Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Drop Cloth Curtains {big lots}

..I'm sure many of you have seen them used before,
Drop Cloth Curtains..

#1- I love the look of them.
#2- I love that they are so easy to do.
#3- I love that they are cheap! {it only cost me $20.50 to make, including the clips}

Here are my drop cloth curtains I used in the spare bedroom {future child's room}

All you need to make these are
a 9x12 drop cloth (I got mine from Big Lots! for $15)
a pair of scissors (I cut mine in half to make 2 panels)
a set of curtain rod clips (I got mine at Big Lots! for $5.50)
a sewing machine (nothing fancy, u just have to be able to sew a straight line :)
First thing I did was wash and dry the large piece of drop cloth.

Then I took some sharp scissors and cut the piece in half, making {2} panels of 9x6
I then hemmed the cut sides to make it look neat :)

After hemming, I IRONED them.

I measured from my curtain rod to the floor to see what length they would have to be (mine were 7 ft..)

Since they were a tad long I folded the cloth over..

Next you just clip them evenly apart and hang.

<3 Don't you love easy rainy day projects like these??... Especially since it's CHEAPPP :)
And I love the fact that they were already HEMMED! YAY!

Thankyou for stopping by~~Hope you enjoyed your stay at the J-House.


  1. I love these. I have been wanting to do this forever. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You can find it at


    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  2. I use a drop cloth for my bedroom curtains too! I know you folded them over at the top because of length, but I actually love the dimension it adds, rather than just hanging flat like mine are. Looks like I'll have to do some tweaking and copy you. :)

    1. :) .. Thanks for stopping by, Shannon .. and for being my newest follower! I LOVE the look of drop cloths as curtains!!

  3. I have see this idea floating around and I have been so wanting to make these! Maybe even hand dying them or stenciling? You have given me another push in the direction to make me some of my own, thank you for this post!

    1. You will LOVE them! SOOOO easy and much cheaper than going and buying them.. These fit my home decor so well :)

  4. Im so excited to try these!It really looks so easy thank you for the lovely inspiration:)

    1. no problem!! glad I could inspire!:)

  5. Thanks so much for sharing these drop cloth curtains last week with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
    Just follow this link.
    Debi Bolocofsky