DIY These Easy Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains For Under $50

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Working on your outdoor area this summer? If you need some shade or just a little extra color and drama, you might like outdoor curtains to help define and add comfort to your outdoor space, no matter how big or small. Why not DIY them? This simple project won't cost a lot and you can make them in one afternoon!

What you need


  • Drop Cloths

  • Painters Tape

  • Sewing Machine

  • Spray Paint

Project cost: About $40 Total time: 4 hours

Corey says: I've been working hard to make out patio a great space to enjoy summer evenings and want it to feel complete and like an outdoor room. I'm on a budget, so when it came to making outdoor curtains, I had to find a budget friendly solution.

So, I picked up some drop cloths and hemmed them hang nicely from my patio cover, including a hidden pocket for weights so they won't blow in the wind too much. Then I taped off a stripe pattern and spray painted bold stripes in 3 fun summer colors to go with my outdoor living room decor. Now my space feels like an outdoor room, like I'm vacationing in my own backyard!

Thanks to Corey from the Tiny Sidekick for the tutorial!

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(Image credits: Corey @