Quick & Easy Stage Curtains

Spent a couple of late nights this weekend sewing up some stage curtains for our church’s Early Childhood Center graduation performance.

One of the teachers I met at the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser said that they wanted a blue sky for the background and some grass at the front of the stage for their show. Easy request!

I sketched out this PVC stage frame that used 1 1/2″ PVC pipes and a couple of elbows, caps, tees, and 4-way connectors.

It would’ve been super quick to put together, since I already had the PVC cutting tool, but it would’ve cost about $100. Luckily, we were able to find all the pieces to the original stage frame and they figured out how it all went together.

So, I only had to sew up some curtains.

We bought two king sized flat sheets for this project and the size worked out perfectly for the 16-foot stage.

I folded the top hem and sewed a straight stitch across the top of the sheet to create a sleeve for the top of the frame to go through. I love that I didn’t have to iron or hem anything.

Then I cut fluffy clouds out of two yards of white felt and hand sewed each puff on the flat sheet. It took two late nights but I got to catch up on the Prison Break revival that the babies haven’t been letting me watch.

We went to the ECC after mass and J.D. helped me hang the curtains. I was super happy that they were the perfect length for the stage frame. Then I quickly cut some grass out of green construction paper and voilà! Not too bad for two $15 flat sheets and some felt and paper I had in my craft room!

If it weren’t for the clouds, I literally could’ve made these stage curtains in less than 10 minutes.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to items used for this project. Check out Home Depot or Lowes for builder grade PVC pipes and cheaper standard connectors. 

Featured Image: Image credit to Add Covers

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