If you've been eyeing up some fancy Roman shades, but can't afford to splash out, then perhaps you could make your own. This might seem like too hard a task, but by utilizing an old slat blind, it's actually quite simple. If you already have a slat blind to modify, this will cost you next to nothing, as all you'll need is some quality material and a few bits and bobs, like scissors and clothes pegs. However, even if you don't have a blind to modify, a basic slat blind costs a fraction of the price of a fancy Roman shade. Plus, this way, you get to choose whatever shade or pattern of material you should desire. So, if you think you might like to have a go at this yourself, check out the video below!