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23 Dramatic And Easy Canvas Drop-Cloth DIYs To Try

These DIYs transform the (literal) blank canvas used to safeguard floors from paint spills into cool stuff. At different sizes, you can pick a canvas drop cloth that will fit your project--and use any remaining scraps, too.

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1. Chevron Picnic Blanket

Create the perfect little picnic spot with painter's tape and fabric paint meant to last through grass stains, mimosa spills, and machine washes.
twigandthistle.com

Create the perfect little picnic spot with painter's tape and fabric paint meant to last through grass stains, mimosa spills, and machine washes.

2. Colorful Camera Strap

Sub in a strip of drop cloth for the called-for cotton webbing and you'll have a camera strap that looks like a fashion designer paid you to wear it.
designlovefest.com

Sub in a strip of drop cloth for the called-for cotton webbing and you'll have a camera strap that looks like a fashion designer paid you to wear it.

3. Anthropologie-Inspired Shower Curtain

Artfully sewed-on strips of an old white sheet give this neutral drop cloth some pops of feminine detailing.
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Artfully sewed-on strips of an old white sheet give this neutral drop cloth some pops of feminine detailing.

4. Painted Floor Covering

This project calls for painting a geometric pattern on a floor cloth, but cut-to-size canvas dropcloths will do the trick!
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This project calls for painting a geometric pattern on a floor cloth, but cut-to-size canvas dropcloths will do the trick!

5. No-Sew Script Curtain Panels

These pretty, customizable drop cloth panels say something with text of your choice.
diyshowoff.com

These pretty, customizable drop cloth panels say something with text of your choice.

6. Ruler Table Runner

You can hem the edges (if you want), but otherwise this project requires merely some a marker, ruler, and scissors.
countryliving.com

You can hem the edges (if you want), but otherwise this project requires merely some a marker, ruler, and scissors.

7. Tissue Box Storage Caddy

Transform an empty tissue box into your storage BFF by wrapping it in jute rope and lining it with dropcloth scraps (from all your other projects) for a finished look.
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Transform an empty tissue box into your storage BFF by wrapping it in jute rope and lining it with dropcloth scraps (from all your other projects) for a finished look.

8. Nursery Wall Art

Start the kid off right with art and text from a beloved children's book center stage in a nursery.
thediyvillage.com

Start the kid off right with art and text from a beloved children's book center stage in a nursery.

9. Relaxing Hammock

If you're lucky enough to have two trees at your disposal, this hammock would make a relaxing spot that spares you of weird waffle-print skin from rope hammocks.
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If you're lucky enough to have two trees at your disposal, this hammock would make a relaxing spot that spares you of weird waffle-print skin from rope hammocks.

10. Woven Canvas Outdoor Canopy

Doctor up a boring pergola by weaving wide strips of drop cloth and string lights through slats for a dreamy outdoor canopy effect.
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Doctor up a boring pergola by weaving wide strips of drop cloth and string lights through slats for a dreamy outdoor canopy effect.

11. Rosette Pillowcase

Sturdy canvas makes a solid choice for creating 3-D rosettes on a plain (drop cloth or not) pillowcase.
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Sturdy canvas makes a solid choice for creating 3-D rosettes on a plain (drop cloth or not) pillowcase.

12. Colorful Storage Containers

Paint and a little sewing turns sturdy canvas into even sturdier storage containers that will stand up to being not-so-gently used.
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Paint and a little sewing turns sturdy canvas into even sturdier storage containers that will stand up to being not-so-gently used.

13. Flowing Neutral Bedskirt

Hide all of your under-the-bed storage containers with a flowing bedskirt cut to size from a large drop cloth.
rustiqueartblog.com

Hide all of your under-the-bed storage containers with a flowing bedskirt cut to size from a large drop cloth.

14. Striped Outdoor Tablecloth

Jazz up a ho-hum outdoor dining area pop with this neutral-and-neon striped tablecloth painting project.
yellowbrickhome.com

Jazz up a ho-hum outdoor dining area pop with this neutral-and-neon striped tablecloth painting project.

15. Ruffled Curtains

Frayed is better when it comes to these ruffled drop cloths. Forget the hemming!
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Frayed is better when it comes to these ruffled drop cloths. Forget the hemming!

16. Tufted Headboard

Make your own tufted headboard instead of shelling out cash for a flashy, expensive version.
thisoldhouse.com

Make your own tufted headboard instead of shelling out cash for a flashy, expensive version.

17. Painted Envelope Pillowcases

Let your imagination run wild with a paintbrush on these easy pillowcases.
becomingmartha.com

Let your imagination run wild with a paintbrush on these easy pillowcases.

18. Drop Cloth-Covered Letters

A gallery wall feels incomplete without some kind of 3-D object, and one of these letters just may fill that void.
cherishedbliss.com

A gallery wall feels incomplete without some kind of 3-D object, and one of these letters just may fill that void.

19. Streamlined Slipcovers

Cover up ugly secondhand chairs with this easy tutorial.
blog.houseoffifty.com

Cover up ugly secondhand chairs with this easy tutorial.

20. No-Sew Dog Bed Cover

Washable peel-and-stick tape does wonders for no-sew projects, including this striped dog bed cover for furry friends.
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Washable peel-and-stick tape does wonders for no-sew projects, including this striped dog bed cover for furry friends.

21. Stenciled Dish Towels

Dish drying gets a dose of personality with painter's tape and stenciling.
vmg206.com

Dish drying gets a dose of personality with painter's tape and stenciling.

22. DIY Upholstered Chairs

Trashed chairs get a major facelift with painted dropcloth upholstered seats and some white paint.
cityfarmhouse.com

Trashed chairs get a major facelift with painted dropcloth upholstered seats and some white paint.

23. Pottery Barn-Inspired Lampshades

Plain drum lampshades and a black paint pen make for an easy store-ready copy.
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Plain drum lampshades and a black paint pen make for an easy store-ready copy.

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