I bought these 6 bamboo placemats at World Market for next to nothing.
First I made 2 wall hangings with them for our previous house.
Then, I used them as placemats (imagine that :)
THEN... I repurposed them yet again to make a window treatment for my back door!
First, I hot glued ea. set of 2 side by side, then glued them on top of each other... (over lapping each one evenly to make it the length I wanted.)
Then, I played around with tiering them up, and added velcro in the correct spots so I could "open" these "blinds" of mine. (tip: I place the velcro in the overlapped sections so they wouldn't show thru when the sun was shining.)
Oh, and I hot glued the top around my magnetic curtain rod.
And, here is all the way open:
It looks SO much better than the black valances I had hanging there,
AND it added a pop of color!