I love this window treatment idea and cannot wait to give it a try on my windows of our rooms. Pull-cord blinds really drove me crazy, it looks so awkward with so many windows here in our living room, kids love to play with the cord and tangled everything, and cleaning the dust off the blinds is another pain, time consuming and head-aching. Change the wood blinds with wider slats would be better but this cost is so high! This insanely easy trick for upgrading blinds to Roman shades is extremely easy and requires no sewing process with mod podge magics.
Main Supplies you need:
- Window blinds
- mod podge
- the upholstery fabric
- clothespins or kitchen clips
Here is a brief steps:
Choose a piece of fabric (light filtering fabrics preferred), be sure to measure the length beforehand. Lay window blinds flat on the floor. Cut all of the ladder strings located on both sides of the blinds with scissors. Separate a few of the slats and cover the window entirely with each slat apart.
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Spread out the remaining slats that you set aside on top of the fabric. Fold both edges of the fabric around the slats, and glue with mod podge. Secure the folded ends with a clothespin or clip to keep the fabric from moving and wait till dry.
BHG Home demonstrates this beautiful roman shades in the video for more detailed instructions.
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The idea is not new but simply brilliant when the lady of 365 days 2 simplicity publish the step by step tutorial on her blog, covering her windows in her kitchen with this genius ideas of fabric and mod podge combination. We can see many ideas to use mod podge on fabric projects now on web, a great alternative to traditional sewing techniques. If you love the way of written words and images as I do, head over to her blog to see all the details of her work.