You may have never thought of the idea of using a plain old canvas style drop cloth as a DIY tool, but lots of creative bloggers have! Drop cloths are easy to find at any home improvement store, and are inexpensive given their size, and especially the wide widths they come in. They are durable, neutral, and even chic! Loving’ these great DIY drop cloth projects, and not a drop of paint was spilled! Our first project is these cute DIY glitter blocks from ‘Crafting in the Rain’… This project proves the versatility of drop cloths! Great tutorial.

DIY Drop Cloth Projects


I wanted to choose some projects with something different, and I found it with this DIY drop cloth chalkboard by Stephanie from ‘Simply Radiant’. Easy tutorial, lots of photo’s on her site on different ways to use this chalk board… Clever!




From ‘Megan Brooke Handmade’, these no-sew DIY drop cloth curtains were easy, and she shows you exactly how to install the grommets! Also, be sure to check out her DIY curtain rod while you’re there, so vintage chic!



Need some inspiration on how amazing drop cloth curtains can look? Check out KariAnne’s version at ‘Thistlewood Farms‘… Thanks for sharing, KariAnne!



Christina at ‘Floridays Mom’ used drop cloths to make DIY outdoor cushion covers. What a great material to hold up to the elements! Great step by step photos in her tutorial, and this is waaaayyyyy cheaper then buying new cushions for your outdoor furniture!

DIY Drop Cloth Projects


If you have ever pondered whether sewing your own slipcovers is worth it, Anita at ‘Cedar Hill Farmhouse’ will show you how! Her drop cloth slipcovers tutorial has tons of step by step photos, and while it may take a bit of effort… totally worth it!



Or try these DIY drop cloth chair slipcovers by Marian at ‘Miss Mustard Seed’… Great tutorial that makes it look easy!

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‘The Fine House’ made a DIY drop cloth rug for around $10! Easy tutorial, and this looks like a rug you would buy at the store… I wonder, could you make an outdoor rug as well this way?



I love the colorful kick these DIY outdoor curtains from ‘Tiny Sidekick’ have! Great tutorial, and some good tips you don’t want to miss on using paint with drop cloths…



Think the kids need to get in on this? Try this drop cloth play tent tutorial from ‘Lowe’s’… Easy project for a summer of fun!



Beth at ‘Nashville Pug’ transformed this old headboard with a DIY drop cloth headboard with nailed trim… You MUST go to her site and see the before and afters! Great step by step instructions.


Image Credits: Lowes, Crafting In The Rain, Simply Radiant, Megan Brooke Handmade, Thistlewood Farms, Floridays Mom, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Miss Mustard Seed, The Fine House, Tiny Sidekick, Nashville Pug


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1 Comment

  1. Susan Marzano May 29, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Nice DIY ideas for curtains & cushion covers… thanks for sharing!


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