She Cuts Into Her Mini Blinds


Redecorating and renovating your home can be a lot of fun but, as I’ve been learning these past few months, it can also be incredibly expensive. It seems like everything and everyone costs a fortune. So that’s why I really appreciate creative tricks that transform the look of my home with minimal dollars spent. What do I mean? This video on DIY roman shades is a brilliant example of making such a dramatic change on a budget.

If you have plain old mini blinds, you can follow the step-by-step instructions in this amazing video by Better Homes and Gardens to convert them into stunning custom roman shades! The transformation is very dramatic and the end result is sure to impress everyone. You can also be proud to say that you did it yourself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White faux wood blinds
  • Thick upholstery fabric
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Decoupage and bowl
  • Foam brush
  • Clothespins
  • Tape measure
  • Iron

Watch the video below and let us know what you think about this very clever DIY project! Not only do you save money by recycling (extra points for reducing your waste!), you get a truly unique window coverings that can really make a statement in your home. If you’re worried about the unfinished side of the shades, just decoupage the same length of fabric to the other side. I really can’t get over how beautiful this is!