Budget-Friendly DIY Grid Shower Curtain

Dress up your bathroom with this modern grid shower curtain. Choose a liquid dye to match your decor, and you'll have a cute, cost-effective curtain in no time.

Update a boring white shower curtain with three simple materials and a little bit of patience. This curtain's pretty grid pattern is achieved with a shibori-inspired dyeing technique, and can be designed to match any bathroom decor. The best part? You won't break the bank with this project, which can be completed for less than $30. 

  • Working Time 1 Hour
  • Start to Finish 1 Day
  • Difficulty         Projects Easy

What you need

Tools

  • Cardboard squares
  • Large rubber bands
  • Spray bottle
  • Drop cloth
  • Large plastic bag or sheet

Materials

  • White shower curtain
  • Liquid dye

How to do it

Step 1 Prep and Fold

Wash and dry a basic white shower curtain. Press if needed. Accordion-fold the fabric in 12-inch sections down the length of the curtain. Then fold the piece accordion-style the other direction, forming a square. The folding doesn't have to be perfect, but the more you can keep everything in place, the better.

Step 2 Secure the Curtain

Sandwich the folded curtain between cardboard squares cut slightly smaller than 12 inches. Secure with two rubber bands on each side to create a 3x3-inch grid. The idea here is to have the edges of the curtain visible and sticking out from the cardboard squares. 

Step 3 Spray Dye

Fill the spray bottle with liquid dye. To protect your work surface, lie down a drop cloth or newspaper. Spray the dye around all edges of the folded curtain, varying how much you apply as you go. Once the edges are covered, wrap the curtain in a large plastic bag or sheet for six hours. 

Step 4 Set the Curtain

After six hours, unwrap the curtain and remove rubber bands. Unfold and let dry completely before laundering. When you run this curtain through the laundry for the first time, wash it on it's own. Dye may run and stain other clothes if they're in the washing machine. 

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