Repurposing Mini Blinds

The Oregonian

We have been doing our best to find new life in old objects lately. Not just for the holidays, but in our everyday lives in general. With that in mind, these repurposed mini blind projects caught our eye. Even if your house doesn't have mini blinds, we can promise that your local thrift store has a bin of them somewhere (if you ask they might even let you have them for free or a reduced price!). Click through to see the ideas behind the projects pictured above.

Mini blinds are an inexpensive window covering choice. They are also one that is rather personal. Colors, sizes, styles, shapes, the list goes on and on. Because of this they are something that is frequently discarded be it to the trash or donated to the thrift store.
Their pre-used/owned status makes them a great material for repurposing into new projects.

An article from The Oregonian gives us several great ideas to get our creative juices flowing.
They give us tips on how to make coasters, fencing, gift tags and holiday trimmings.

We think they could also be used to make the following:

  • Placemats (expanding on the coaster idea)
  • Table Runners (think long placemat)
  • Substitute Caning (weave a mat and place on a table and cover with glass)
  • Mobiles
  • Light Fixtures
  • Sq. Ft. Garden dividers
  • Baskets

    What do you think they could be repurposed into?

    (Photos by Marv Bondarowicz via The Oregonian)

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