You Won’t Believe How Easy These DIY Curtains Made From Drop Cloths Are!
Wanna give your home some farmhouse flair on the cheap? Learn how with these DIY curtains from drop cloths …for under $30!
Have you seen those beautiful farmhouse drop cloth curtains floating around Instagram and the web? Not only do they give your home the perfect farmhouse flair, but they’re so inexpensive (and EASY) to make! I’m talking like as low as $5 a panel!
I have them in our newly updated farmhouse master bedroom as well as our living room!
I’ll give you the quick step-by-step rundown on how you can make your own farmhouse drop cloth curtains in just minutes…and for under $30!
See also: Decorating on a Budget: Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover
DIY Curtains From Drop Cloths For Under $30!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You really only need 3 things to make these DIY curtains from drop cloths:
- Painter’s Drop Cloth: I’ve made 2 different sets of drop cloth curtains with this particular drop cloth, and it’s been amazing! It’s good quality, thick, a pretty color, and is hemmed along the edges.
- Ring Clips: I used 1.5″ rings for the size curtain rods I had.
- Scissors: The sharper the better!
Step 2: Cut Your Drop Cloth
So first, you need to decide how many curtain panels you want to make!
A drop cloth of this size (9×12) can make 2 large curtain panels for a large window, or 4 smaller panels for 2 smaller windows. I’ve done both in my house!
I have two large drop cloth curtain panels for our large living room window. And in our bedroom I made 4 smaller panels for the two windows on both sides of our bed.
Once you’ve decided on the number of panels, unfold the drop cloth (get somewhere roomy…it’s big!) and cut it in half lengthwise with a pair of sharp scissors. This will give you 2 large panels. If you need 4 panels, take those 2 and cut them in half again.
That’s $10 per panel for 2 large drop cloth curtains and only $5 per panel for 4 smaller drop cloth curtains! Seriously: you cannot find curtains that cheap!
Related: Affordable Farmhouse Entryway Tables
Step 3: Measure Your Drop Cloth Curtain Panels
If you don’t have your curtain rods up already, now is the time. For a farmhousey and budget-friendly way to make curtains out of wood brackets and a wooden dowel, check out this post from Maison de Pax. I put these up in my house after noticing them at a friends’ house, and I absolutely LOVE them.
Once your curtain rods are up, measure the height from the floor to the curtain rod to see where to “fold” the drop cloth curtains at the top. My curtain rods measured 85″ from the ground, so I measured the length of my drop cloth curtin panels, and folded them right at 85″, leaving about 11″ of the drop cloth hanging over to create that beautiful layered look.
*Remember: If you want your farmhouse drop cloth curtains to pool on the floor a little, keep that in mind when you measure and fold.
Step 4: Attach Your Ring Clips
Eek, you’re almost done! Now it’s time to attach your ring clips. I absolutely love these ring clips from Amazon because you get a pack of 40 for $10…major steal.
For 2 large panels in my living room, I used 10 clips per panel spaced evenly apart.
For the 4 panels in our bedroom, I used 5 clips per panel.
Step 5: Time to Hang Your Farmhouse Drop Cloth Curtains!
Now the fun part!
Scoot your ring clips onto your curtain rod, arrange your curtains how you like them, and done! Beautiful farmhouse drop cloth curtains…for under $30!
Related: Modern Farmhouse Shelves-My Fave Affordable Picks
How Fun is That??
Seriously, the only thing I love more than a good DIY is when I can get it done for cheeeeeeeap! I will warn you: it’s addicting. I currently have plans to do these in our dining room window as well! If you decide to make your own, I’d love know! Leave me a comment or find me on Instagram!
For more easy farmhouse DIYs, check out these posts:
- Decorating on a Budget: Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover
- DIY Wood Bead Wreath
- How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror (w/o Removing the Mirror Clips!)
- Refinished Farmhouse Dining Table (Beginner’s Tutorial)
- DIY Chalk Painted End Table
- DIY Yarn Wall Hanging in Just 20 Minutes
Teresa Mckinney says
Did you wash and iron the drop cloths before you cut and hung them ?
Her Happy Home says
No I didn’t. I’m not 100% if that type of material could be ironed…but maybe!
Have you tried bleaching the drop cloth curtains? These look so pretty. I came across your bedroom makeover and you did a great job. My husband and I are about to start our bedroom makeover and I definitely want these in there!
Her Happy Home says
Thank you Andrea! I’ve never tried bleaching the drop cloth curtains…these drop cloths were exactly the color I was looking for! 😀
What did you do about the raw edge where you cut them?
Her Happy Home says
When I hung them on the curtain rod, I made sure that part was folded inward. You can’t even see it. 🙂