10 Uses for Vinyl Mini Blinds
Give tasks around your home a facelift with leftover blinds
When upgrading your window treatments, it doesn't have to be lights out for the old window shades you take down. Check out these ways to give those flexible slats a new purpose.
Put a 6-inch length to work as a scoop for whisking sawdust into a trash can.
Eight-inch-long pieces make great tags. Write the name of the variety on one end with a permanent marker, and stick the other end into the pot or the ground near the plant to ID it.
Use a piece of a slat, trimmed to the width of the roll, as a tab so that the tape end is easier to find and pull.
Thanks to its flexibility, a slat can wrap around objects, such as a chair leg, to create a straight-edge against which to pencil a line.
A full-length slat slides smoothly beneath or behind furniture to ferret out the bolt that slipped through your fingers.
For those quart-size cans of mineral spirits, paint thinner, and denatured alcohol with a short, narrow spout: Curve one end of a short piece widthwise and tuck it into the opening for an extended pour spout.
Fold a piece of slat along its curve into a V shape and use it to clean out the rim of a paint can before replacing the lid.
Vinyl-blind slats are excellent spatulas for applying these or other viscous substances.
A slat's thin profile and pliability let you get under stickers without marring the material they're stuck to.
Use a slat to mask off molding when brushing on paint along the outer edges of walls.