Want a Custom Look? Learn How to Cover Your Roller Blinds with Fabric
Roller blinds can be a great way to keep light from creeping into your bedroom too early in the morning, but some of the blinds are not unique enough to match your specific style. Roller blinds can be customised to make them more unique, if you are willing to be a bit crafty. The following guide will walk you through customising a blind to fit your room perfectly.
Supplies You’ll Need
- 1 Yard of fabric
- Spray adhesive
- 20 centimetres of ribbon with dangling beads attached
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Roller blind (You can find them through providers like Townsville Blinds & Awnings)
Size Your Fabric
Unroll your blind until only 10 or so centimetres of blind are left rolled onto the roller. Lay out your fabric so that the patterned side of the material faces the floor. Lay the blind on top of the material and use the scissors to cut around the blind, leaving two centimetres of fabric on each side of the blind. You need the extra material on the sides so you can fold them over the edge of the blind to create a finished look.
Attach the Fabric
Spray the entire front of the blind with spray adhesive. Lay the fabric on top of the blind, with the patterned side facing toward the ceiling and smooth the fabric so that there are no wrinkles. Be sure that a centimetre of fabric extends over each side of the blind. Turn over the blind and fold over one side of the excess material onto the back of the blind.
Turn the hot glue gun onto the low heat setting and carefully add glue to the edge of the blind and fold over the material to attach it to the back of the blind. Repeat the process until all of the fabric is folded over to the back of the blind.
Add the Ribbon Detailing
Pull the ribbon horizontally across the blind from one edge to the other and then add two more centimetres and cut the ribbon. Measure a few centimetres from the bottom of the blind and add a dot of hot glue on the edge. Hold the ribbon on the glue with one centimetre of the ribbon hanging over the edge of the blind.
Apply dots of glue all the way across the blind attaching the ribbon as you go. When you reach the end, flip the blind over, and add a dot of glue to each end of the ribbon, fold it over, and attach it to the back of the blind.
Allow the adhesive to dry for a few hours and then hang the blind as you normally would. Roll the blind up slightly to hide the top of the fabric. You will still be able to unroll and roll the blind as much as you want, but it will be unique and match your room perfectly.