How to Make DIY Drop Cloth Curtains With a Twist

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team

Today, I'm going to show you how to create DIY Drop Cloth Curtains With a Twist.


This project is perfect for those who want to add a touch of style to their windows without sacrificing natural light.


The twist? We’ll use hand towel ring holders to hang our drop cloth curtains, giving your windows a fresh and innovative look.


This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

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Step-by-step drop cloth curtains

1. Gather Your Supplies

First, head over to Home Depot to pick up a couple of hand towel rings and a canvas drop cloth.

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Then, visit Walmart to pick up some no-sew hem tape.

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2. Prepare the Drop Cloth

Grab your canvas drop cloth and fold it evenly in half lengthwise. Use sharp fabric scissors to cut along the fold.

No-sew hem drop cloth curtains

3. Hem the Edges

To clean up the raw edge, use your no-sew hem tape and an iron.

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Stick the tape along the inner edge of the material.

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Fold over the raw edge about an inch and press the fold with your iron.

DIY no sew curtains

This will hide any frayed material on your fabric and is also a great time to iron out any wrinkles on the panels themselves.

Towel ring curtain hanger

4. Install the Towel Rings

It's time to install your towel rings to the wall. Follow the instructions that come with your towel rings.

Towel holder idea

These towel holder ideas add a unique touch to your window treatments.

Fold the curtain like a fan or an accordion to add some style before hanging

5. Hang the Curtains

Now that the towel rings are installed, carefully fold your curtain like a fan or an accordion to give it some style.

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Attach the folded curtain to the towel rings.


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DIY Drop Cloth Curtains With a Twist

And there you have it—homemade decorative curtains that are completely unique! This project is not only cost-effective but also allows natural light to flood your space while adding a touch of elegance.

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I'd love to hear how your project turned out. Share your experience and any additional curtain ideas in the comments below. Happy decorating!

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  • Paul Riggle Paul Riggle on Jun 12, 2024
    With no blinds, what do you do about privacy?
  • Alice Alice 5 days ago
    I am curious, what is across the bottom half of your window? It looks like it could be screens but I don't see how the window opens (I don't think it does) which means it isn't screens, thanks for clearing this up for me!
  • Nanshorey Nanshorey Yesterday
    How do you get the curtains to close?
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