Any suggestions to repurpose Window blinds?

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I have a 48" x 64" bamboo window blind with a broken "tilter". The blind and the part has been discontinued. Since the blind will not tilt completely shut I don't feel I have proper privacy when needed. Any suggestions for another use for the blind?

Thanks,
Shirl

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  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jul 13, 2017
    Back it with rubber matting(to prevent slipping) for a outdoor area rug. Paint something pretty and hang. If painting isn't your thing you can use a piece of fabric and modge podge it to it. Use it in the garden as a backdrop or privacy from the neighbors window. Cover an empty box with it and use as a basket. Get an empty tube used for concrete from home depot cover with bamboo and put a potted plant in the top.
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 13, 2017
    Great ideas Lynanne!
  • Peggy Peggy on Jul 13, 2017
    If someone you know is planning a wedding, the panes can be written on with a sharpie pen with table numbers and guest names. The panes separate each table. Also for a large wedding, attach several windows together with piano hinges and then stand the windows on a table.
  • Kathy Inman Kathy Inman on Jul 13, 2017
    Hi Shirley, you can make a roman shade from a used blind. They look great! You can find directions on Pinterest
  • Karen Merritt3 Karen Merritt3 on Jul 13, 2017
    You can cut the slats to whatever size you want. Then attach them(hot glue) to the sides of a wooden box. Line the box with plastic and add a potted plant.

  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Jul 13, 2017

    Have you thought of reproducing that piece with a 3-D printer? My library has a couple of them and ONE DAY I am going to have them make something for me, but I haven't figured out what I need yet. These things are amazing to watch when they are printing something.
  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Jul 13, 2017
    Or, they could be turned into a nice trellis for the garden.
  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on Jul 17, 2017
    Cut and wrap around plant box.
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