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Make Chalkboard Garden Markers with Blinds Slats

r May 13, 2014 | B Crafty at Home

Recycling has become so ingrained in our lives, that it’s puzzling when things can’t be recycled easily. If you’ve recently upgraded your window coverings, you may feel guilty sending a house full of blinds to the landfill. To go a little greener, you can take aluminum blinds to a scrap metal yard or recycling center, and faux wood or wood blinds are gladly accepted at the Habitat For Humanity ReStore. Before you donate them all, save one set to upcycle into chalkboard garden markers. Learn more about recycling blinds. Chalkboard Garden Makers Made With Blinds Slats What You Need: Chalkboard Paint Paintbrush Aluminum or wooden blinds slats cut to 6″-12″ lengths Chalk How to Make Garden Markers with Recycled Blinds…

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DIY Lace Cut Frosted Window Film (VIDEO)

r March 31, 2014 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Etched glass is a huge trend for DIY home decor. People are using etching chemicals to create permanent designs and labels on drinking glasses, glass storage containers and mirrors. Today we’re using Etched Window Film from Blinds.com to get this patterned look for windows without the long term commitment. We’ll be cutting a decorative lace-like border around the edge of the film to give it a custom look. Get the Skinny on Thomas Hicks Decorative Window Film This versatile window covering is one of our favorites. It’s perfect for covering odd shaped windows, and gives full privacy to areas like bathrooms without losing light. Customers love it for glass doors too! How it Works Thomas Hicks Windows Film from Blinds.com…

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

r December 18, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

You’ve already spent a lot on holiday gifts, why dole out another chunk of change on expensive gift wrapping supplies? Save some money by using kraft paper (found with the postage supplies) and easy DIY embellishments. Learn how with guest host, and scrapbook diva, Sarah! Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas: Find out just how easy it is to make this year’s presents pop with heat embossed wrapping paper and DIY paper bows. What You Need: Scrapbook Paper (double sided preferred) Scissors Hot Glue Gun Kraft Paper or Butcher Paper Holiday Stamps Embossing Powder Clear Embossing Ink Embossing Heat Tool How To Make Embossed Wrapping Paper: 1. Wrap gifts with kraft paper. 2. Moisten stamp with embossing ink and press…

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas – Watch the video!

r October 23, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Are you a Halloween procrastinator? Learn how to make a Halloween mask with everyday craft supplies and complete your costume with simple accessories from home. How To Make An Easy Halloween Mask This tutorial is perfect for inexpensive adult Halloween costumes or kid’s Halloween costumes. Need a refresher? Here are step-by-step instructions and a few more ideas for using this technique. 1. Hold one sheet of craft paper up to your face to estimate the size of your mask. 2. Use a ballpoint pen to draw the shape of your mask and cut out the shape with an Exacto knife. Make sure you cut on a cutting board or safe cutting surface. Expert Tip! It can be tough to place…

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Crafty at Home – Spirograph Upcycling

r April 29, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Do you still have a spirograph somewhere in the back of your closet? “Spiromania” really hit the US when it was introduced as a creative children’s toy in 1966. Kids have been going to town creating psychadelic, geeky designs for generations since.   Your eyes won’t believe what your hands have done!   Crafty at Home: Spirograph Upcycling We decided to bring back this classic toy to upcycle t-shirts, tote bags, and other neglected items from around the house that need some groovy flair. Download the Printable Instructions!   Spirograph Kit – Find them on Amazon Ultra Fine Point Sharpies – Only fine tip markers will fit in Spirograph holes Cardboard Cotton T-Shirt Canvas Tote Bag Paper Covered Notebook Blank Note…

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Crafty at Home – Melted Crayon Window Garland

r February 8, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Download Printable Instructions Here! We had some old crayons laying around and Cupid is coming soon! So, we couldn’t resist breaking out the craft supplies for a Valentines Day DIY Video. If your windows need a little extra prettiness, follow our step by step instructions to make a Melted Crayon Window Garland. You probably already have everything you need at home.  If not, this project will just cost you about $5 at the craft store. This is a great Valentines Day craft for kids to help with, but there are a few steps that should be done my mom or dad. Lets get crafting! Valentine’s Day Craft: Melted Crayon Window Garland What You’ll Need: Crayons in cheerful Valentine’s colors (Use…

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Arrrgh Mateys! International Talk Like a Pirate Day at Blinds.com

r September 21, 2012 | B Blinds.com Culture

Wednesday last aboard our trusty vessel we celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day with our mateys from across the seven seas. Take a gaze through the spyglass and to see how our shipmates brought honor to blackbeard on this blessed day.   Even if you’re a land lubber, follow the treasure map to find more photos in arrrr Facebook galarrrry!   Avast! What’s a pirate’s favorite window covering? The sophisticated pirate keeps ‘arrrr-oman shades in his home away from the sea to remind him of the billowing sails of his trusty ship.   Shutter me timbers! The pirate with real wood shutters at home will feel as if he’s dining in the captain’s quarters every night. He turns them from…

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Welcome to the BlindsCenter – a window trends + more show!

The Blinds.com team is excited to launch Episode 1 of the BlindsCenter – our all-new window covering design and how-to show that keeps you in the know about all things window design. Join Sean and Kristopher as they dive in…

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