Turn mini-blinds into beautiful roman shades all on your own!
What you will need for this project:
Figure out how long your blinds need to be. Lay out your blinds on the floor facing downward, and stretch them out to the length of the window. Snip away only the ladder strings on both sides. (This would be the strings that connects the slacks). ***Do not remove the single thicker cord, as this is what moves the roman shade up and down.
Snap off the slats that you don't need. Lay out the fabric beneath the blind and space out the remaining slats evenly, about 7 inches apart which will provide nice folds in the final shade. The fabric should extend beyond the slats about 2 inches and about 2 inches on the top and bottom.
Place clothes pins over the edge of slats to ensure that those areas adhere nicely. Roll the edge of the fabric over, so that you will get a clean edge. glue into place. Wrap the fabric around the bottom bar and clamp with clothes pins. Let it dry completely before hanging. You can install your roman shade just like any other mini-blinds.