How to re-style inexpensive mini blinds into a window treatment for kid’s rooms that they will love.
Post Updated: 08/17/2019
How to Make Dalmatian Spotted Window Blinds
I created these blinds for a kid’s room. They are easy to make using a sheet of black contact paper or a sticky back vinyl sheet.
When the blinds are opened, the spots are partially hidden; when closed the spots come to life. Work on a large surface with a cutting board underneath.
Time needed: 1 hour.
- Remove Blinds
Remove blinds and clean throughly. Put blinds on work surface in a closed position.
- Cut Contact Paper
Cut contact paper or sticky back vinyl in random-size ovals and circular shapes to look like spots.
- Add Spots
Stick the black spots randomly over slats. Being sure to press each spot firmly onto blind.
- Cut Between Slats
Following the lines between slats, cut through shapes with craft knife. Change knife blade when dull.
- Hang Blinds
Blinds can be hung the normal way, but will come to spotted life when they are in the closed position.
To learn how to make the red window cornices above the blinds in the photo, head over to the post: Recycled Cardboard Window Cornice Valance