Finally the blinds are up!
I had such fun making these…..I got the beach mat really cheap second hand, and made them into roman blinds by cutting it in half and using thumb tacks to fix it to the wood. I used an online tutorial for making Roman Blinds and woila! (had to stich by hand along what would be the cut edges to bind the lengths of bamboo (or whatever it is!) together before cutting through it otherwise the whole mat would come unravelled.) Easy!
I still need to get some shells or some other object to tie to the ends of the strings to finish it off.