Installing your custom wood blinds can be a do-it-yourself job. Start by gathering the right tools. A measuring tape is necessary to ensure the proper fit of your blinds. You may also need a screwdriver and drill to complete the process. Follow the directions provided by the manufacturer to attach the brackets that hold the blinds either as an outside mount (covering the window frame) or inside mount. Then slide your new blinds into place and add an optional valance. Test your blinds to make sure they open correctly.