Lay the drop cloth out on a smooth, protected surface. Outline your pattern with painter's tape. Start with the template pointed up towards the center, 12 inches from the top of the canvas. Lay painter's tape just outside the top and bottom edge of your template. Flip the template over and repeat the taping on the other side. Continue flipping and taping until you have completed a whole row of zigzags.
Start the next row of zigzags, 15 inches below the first. If you align the template two inches above your bottom line you can find your first top line and continue from there. Repeat until you have three sets of zigzags.
Before you begin painting, make sure that the tape is firmly in place and the surface under the canvas is well protected. Optional: add a small amount of water to the paint to make it go further and dry thinner. Use a foam roller to paint inside the three sets of zigzags. Make sure you’re only painting between the larger rows of zigzags, skipping over the skinnier rows.
Using the template that came with the grommets, mark eight circles 1-1/2" from the top of the fold and 6-1/4" apart, with the first and last grommet one-inch from the edge. Make sure to use an even amount of grommets.