Before Easter a friend asked if I could make a couple banners for her that said ‘He is Risen’. Burlap or Ribbon perhaps. I didn’t have any burlap and didn’t really have any ribbon that was screaming “write something one me!”
But I did have some drop cloth scraps and they did seem to be begging to have something printed on them.
So I frayed the edges, printed the words on printer paper, held the paper and drop cloth scrap up to a window, traced the words onto the scraps, painted one, used a sharpie on the other, and then added some bling to one.
The one I painted I also folded and pressed on each side and added a pearl topped hat pin on each side for her to attach it to her wreath.
I haven’t seen how she used them – was thinking I should have taken the time to run over and snap some pics.
It was really quick and easy to make. Don’t throw out all those drop cloth scraps, you can use them for all kinds of fun stuff! For another fun way to use drop cloth scraps go see what my friend Daniela did with hers. And while you are there, browse her blog, Frugal Ain’t Cheap. She has all kinds of great frugal tips that are fun, easy, cute, and save you money!
What have you made with drop cloths??
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Pam @ Simple Details says
I’m itching to make somne drop cloth drapes one of these days ~ love how your frayed your banner. Enjoy the weekend!
Nana Diana says
Those are just darling, Jill. I do think you should see how she used them…blessings- xo Diana
Love! I think we need to start making commissions on the # of drop cloths being sold! Ha ha!
Jill Flory says
🙂 so funny Melaine, I’ve thought of that too! I’ve also wondered if I could wholesale them from the company that makes them!! I also hope that the price doesn’t go up if they figure out what we are doing with them 🙂
So pretty and a clever use of scraps!!!
Susan Smith says
Such a great idea! I love dropcloths and save all my scraps. You nailed it again!
Great use! They turned out so nice.
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap says
I love it!! definitely, never throw away dropcloth scraps!!! I am addicted. Thanks for the shout out 🙂
I love using drop cloths as table cloths and such. Your banner looks great. Love the way you frayed the edges.
breida @ breidawithab.com says
These turned out just great! I really wanting to make something out of a dropcloth myself.. . not sure what though. My mom is just finishing up making slipcovers for a thrifted wingback chair and loveseat. She has made slipcovers before but she did these by watching MMS videos on her iPhone!
I saw those this weekend while keeping her kids while they went to convention! Didn’t know you had made them but thought they were adorable! You’ll have to have her give you a couple pics becuase they really were super cute!
angela rogers says
oh Jill.. I posted some pics on FB a day or two afterwards.. but you must have missed them? Feel free to snag them if you’d like or come take your own =) my camera prob doesn’t take a good of pics as yours! Thanks so much they were the perfect addition to my table and wreath!
angela rogers says
oops.. I was just a pic of my wreath.. not a pic of my table. I can send you one.. but like I said… your camera might do better?
Jill Flory says
I still need to dig through fb and see your pics – not sure WHAT I have been doing ! LOL!!!!
They are very pretty! I love the natural color and look~it goes so well with anything!