Asked on Jul 23, 2014

I have a lot (20 pcs) of used blinds, what project can I do with it?

Ester Age
by Ester Age
Different sizes, some are bamboos, I hate to let go of these, thinking I know I can do something about it, please any suggestion?
Here are the blinds I'm talking about.
  17 answers
  • Kristy Lingebach Kristy Lingebach on Jul 23, 2014
    You can use them as a backing to roman shades :-)
  • Xena Nierobisz Xena Nierobisz on Jul 23, 2014
    I saw that some people use them for patios- making kinda like a screen porch:)
  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on Jul 23, 2014
    You can cut the bamboo ones and make place mats, coasters or table runners out of them. Also I have seen patio rugs made from bamboo shades. When you cut them with the direction of the bamboo, be sure and cut a little wider so you can remove a couple strips of the bamboo so you can tie the string to keep it from unraveling.
  • Rachel White Rachel White on Jul 23, 2014
    Simply paint a picture on it and hang it up in a sunroom or patio or porch for decoration.
  • Susan E Susan E on Jul 24, 2014
    There are several sets of instructions on how to use mini blinds to make roman shades. Very clever. My father in law had a small round patio outside his bathroom fenced in bamboo. Don't remember how there were held erect, but you could certainly do a 2x4 frame. Also, they single bamboo poles are great for holding plants erect in the garden as they grow
  • Kathie taylor Kathie taylor on Jul 24, 2014
    I covered a wall in apartment years ago with reed screening. It was totally awesome.. I have a shed that I can see from my tv room, I'm planning on doing the same. to it. Bamboo would work as well. Don't know your taste, but you could then anchor drift wood, air plants, sea shells, whatever.....
  • Accentuations! Accentuations! on Jul 24, 2014
    I am using mine as a privacy fence! Yep....there is a spot of open area between us an the neighbor behind us. Because we are otherwise heavily treed I wanted something more organic other than actual fencing. My pieces were 48 inches wide and close to six feet long. I went to Home Depot and picked up a bundle of 4 foot stakes. I pounded them into the ground every 3-4 feet in the empty space. Then, starting by a tree I wired the top and bottom of the bamboo around the tree to be my starting place. From there I wired thru the bamboo to each post the same way near the top and near the bottom. Finished at another tree. I have "fenced" about 20 feet and have gained my privacy again! When winter comes I will take it down and store it till spring! The neighbor loves it.
  • Sara Glenn Sara Glenn on Aug 17, 2014
    Cut and wrap around trash cans and plant pots, using hemp or other natural materials, make valances, cut 12 inch strips and weave for a stunning wall decoration.
  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Aug 17, 2014
    They also make nice floor and table runners.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 18, 2014
    Bought a bamboo specifically to shade my deck from the west sun. Think you could secure the bamboos on chain link fencing if you have one. (I hate chain link - reminds me of a prison compound!.) Could also use the bamboo to wrap large pots, or as Lee C Green suggested - a floor mat..
  • Judi Judi on Dec 05, 2014
    Weave a design onto them and hang on wall
  • Kathie taylor Kathie taylor on Dec 17, 2014
    That was back in July, what did YOU do with them....
  • Pam Pam on Dec 18, 2014
    Use the slats from vinyl or aluminum blinds as plant markers. Cut them in 6-8 inch strips and write the name of the plant on it. Of course, don't forget to push them into the ground by your plant! And, don't forget the botanical name of the plant!
  • Barbara B Barbara B on Dec 18, 2014
    we decorated our den as a hawiian theme put them on one wall like a hut framed out a window and in the middle of the room had netting hamging over the sofa painted palm trees on the walls by the picture window.
  • Brenda Gilstorf Brenda Gilstorf on Dec 18, 2014
    If you use them as plant markers only use them with non food plants, paints and finishes will leach into the soil...dangerous.
  • Tamara McMillan Tamara McMillan on Jan 12, 2015
    I see my response has already been suggested. . using them as privacy fencing. . . attaching them to already standing chain link fencing or make supportive backing for them crisscrossed or framed and then turn into a fence. . . weave the individual pieces of the blinds into your chain link. . can paint them first and do a pattern weave to make it custom.
  • NancyMaria NancyMaria on Sep 16, 2016
    Check out... and what about seasonal front door decorations? Place to clip photos,