How To Make Shades from Mini Blinds

Window coverings can be a costly and often neglected project for many. During the summer, however, they more than pay for themselves by keeping some of that sun heat out of your home. While shades are definitely more stylish, mini-blinds are often the cheap and default option for most. But no more! We'll show you an easy and attractive DIY upgrade to the standard mini-blind.

Jenny from LittleGreenNotebook has put together a great Hot-To on turning standard mini blinds into a roman-shade-like shades.

The materials are simple:

  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Fabritac (or comparable fabric glue - not hot glue)
  • Mini blinds (think recycled)
  • Fabric (yardage depends on the size of your window)
  • Trim (optional)

Check out the preview photos above, and then head over to LittleGreenNotebook for the full instructions.

(Via: Little Green Notebook via How's House. Images: LittleGreenNoteBook)

Originally published 2009-07-01 - CB

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