Make your own roman shades from mini blinds

I think this is one of the greatest ideas I have seen in awhile…you can make roman shades from mini blinds. I already knew I was going to make roman shades for the living room, but with 8 windows in that one room making them myself was going to be really costly. Then I saw this post from Nest Candy and immediately fell in love with this idea, how brilliant!

All you need is some cheap mini blinds, fabric and glue. I followed this tutorial here. They were super easy to make and cost about $6 per shade to make thanks to some cheap fabric is purchased this summer. The fabric is home decor weight so it is a little thicker then your regular cotton fabric. It shows the light through a little bit, but its not too bad. Eventually I plan on adding some fabric to the back so you don’t see the backside of the blinds. It kind of bothers me seeing unfinished edges, but not enough to have paid $20 plus dollars for a kit to sew my own.
It is such a cheap way to make your own roman shades.

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  1. Dollwood Farms says:

    I think they look wonderful! I love making awesome things that cost very little!

  2. Vanessa Traylor says:

    I've been wanting to do this, too! It's been on my list, so I'm glad to see someone else attempt it! I think they look great!

  3. I've seen one of those tutorials–actually have it pinned on Pinterest–but am so glad to see it done by someone I know. :) They turned out great!!

  4. Brittany Stewart says:

    That is such a great idea. I've seen something like this floating around pinterest for a while, but you never really know how if it's as easy as they claim.
    when I get a little more motivation I think I'll give this a shot for the girls room.

  5. I love Roman shades and I love the simplicity of this design. Could you check the link from your site to the tutorial? I get a 404 error.

  6. 2littlehooligans says:

    thanks cindy for bringing it to my attention. all set:)

  7. Patricia Newhouse says:

    I am so excited about this post! I love the look of Roman shades and have always been terrified of even attempting to make one, but this I can handle, thanks for sharing!

  8. Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space says:

    These look great! I love that fabric :)

  9. Kara @ Nest Candy says:

    I love how yours turned out. Great fabric choice! I also used home decor fabric. Ours has black fabric on the back to block out light while we are sleeping, but I think you could get away with a lighter color on the back if you wanted.

  10. Kevin Lee says:

    I'm planning to install blinds, and I'm confuse of what style would it be. This style seems perfect for me. Thank you for sharing

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