Turn Your Dollar Store Beach Mat Into Blinds!

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I bought this dollar store beach mat and turned it into blinds for our door!

Keep reading to see how you can do it too!

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First, grab yourself a dollar store beach mat. This one was $3.50 from Dollarama.

Use a seam ripper to take the stitching out and remove the edging. You can use the mat as it, but I wanted something more neutral.

Cut new edging. I used a cotton linen blend fabric (something I had on hand), but any type of cotton should work.

Cut 3" in width and the length will be the same length as the edging you took off. To get it long enough I sewed 3 pieces together.

Fold about 1/4" on each side and iron, then fold in half and iron so there are no exposed seams.

When sewing, make sure to increase stitch length. A walking foot wood have made this easier, but I used a regular foot and helped feed it through.

Sew all the way around.

Install hooks on your door, window or where you want to hang it. If you don't want to drill holes in your door, like I did, you can use command hooks.

There you go! Now you have blinds that can easily be removed. This solution would also be great for a cabin or RV.

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  • June June on Mar 13, 2023

    Why did you take off the binder.

  • Jes13985795 Jes13985795 on Mar 14, 2023

    Why did you put hooks in wall and then add the Matt to the inside of the door to cover glass. What are the hooks for? How did you get it to attach to the glass? I’m confused??

  • Jo s Jo s on Mar 15, 2023

    Did you use a special needle to sew through the binding? I have a built in walking foot so I can pull that down. Fantastic idea!

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  • Did you check dollarama? That’s where I got mine, this year and last year.

  • Nandini Nandini on Jul 13, 2023

    If I had to think of providing shade on the deck or patio I would definitely do this , pretty and cost effective. I’m thinking you could also do a painting on it.