Hello Ladies and Gents,
This is my first Instructable ever, so I decided to start off with an easy household hack I came up with a long time ago.
I became fed up with finding my vertical blinds on the floor, instead of covering my sliding door. I picked up a blind, and noticed the clip attachment hole was torn open from the blind's movement. I called the landlord and she implicitly told me I would have to pay for the blinds to be replaced (She was a horrible landlord). I asked the repairman how I could fix these vertical blinds myself. He told me I would have to get new ones, and throw the broken ones away. Throw away entire vertical blind with all that plastic because the clip attachment hole was broken.
I had no drills or fancy tools at the time to fix the clip attachment hole. I only had trash, glue, and scissors as my material for all my projects. This project was no different, and the solution came easy.
Step 1: Amazing Bread Clips
One morning while eating breakfast, I grabbed the bag of bread and brought it to the dining table. As I opened the bread bag, the bread clip fell on a chair where my family would put all the broken vertical blinds. Then I realized how similar and rigid the plastic bread clip was next to the plastic of the vertical blinds. Then I began on my fix.
To fix the blind:
- I placed the bread clip on the blind
- Cut the top of the clip so the hole can align with the broken clip of the blind.
- Then I glued it in place with crazy glue
Finally I placed the clip back to cure into position
All steps shown in the pictures above.
Step 2: REPAIRED!
Clip the vertical blind back into place and BOOM. You don't have to call your manager, or buy new blinds. Follow these instructions, and you can rest easy knowing your vertical blinds are repaired with no extra money.
Please let me know if there is anything I can change on my Instructable to make my future Instructables better.