No, not just any drop cloth, but the pre-hemmed, fabric ones you can get from the home improvement stores. I read about the drop cloth curtain rage that is all over the interwebs several months ago (yes, I am perpetually late on these things), and I immediately knew I needed to try my hand at this. We have a large picture window in our living room, and I like to have several sets of curtains hung high and wide that I can change out with
So, I marched right down to my local HD, and picked up 2 6' x 9', pre-hemmed drop cloths for 10 bucks a pop.
The first thing I noticed was that the drop clothes are actually not 6' x 9'. They're really only 5'9" x 8'9". This wasn't an issue for my project, but it's a good thing to know depending on what you're using the drop cloth for. Secondly, I noticed that the first two I grabbed were very different in color. Almost like they were from totally different lots. No biggie- a little digging, and I found two that were pretty similar.
So, once I got these babies home and ran them through a quick wash and dry, it took me about 10 minutes to have them hanging and done. Remember- my hardware was already hanging, so I determined how long I wanted them, and folded the extra over- unfinished side out- and ironed. Oddly, the hem and wrong side make a lovely header from which to clip your little ringie things.
And, that's it, folks. Your curtains are done-zo! Stand back and admire your hard work.
Behold the drop cloth pillow,
the drop cloth table runner,
the drop cloth napkin,
and, the drop cloth remnant turned table cloth.
I made all of those from one extra drop cloth. You never know where a drop cloth will turn up in this house, and at 10 bucks a pop, the price is definitely right!
PS. Um, this blogging thing around Christmas time is HARD. I am doing tons of crafting and creating, but I cannot blog about it, because it's for gifts. Gifts for people (the ONLY people) who read my blog. Haha! So, I'm doing my best to not drop off the face of the blog world. Fingers crossed.