Reed Blinds

Spring comes. Sometimes too sunny a window gives us inconvenience - a bright light hurts the eyes or overheats the workplace too much. It is not always convenient to use curtains. Our blinds will save space, fit into the window opening and save you from unnecessary sunlight.
The material for this blinds we will serve reeds.
Reed Blinds

At the beginning of summer, along the shores of the lakes, one can find an already cleaned, finned one - it is darker in color, like after uneven processing with a stain. And if you pick up the growing, then you need to clean it from the outer shells. Twist around the joints lightly - the outer tubes can be easily removed.
Then measure the required length (the width of your window) and cut a sufficient number of stems with a garden pruner. To assemble the blinds, we need a wooden rectangular frame that can be made of any suitable material. In this case, the old shtaketnik served for this purpose. We drive in three nails on the top and bottom bars, having previously marked the distance with a ruler so that they fall exactly against each other.
We pull three cords from the jute twine (not too tight and, leaving the tails about 20 cm, they will come in handy later). This is the basis.
Reed Blinds

Next, we start the assembly of the blinds, sequentially tying all the stems to the base. This will require a thinner cord and your patience. As the cord will also fit thin ribbons, which you can get by cutting the old shirt unnecessary.
Reed Blinds

You can decorate the blinds using multicolored ribbons. This activity is pleasant for lovers of monotonous work, although it is moving much faster than it seems at first.
Reed Blinds

You can hang our product on the window using a wooden eaves, installed by the host (or take a bundle of reeds and tie it taut in several places). Blinds get pretty easy, so pick for it is not very massive material. Tie the ends of the main cord to the eaves and enjoy the pleasant twilight.
Reed Blinds

When it is no longer needed on the window, it can serve as a decorative panel. Tie a bouquet of dried flowers to it, place light drawings or a calendar.
If you want to decorate such a mat box for storage of things - measure the perimeter and height - and in the case.Just do not forget to seal the ends (a chintz or satin of suitable colors can serve for this - just glue a strip of fabric so as to hide them).

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