Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY Ruffled Roller Shades

Busy busy busy!  The Shoppe by day, the Farmhouse by night, and no lack of projects at either!


At our farmhouse I've been on the hunt for shades for the dining room, but have been unable to find anything I like.
So in the meantime I just made my own.

A little burlap ribbon, some remnant fabric, and wire button garland went a long way to jazz up these inexpensive Wal-mart roll-up shades. 

Super simple, I started by ruffling my fabric and sewing it directly onto the bottom of the shade. It was surprisingly simple to sew right through the vinyl.

Then I used the hot glue gun to add burlap ribbon and then the wire button garland. 

Simple simple simple and very little time to complete.  I'm pleased with the softness and interest it added to the shades. 

What do you think?


34 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a great idea! This looks wonderful! I love the softness it added to your blinds.

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous...I am confused are these roller shades. I am from the East Coast and blinds have slats...I would love to attempt these thanks!

Penny said...

I love your idea so much!!! I have a blind like yours in my bath. I have a ruffled shower curtain so this would work great on the blinds!!! I just love your style! Hugs, Penny

Our Country Bungalow said...

This is such a great idea! I love how they turned out.
~cathy

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

We had roller shades like these when we moved into our house 16 years ago... I took them down and replaced them with mini-blinds.
These are so cute! Maybe when I get the camper ready to decorate-- I'll use this idea. I like it!

Heck, I may do this in my bedroom, now that I think about it. Right now all I have in there are shear panels. These are room darkening right--to keep out the hot Texas sun?

...hmmm, thinking a little gingham?!
Pat

Lorilee said...

Wow, beautiful! I envy the awesome woodwork around your windows! We just have sheetrock around our windows. Ugh!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Lori Lucas said...

Perfect!

sweetvintageofmine said...

I have the Old-fashioned roller shades with scalloped edge at my windows. What a GREAT UP-DATED LOOK!! FABULOUS IDEA! From one sweetie to another....Roxie

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

Love these!!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Super simple, super cute, super sophisticated...and elegant...
Thanks
Nancy

pink*cherub*moon said...

So cute! Much better than plain shades! Great job! Hugs, Leena

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

LaurieAnna: That is too precious. I love it. Good job, it looks just right..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Stephanie said...

Great idea - another farmhouse success story!

from me to thee......... said...

omg!!! I love everything you do!!! Your home is awesome!!!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Those are really pretty Laurie Anna!! I love what you did with the plain roller~wow!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

LaurieAnna those are awesome!! Thank you for sharing your technique for creating them!

Char5 said...

"Sew" gorgeous, LauriAnna! Thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration, this is just what I had been looking for to put up at the windows throughout our cottage. I love how they turned out! You have great ideas. <3

susan said...

i didn't know they still made them i grew up w/ these and like them soo much better than mini blinds they are perfect for your windows no wonder u have a mega business ur a very creative talented girlie thanks for sharing how u created them w/us

gift ideas said...

You must be really pleased how it all turned out Laurie! I'de of made such a mess of it :)

ImSoVintage said...

very pretty and so easy :)

Red Shed French Antiques and Travel said...

Really Cute, Laurie! I have a really famous DIYer friend who just ABHORS hot glue, but "As for me and my house", glue guns are our friend! Best, Valarie

Becky matte said...

Gorgeous ! And your home is beautiful , thanks for sharing .

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a cute idea!! I've got roller shades throughout our house...a necessity in this Oklahoma heat! Mine are plain but I love what you've done to dress them up. I hink I may have to borrow your idea ;)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I absolutely love this! So simple, and so pretty....my daughter's room has ugly roller shades, this might just do the trick!

Xoxo
Kathleen

Heaven's Walk said...

Sweet and so creative, LaurieAnna! :)

xoxo laurie

A Cottage Muse said...

So cute...perfect in the room!

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Cindy said...

That is very pretty, I'm looking for an idea for a window with a roller shade, this just might be it.
Thanks so much.
Hugs, Cindy

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PattieJ said...

What an awesome idea! I have the same problem in my kitchen, I think I just might try doing this... Thanks for sharing!

Amy Kinser said...

I think only you have a mind that is this creative. I don't think any other person could turn a Wal-Mart shade into something that pretty.

Amanda said...

Such creativity! I love the use of the old shutter. Really fabulous. This has to be one of my favorite blogs. I will be back to follow this site a lot more.... Thanx for sharing so many great ideas.

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