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How to Make A Tablecloth Cubby (Out of a Drop Cloth!)

Kids Crafts Oct 3, 2023

This is one of those projects that is so quick and simple you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make it sooner.

I have done many things with a drop cloth – a pinboard, geometric art and a kids tent to name a few. But this one might just be my  favourite drop cloth project I’ve done so far and I’m so excited to share it with you. The best thing about this project is that you can customise it as much as you want – I went with very simple painted details but you could add much more or really whatever you want.

Materials for the tablecloth cubby

How to make a tablecloth cubby


Begin by placing your drop cloth over your table. You can trim the edges if they are too long on any sides but don't throw them away, you'll need them later!


Next it's time to tape the doors and windows so you know where to cut. Use your measuring tape to make sure your lines are straight and everything is evening spaced. I find its easier to do this while the drop cloth is on the table so you can see how everything hangs. 


Now it's time to cut. For the door, cut to lines straight up using your tape as a guide. Just remember not to cut across the top so you can roll your door up later. 


For the windows, cut 4 holes inside the tape markings. You may have a few frayed bits but I like to wait and trim them all at the end. 


Once the window shape is cut you can take the tape off and put a new line of take around the window to create one large box shape.


Now grab your paint and paint inside that box to create a painted boarder around the window. 


Use any edge pieces you trimmed off earlier and cut just the hemmed part off to create the door ties. 


You can then paint the ties with the same colour you used for the window. 


Let the paint dry then remove the tape.


Make two small holes above the door and roll up the fabric, using the ties to make bows.

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And there you have it! Making a table cloth cubby is so simple and just the cutest little project for the kids (and maybe for me too!)


This project is in collaboration with Bunnings.


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