Curtains are an inseparable and significant part of interior and outdoor décor. The fashionable yet sturdy pieces add a touch of class to your den. While a lot of jaw-dropping designs are the forte of the commercially available ones, you can’t ignore their whopping prices. Enter the humble drop cloth. Originally used by painters for their craft, they make great curtain material without a great deal of fuss.
You may like to stencil drop cloths to create adorable custom curtains of your own. They can be hung on a screened-in patio for an envy-worthy makeover. You can go ahead and color-coordinate with pillows in blue and violet.
If you own a covered back patio, you may consider hanging drop cloth curtains for a gorgeous cabana look. The step by step walks you through the procedure of creating the curtain rod, attaching it to the wall and fixing curtain rings to hold up the curtain. The DIY for the nautical curtain tie back comes as a bonus.
Canvas drop cloths are the main ingredients of the curtain panels. Spread out the drop cloth and tape the stripes with frog tape. Paint it, let it dry and take off the tape for this beautiful piece. This one boasts of grommets for hanging.
Just take a 6X9 inch canvas drop cloth used in painting and cut it in half. Then hot glue the rough edges and the top for the curtain rod to pass. Then leave it to painter’s tape to do the rest of the DIY. You can use the curtain outdoors as well.
These drop cloth curtain panels were ironed in the first step to stretch out the fabric comfortably. Painter’s tape is used for the painting job. After it dries, you should attach the grommets. The panels need some stitching for the hems.
Faux pinch pleats ensure that the curtain clips are not visible and the curtain looks fashionable. Since the curtains are longer than the windows, they were folded at the top without the need for any cutting and stitching.
Just 5 steps in 5 minutes complete the project. The drop cloth is a cheaper alternative to expensive materials for curtains. The top of the curtain is folded in an accordion manner and curtain clips hold the pleats together.
You need to first wash and dry a canvas drop cloth before embarking on the project. It helps to make the fabric softer and take up the dye well at a later step. A Moroccan inspired stencil is used for the pattern. Instead of the variety of dye used here, you can use Rit dye.
Stitch a length of lace along the borders of a drop cloth curtain for a classy look. The lacy edge looks elegant in a bedroom setting.
A fabric tape helps to create a rod loop at the edge of the fabric. Then the curtain rod is just passed through to hang the panels. Mark the border with chalk before folding.
A 6 ft X 9 ft drop cloth goes into the making of this fancy curtain that requires stencils and a whole lot of colors for proper styling. You don’t need to sew the sides and the bottom of the cloth. Only sewing the top would do.
Bleaching lends a soft, gorgeous and textured look to the drop cloth curtains. The neutral look suits the walls. The bleaching process is explained in detail in the above-linked tutorial. If you want, you can give it a blackout lining to keep the interiors cool and calm.
The farmhouse decorating trend of today’s world is testified by the burlap drop cloth curtains that lend a rustic look to the interiors. The appeal of the rough texture just can’t be ignored.
The 3-foot valance can either face the inside or the outside as per your choice. The seams being covered, the curtains showcase a neat and clutter-free look.
A little bit of simple Maths would help in the taping and painting for creating the stripes. You could alternate green or gray with white or apply any other choice of colors.
Just search for “curtain” in the above-linked post and you will get the tutorial of a fine work of drop cloth. The border is done by stitching the edge of a lace tablecloth. Incidentally, that is the only sewing required in the project.
On completion of the project, it is advisable to apply some water proofing spray on the curtains to prevent mold and mildew growth. You can use the gorgeous curtains for your porch, pergola, gazebo, kitchen, etc. They are cheap, easy to make and flaunt your creativity in style.
Published on September 9th 2017 by Peyton Derrida