How To: Make Shades Out of Mini Blinds

How To: Make Shades Out of Mini Blinds

Amy Azzarito
Feb 23, 2009

This creative no-sew project from Jenny of The Little Green Notebook transforms plain white mini-blinds into custom fabric shades. It's a great budget solution for beautiful window coverings.

Project Supplies


  1. Tape measure

  2. Scissors

  3. Fabritac (or other fabric glue — NO HOT GLUE)

  4. Mini blinds

  5. Fabric

  6. Trim (optional)

The basic premise behind the project is to remove most of the mini blind slates, and then to glue the fabric over the remaining slats. The resulting effect is a similar to a fabric Roman shade.

Complete project instructions from the Little Green Notebook.

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