naked end again, just to be fair.
I think the dowels cost 2 bucks each, the dowel caps were $1.50 (2 packs at half off) and the cup hooks were a couple bucks too. Curtains are from Ikea, they were $15 for two - so $30.
Total cost, around 35 bucks! Does anyone actually use cup hooks for cups anymore? Shouldn't they come in cute colors and be marketed as rod holders? I think I may have found a good business plan. Good thing I just advertised it on the internet. Dang.