How to Make Custom DIY RV or Camper Window Blackout Covers (For Cheap!)
Make your own DIY RV window blackout covers for cheap with just a few materials! You can modify this to make it more "blackout" as needed!
Prep Time20 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Tissue paper, contact paper, or some other thin, see through paper for tracing your window shape onto
Foam Board (You can get it at the dollar store)
Material enough to cover board (get enough for both sides if you want more black out and temp control power!)
Marker to trace
Hot glue gun
Tape your see through paper over your window.
Trace the contours of the window (you should be able to use the frame of the window as a guide) Remember, this is to be placed INSIDE the frame, so trace the inside, not the outside! (see pic)
Remove see through paper and tape it to your foam board
Start cutting out the window shape with an exacto knife Leave a small notch so that it's easy removable!
Once cut, make sure it fits by testing it in your window. It's good to fit snug!
Bring it in the house to prepare to glue the material to the foam board. A note on materials - Mine was thin, so isn't as "blackout" as some desire (and I only had enough for one side!), so make sure to pick a thick enough / dark enough material for your needs! They do sell black out material near the curtain fabric section in walmart!
Trace around your foam board window, leaving an inch or two extra around it for gluing over the edge
Glue all straight edges first
Go back and do your corners (I'm no seamstress, but I found cutting them a bit helped to make them lay flat better!)