Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Cheap DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

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Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea – no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

If you have not yet been introduced to this super cheap and easy yet practical DIY for home decor, then let me do so.

Curtains are generally considered an essential finishing touch to any room and can drastically change the overall appearance.

There are rarely times when it is preferable to forego window treatments, but in few circumstances it may be beneficial to do so.  

These rare exceptions may include windows where the landscape outside warrants an unrestricted view or if the architecture of the windows themselves deserves full display.  

In these cases, window treatments may be unnecessary but otherwise, they offer shade, cooling, and decorative appeal.   

Full-length curtains, however, can be quite expensive, but with this tutorial, you can create quality full-length farmhouse-style curtains for half of the normal cost.  

Cheap DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

Materials List:

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Easy DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

Before

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

In this sunroom, the curtains also helped to add depth and dimension to the white walls and trim.  

Easy DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

1. Wash the curtains

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

To soften the drop cloths, consider laying out the cloth on the floor and rubbing a pumice stone over the material.  

The pumice stone will help to soften the coarse fabric of the drop cloths.  Whether one chooses to use the pumice stone or not, be sure to wash the drop cloths in a washer machine with hot water, and then place them in the dryer on high heat to soften the material.  Use softener or dryer balls as desired for added softness.

Easy DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

2. Measure the curtains – How curtains are measured

Have you ever wondered how curtains are measured? What is the best length? In order to determine the appropriate length for a curtain, a general rule of thumb is to place the curtain rod 4 inches from the ceiling, and then for added flair, the curtains should “skirt” the floor.

This curtain design will elevate the look of a room and also make the room appear larger due to the apparent height of the curtain.

Measure the existing curtain rod or new decorative rod is approximately 4 inches from the ceiling.   

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Lay the drop cloth on the floor 9 ft high and 6ft wide and fold the top edge forward at approximately 7 inches if you are hanging these 9×6 drop cloths from an 8 ft ceiling.. 

Easy DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

3. Double fold the top of the curtain.

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Fold it forward once more to create a decorative valance at the top of the curtain.  Repeat this process on the second curtain.

Easy DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

4. Evenly space 12 curtain clips on the top.

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Attach 12 clip-on curtain rings along the fold at the top.  Be sure to capture the folded material underneath as well.  Repeat these steps with the other drop cloth as well.  Changes can be made as needed to obtain the desired valance and overall curtain length.

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Hang the curtains on the curtain rod.  Consider changing the style of the curtain rod finial as desired to add further decorative appeal.

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

For optimal design, the bottom of the curtain should lightly sweep the floor.  

Easy DIY For Home Decor – No Sew Curtains

After

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

The medium duty drop cloths will allow more light, but for a bedroom or a room in which one desires to darken then consider using the heavy duty drop cloth curtains.  

For higher ceilings be sure to measure the drop cloths accordingly.  

Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

Have fun making your new curtains (and saving $$$)!

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    Add farmhouse-style flair to any room with this cheap DIY for home decor idea - no sew curtains made from drop cloths!

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