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Easy, stylish, budget-friendly DIY pallet wood vertical blinds! As created by humboldtartdept.blogspot.com!

Step 1: Install top plate connector

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Screw the top plate connector into your window frame. Screw in 3/8" threaded rod and 3/4" split ring hangars.

 
joeldovev20 days ago
This is such an awesome idea. Love it!
Humboldtartdept (author)  joeldovev20 days ago
Aw thank you so much!
esei3 months ago

Looks awesome :) I wonder if this could be made into the type in the image, might be a future project for me to find out... Shame I only have a velux in my room!

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Humboldtartdept (author)  esei3 months ago
I bet it could -- you might want to look into thinner slats than I used. And thanks! :)
seamster9 months ago

I love this idea!

Humboldtartdept (author)  seamster9 months ago
Thanks so much!
adawnee1 year ago

Where did you get the circle hardware that goes on the rod and attaches

to the wood?

Humboldtartdept (author)  adawnee1 year ago
Those are binder rings, or aka loose leaf rings, or aka book rings. I used 1" and bought mine at Office Max, though lots of stores like Target have them as well. The flexible swivel key tags (the part in the middle that swivels and the ring that goes through the rod) were a special order on Home Depot's website.

You are a life saver! We don't have much money and have been trying to fix up our home on a tight budget. Our den has a picture window that's around 122" wide. I've looked at custom blinds (too expensive), store bought curtains (need too many panels making this too expensive too) AND we have 5 whippets who love to look out the window so whatever we use needs to be easy to open (like THEY can open it), cheap as they might very well get excited and rip down the curtains, and we wanted as much light as possible. This takes care of all those problems! I probably would not attach the individual pieces so they can stick their heads thru or maybe do a few hooked together in groups so I can open just the ones I want. Really great idea!!! Any idea where I can get free or really cheap pallets??? Thanks again. Wild Whippet woman

Oh fantastic! Thanks so much for your nice comment! I'm so glad it's an idea that will work for you!

I found the free pallet wood place I go to by poking around Craigslist in the "free" section. You might try Googling your area and "pallet wood," see what comes up.

If you make them, let me know how they turned out!
kreator1 year ago

Is this humboldt as in northern california humboldt? because I lived in arcata for a while!

Humboldtartdept (author)  kreator1 year ago

Nope, sorry, Humboldt as in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.

sunshiine1 year ago

Now this is a great idea; thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day.

sunshiine

Humboldtartdept (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Why thank you for such a fantastic compliment! I hope you have a splendorous day as well!

Super cool! You should enter these in the Pallet Contest...!

Humboldtartdept (author)  craftclarity1 year ago
Oh thanks! I had no idea there was a contest so thank you, I will look that up!

How fun! Quite the unique look :)

Thanks so much!
Humboldtartdept (author) made it!1 year ago

Super easy, great look, very budget-friendly!

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