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« on: March 11, 2006 12:02:45 PM »

Does anyone have any cool ideas for what to make out of old mini blinds? They are so cheap, even new, that there must be come cool uses for them. Can I do something with the individuel slats?
I know you guys have the best imaginations anywhere, that's why I wanted to ask here.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006 06:45:47 PM »

Ohhhh....I was hoping to find an answer here!!!  I too was wondering, I have a set that doesn't fit any window, but I can't throw it out, I KNOW I CAN USE IT!!!!  I've thought about weaving them into a 12 x 12 square and using it as a canvas to paint on....maybe!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006 06:50:24 PM »

do you plan on hanging them back up, or do you just want to take them apart and use them for something else?
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006 07:33:58 PM »

Oh, I vote we destroy them!!! Take 'em apart for sure.
I lke the idea of weaving them. Could make cool wall art, or something.
What else?
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2006 05:50:22 AM »

hmm, the wall art is a great idea. this ones a toughie....i cant really think of what else you could do....
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2006 11:15:53 PM »

What about using the slats for boning for a corset? I saw some that were made here that didn't require a really stiff boning. Also on the corset thought, use it for where the holes go.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006 10:20:17 AM »

I don't know if this would work, but when I saw the title, it just popped in my head.
What if you take an poster (or any sort of picture) and cut it into strips the same size as each slat.  Then glue them.
You could do it to both sides of the mini blind (with the opposite side upside down so itd be right side up when the slats flipped over) and you could turn the rod and change pictures depending one what you wanted to see.
I've never tried.. but it might be neat?
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006 10:25:52 AM »

I don't know if this would work, but when I saw the title, it just popped in my head.
What if you take an poster (or any sort of picture) and cut it into strips the same size as each slat.  Then glue them.
You could do it to both sides of the mini blind (with the opposite side upside down so itd be right side up when the slats flipped over) and you could turn the rod and change pictures depending one what you wanted to see.
I've never tried.. but it might be neat?

or on a similar note, you could create a painting on the slats. It would be an innovative canvas
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2006 10:31:54 AM »

you can also try taking them apart and weaving them into all sortsa things like a basket or try painting them first (krylon plastics spray paint) and then weaving them into a huge square and put it in a frame with maybe some cool fabric behind it and hang it up on the wall. also you could weave it and make a doormat for like outside? turn them into fans like the chinese style folding fans???


or you can cut them up and paint them green and make a fake tree looking thing?
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2006 11:35:20 AM »

This might seem weird, but I have a bookmaking book in which blinds were used as a book (slats=papers and its already bound). Most often a photograph was blown up to the size of the blinds and then sliced to the slat size, and affixed. It could then be hung as wall art.
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