Are you tired of those dull, plain window shades? Want a fancy upgrade without splurging too much? Then DIY bamboo blinds are your solution!
Not only will you get a fantastic look for less, but you'll also enjoy a fun DIY project.
Why Choose Bamboo Blinds?
Bamboo blinds give your space a natural and cozy vibe. They are trendy and go with many styles. The best part? They can be costly if you buy them from a store. But worry not; you can make them at home for a fraction of the price.
Make Windows Look Bigger
Your windows might be short or narrow. That's okay! Bamboo blinds can give them a tall, grand look. Pair them with curtains that hang high and wide. This trick makes your window look bigger than it is. It's a neat magic trick for your home!
Style and Texture
Bamboo blinds add style and texture to your rooms. You can also match them with curtains. This makes the rooms look even more amazing.
What You Need to Make Bamboo Blinds
Ready to make your own bamboo blinds? Here is what you'll need:
- One long bamboo shade (correct width for your window)
- Double curtain rod
- Cable ties (small ones will do)
- Hot glue and a glue gun
Measure and Plan
Lay the bamboo shade flat on the floor. Measure it to find out how many blinds you can make. Use hot glue to mark the spots where you'll cut the shade later.
Snip and Strip
Cut the cords about four slats below where you glued them. This will give you extra cording to tie the ends. Remove any extra slats.
Attach to Rod
Wrap the top part of each bamboo piece around the curtain rod. Use cable ties to attach them securely. Add some extra hot glue to make sure they stay in place.
Finish It Up
Remember the extra slats you removed? Use them to add weight at the bottom. Just glue them at the bottom edge of each blind.
Can people see through bamboo blinds?
Yes, they can, especially at night. If you want more privacy, you can attach a fabric backing.
Q: What if I don’t want curtains?
No worries! Bamboo blinds look great on their own, too. They can fit inside the window frame, so you don't need extra wall space.
Pairing Bamboo Blinds with Curtains
Mix and match your bamboo blinds with curtains for a richer look. It makes the room look stylish and cozy at the same time.
Making bamboo blinds yourself is easy and fun. Plus, you'll save a ton of money. It's a win-win situation. They look great, are super affordable, and you get to show off your DIY skills.
Hi there, I’m Sam Billings, and I’m all about sustainability. Running a printing business is my thing, but my real passion is preserving nature. That’s why I run the Live Health blog, where I focus on Bamboo plants and their eco-friendly goodness.