One of our top posts in the summer is the DIY Sun Shade tutorial I wrote back in 2014. Well, I have recently remade my window shades and decided to record the process.
The process is pretty straight forward. No matter how you slice it, you are just cutting cardboard. 😉
- Measure your windows
- Cut cardboard to size
- Assemble cardboard with tape if in pieces
- Wrap in foil with the shinier side out
- Tape each edge as you go along for maximum durability
- Attache to window
- This can be done with small nails, thumbtacks, tape etc. Whatever will adhear it and not damage your window frames.
The original post can be found here: Beat the Heat: DIY Window Sun Shade
This does differ from the tutorial in my previous post. I used flanges this time to help keep it in place in the window without any adhesives or nails. I taped the scored edges to ensure they wouldn’t fall off.