5 Easy Decor Projects to Make From a Canvas Drop Cloth

Learn how to make easy decorating and kids' projects — like curtains and rugs from inexpensive drop cloths. Canvas drop cloths are cheaper than most fabric and more durable.

By: Carla Wiking


Indoors or out, a teepee playhouse will provide hours of fun. And the best part is, you can let them decorate the teepee how they wish. Washable paint is great if you want to be able to change the design, but acrylic or latex paint will make their drawings permanent.

How to Make a Kid's Teepee from a Canvas Drop Cloth

Window Treatments

Easy and affordable, these chic chevron curtains make a big impact in any space. Using grommets means there is no sewing required. No one will believe you made these curtains from drop cloths.

How to Make No-Sew Chevron Curtains From a Drop Cloth

Activity Play Mat

An inexpensive drop cloth is the base for this fun activity rug and felt is used to create the town. Because it is made from a drop cloth, the play mat easily folds or rolls for convenient storage.

How to Make a No-Sew Play Mat From a Canvas Drop Cloth

Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Perk up a boring deck or cover cracks in your patio with a brightly colored floor mat. Create your own stencil pattern or use a store-bought one. Use exterior paint and a little spray sealer to keep the color looking fresh.

How to Turn a Canvas Drop Cloth into an Outdoor Rug


Dress your dining room table in style without breaking the bank. All you need is a canvas drop cloth, a permanent marker, and 30 minutes to create this cool tablecloth.

How to Make a Custom Tablecloth from a Canvas Drop Cloth

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