Six months out of the year, we have the windows open in our home. We have blinds on most of the windows which are fine but I wanted to make them look prettier so here's what I did...
Up-Cycled Window Blinds
As you can see, pretty boring.
I wanted the bottom of the window blind to look like lace. I found this cotton twine at Walmart for $2.50!
I cut each piece in two yard or 72" lengths. For one window, I cut 41 pieces.
Step 2: I closed the blinds then
A - I folded the string in half making a loop
B - Place the loop over the top of the blind and bring it around the blind
C - Pull the loop at the bottom, thread the two ends through the loop
D - Pull tight
My blind was 30" in width. There are three strings on blinds, making four sections (yellow lines).
In the first section, I tied 6 strings (red)
Second section - 14 strings (red)
Third section - 14 strings (red)
Fourth section - 7 strings (red)
Total = 41 strings
Step 3: Once all of the strings were attached
A - I pulled the loop away from the blind
B - then took the ends over top of the loop
C - and down through the loop
D - I pulled down on the ends and tightened the knot
Step 4: KNOT 2 - a simple macrame knot. These are step by step to make this knot.
A - Using four strings
B - Make a "D" with the right most string (yellow) and bring across all strings
C - Make a "P" with the left most string (purple) and bring it under the two center strings (green & red) and through the right most string (yellow)
D - Make a "D" with the right most string (purple) and bring across all strings
E - Make a "P" with the left most string (yellow) and bring it under the two center strings (green & red) and through the right most string (purple)
F - Pull all strings tight.
Step 5: KNOT 3 - a square knot:
A - Two strings on each side
B - Cross the two string on the right (red/yellow) over the top of the left strings (purple/green)
C - Bring the left (red/yellow) through the loop
D -Bring the right (red/yellow) across the left (purple/green)
E - Bring the right (red/yellow) through the loop
F - Tighten the knot
Step 6: KNOT 4 is a regular knot.
Following knot 4, I tied knot 3 (a square knot) and then finished with knot 4.
I left various lengths of twine between each knot.
You could also go onto YouTube to find tutorials on knot tying if you want a different look.
Step 7: I pulled up the blinds and cut the ends of the twine evenly, cutting along the window sill.
And here is the finished project. I really like the extra pizzazz it gives to the end of the blinds. And at $2.50, you really can't go wrong.