This project is a great way to reuse something and be low impact on the environment. Scraps for the ties and you can even use the original fabric from the shade to make some flowers for something else! It may take a very long time for you to complete but the finished product is well worth it. Just pop in a movie or two and cut a LOT of strips and tie, tie, tie. Or you could order one from my etsy shop! I have one available and will gladly make custom orders to match your room.