Updating the blinds in your home can be a great way to add style and elegance to your living space. If you aren't sure that you want to toss out your old mini blinds after completing a window upgrade, you can recycle these old decor items by finding creative ways to give them a new purpose.
Here are three creative things that you can do with old mini blinds in the future.
1. Use a plastic slat as a guide to help you draw straight lines.
If you enjoy refinishing furniture, you know how challenging it can be to create a straight line along the curved surfaces that many furniture items feature. When you are adding stripes or other decorative elements to your furnishings, a slat from your old mini blinds could serve as an invaluable tool for helping you draw straight lines along a curved surface.
Since the plastic slat is flexible, it can easily follow the curve of the furniture piece. This gives you a straight edge to trace along to create crisp, clean lines as you refinish your furniture in the future.
2. Use sections of your old mini blinds to create garden markers.
Labeling the plants and flowers in your garden can be beneficial when it comes to using these plants in the future. If you want to ensure that you are able to tell your rosemary apart from your dill with nothing more than a quick glance, you should use your old mini blinds to make some garden markers.
Cutting a plastic slat from your mini blinds into small sections, painting each section with chalkboard paint, then writing the name of each plant in your garden on the small section will create reusable garden markers that can help you keep your garden more organized.
3. Transform your old mini blinds into a starburst mirror.
Purchasing decorative elements for your home can be costly, so finding ways to turn your old mini blinds into items that you can hang on the walls of your home can be beneficial. Removing all of the strings from an old set of mini blinds and then cutting the plastic slats to varying lengths will give you the raw materials needed to create a starburst mirror.
Simply arrange the slats in an aesthetically pleasing starburst pattern, then glue one end of each slat to the backside of a cheap circular mirror from the craft store. The end result will be a decorative mirror that will enhance the beauty of your home.
Finding creative ways to use old mini blinds is simple if you are willing to try to incorporate your old blinds into your daily life in unique and unexpected ways.