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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2006 02:56:28 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2006 06:57:45 PM »

I use the slats to make handmade plant markers for my garden. Paint them and cut to any size you want. They are a bit of a pain to stick in the ground so you have to use a trowel to dig a bit of a hole first...ugh. But they last about the season and they help you remember what the heck you planted, and where so you will remember not to let the dog pee there...anyway, that's what I do with those otherwise wasted pieces of plastic or metal.

Oh--also, you can use them to help hang pictures straight!

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2006 07:13:31 PM »

Plant markers, I like that. The simplest stuff is always the hardest to come up with. And if I cut the bottoms into a point, they should stick in the ground better. That's also a good one for my lazy butt to handle, lol.

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006 02:02:31 PM »

I have cut pieces of the wood blinds.  Anywhere from 5 inches to 3 or 4 feet.  Any ideas?



« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2009 09:22:28 AM »

I am looking for a way to use my ugly miniblinds for their actual purpose (came w/ my apartment) but was thinking of trying to somehow 'baste' some hemmed fabric onto it, so that I can raise and lower it, sort of along the line of cellular shads, or roman shades, but more casual.  I cant' destroy them, can take them down, but the windows are so awful and old, that they don't keep out the cold well, so don't want to lose any insulation, can't afford to replace with something else, have tons of fabric so hoping some medium or lighter weight denim might work.  Anyway, I'd love and thoughts on this, ideas about how to approach it. if it works, I'll post it.
 (btw also saw while searching an idea for making blinds with the top part of the miniblinds, and the string, removing the slats, not an option for me, but found in google, maybe someone else would find it useful. Under google: miniblinds instructibles. (b/c of mispelling i used, top of 2 results Smiley )
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2009 06:09:41 PM »

  They would be great to use in any fabric project which needs an edge reinforcement. How about inside of the edges of a banner; you could even sew lengths together for longer pieces. Or the bottoms and edges of bags and totes/ Try making a lampshade... Just got the idea... use a hole punch to attatch to a circle or square, and build up the shade shape. You could stencil, paint, glue overlays, or punch and weave the slats. Another idea is to cut up painted or papered slats and use the pieces to make a collage.

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