Picture of Drop Cloth Pillows
The humble drop cloth is meant to be there to catch your mistakes, but it can also take center stage by becoming a pillow cover. With an image stenciled on top you can also personalize it with whatever you want.

In this Instructable we'll cover the making of the cover and the application of the stencil. All of the materials shown here cost about $6 and it can be done in 1-2 hours.

This project is a courtesy of Lowe's Idea Exchange, be sure to visit Lowe's Idea Exchange on Facebook for more awesome projects.

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Step 1: What you need

Supplies needed:
  • Sewing machine
  • Utility knife or X-acto blade
  • Sewing needle
  • 1" brush
  • yardstick
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • cutting mat (optional)

Step 2: The Drop Cloth

Picture of The Drop Cloth
To get the drop cloth ready you first need to wash it and iron it. The ironing is key to making the fabric easier to work with, especially for the stenciling.

With a clean and flat drop cloth, mark out a 19" x 37" rectangle with a yardstick and a pencil and cut it out.

Step 3: Print and connect stencil pieces

Picture of Print and connect stencil pieces
Print out the 2-page PDF attached to this step.

Using the utility knife or other blade, cut off the bottom blank area of the top piece and the top blank area of the bottom piece. This is easier if you use a ruler or other straight edge to guide the cut.

With those pieces off, attach the two pieces with some tape. The two black lines are there to help with alignment. If you look at the two pieces from a low angle you'll be able to easily see if the two pieces are lining up correctly.
sunshiine2 years ago
I was thinking about the Statue of Liberty the other day because I love the lady! This gives me an idea! This is very pretty! Thanks for sharing and I hope your day shines!
fungus amungus (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you!
sunshiine2 years ago
By the way, I love the back drop in your picture!