15 Ways to Repurpose Old Blinds
There comes a time when your blinds just have to go. Maybe they're broken, outdated or you just want a new look. Before you toss them in the trash, here are 15 ways to repurpose your old blinds.
Quilt Design Wall
If you're a quilter, use old blinds to create a design wall. This DIYer cut an old bamboo blind to fit her space and then stapled quilt batting to the top rail. She hung the batting-covered blind on the wall and now uses it when designing quilts, choosing fabrics or for displaying parts of a quilt in progress. Check out these great tips for how to hang a quilt design wall and other unusual items.
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Use old mini blind slats to create garden markers. Use them to label bedding plants or rows of seeds. As an alternative, these DIY plant markers are made out of mortar mix and copper wire.
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Use old blind slats as bookmarks. Just cut to size, then decorate with markers or paint and add a string or ribbon. Perfect for inexpensive gifts!
Photo: Courtesy of Tina Crosbie
If you have old mini blind slats, try using them to help you paint. If you don't have painters tape, you can lay a blind slat flat to act as a quick barrier when painting trim.
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