Cheap Outdoor Drapes

I just came across this post at the OC register about Garden drapes.  I love them myself, but as Cindy McNatt points out, outdoor fabric can be quite expensive.    Her solution, hospital sheets!   This girl is clever.   She found them at for 80$ per DOZEN and with the addition of clips and wire, she has quite a garden feature.  Ok, so they will only last a couple seasons, but after that, you can use them to make Halloween ghosts, or to rake leaves onto in the fall, or as drop cloths, or furniture covers, or I can go on…

cheap outdoor drapes garden screen curtain

I was actually quite sad to see Cindy’s blog discontinued at the end of last year, but for more of her clever ideas you can find her now at the OC Register’s Home and Garden Website.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Cherry on April 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    really pretty !

  2. Jim/ on April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Those are great – and cheap! I have some outdoor curtains – made from outdoor fabric found at a discount fabric store. The patterns were basically Sunbrella knock-offs. They’ve been up for three years and still look great–so spending good money would have them outlasting cheap ones–making them a good deal too.

  3. Leslie on April 24, 2009 at 1:11 am

    What a great idea…the image is so perfect!

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