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Thursday, July 15, 2010

{10 minute curtains}

Laundry room curtains have been on my list for awhile, and even though I had a piece of fabric already sitting up in my closet, I just kept putting it off. After posting about Linda's drop cloth curtains, I had an idea...and using my trusty glue gun, I knew it would be fast and easy.

It proved to be just that. I made these curtains in about 10 minutes (which is good, because that's literally all the time I had!), and I think they turned out cuter than what I had previously planned!

  • canvas dropcloth (I used a remnant of one I already had)
  • hot glue gun
  • fabric, or ribbon
This is seriously the easiest thing you will ever do. Canvas is perfect for hot glue--it's thick enough to not see through it, but light enough for the glue to work well.

I laid out the dropcloth, and cut it to fit my window, plus about 16 inches. Using my hot glue gun, I "hemmed" the sides, then made a curtain pocket at the top. That's it! Since I was going to tie up the curtains, I decided not to hem the bottom edge, so it wouldn't be too bulky. I put it on the rod, then used black & cream gingham fabric pieces to tie them up. The dropcloth is stiffer than regular fabric, so it's very easy to fold and the material into shape once it's on the rod. The total cost for these curtains? $6--$5 for the dropcloth, and $1 for the fabric. LOVE it!!



Blogger Green Gracie Home said...

Love them! too cute with the ribbon...drop cloth has become my go to!

July 15, 2010 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Love them! : )

July 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Country Dreaming said...

Very cute!

July 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I love it, too! You may just have inspired me. :)

July 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Jedda said...

That's my kind of project! They look so great!

July 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

You amaze me with what you can do with a canvas drop cloth!

July 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

wow!! you are my HERO!!

newest follower

July 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Natasha Klein said...

great I was thinking about doing this for my kids rooms, do u think I could dye the fabric?

August 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...


I'm not sure. I've only dyed lighter, cotton fabrics, never a heavy dropcloth. You could always try a small swatch, and test it out first. It's worth a shot! Let me know how it works!

August 29, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Swimmingmom said...

SO clever!!!! Gotta love fast and easy!

October 20, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

That is so creative! Go Linda and You! I have been waiting for inspiration for curtains on an empty window in my house. I think I found it!

October 27, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Very cute!!

January 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Inman said...

Making these today! Excited and hope they turn out as great as yours! Thanks for the great idea!!

February 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM  

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