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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  • EsAvi EsAvi on Jul 26, 2022

    Lovely. I wonder it stitchery tape would work.

    i am picking up yellow-trim mats then iron/sewing a floral tape across top and bottom. Love this. Thank you.

  • Donna Redding Donna Redding on Jul 26, 2022

    I noticed that the hooks go THROUGH the mat. Because I didn't see anything else on the back of the mat to allow it to hang on the hooks. Or am I missing something?

    I suppose this would work on windows as well?

  • Sarge Sarge on Aug 25, 2022

    So...noticing the tie on the "shade", are you manually rolling it up and down and then tying it up?

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