Introduction: Threading Blinds W/ Tape Needle
I was not a big fan of repairing blinds. I had a few blinds to repair and everything goes well for me except threading the slats with the string.
Therefore, I came up with a little trick of making a needle out of tape to make it go better.
Step 1: Items Needed and Make Tape Needle
I used blue painters tape. It sticks well and it comes off easy.
Make tape needle:
I removed the bottom plug and all the bad blind slats. I cut small triangle piece of blue tape about 1 inch long. I put the pointed end of the blue tape triangle extended about a ¼ inch beyond the end of the string. Then I rolled the tape to form what I call a tape needle. Ready to thread the slats.
Step 2: Thread the Tape Needle
While replacing the new slats; just push the tape needle through the holes.
The tape needle even fits through the bottom plug.
I removed the tape after I did the final knot at the bottom.
Step 3: That Is It
No need for using a finish nail, piece of wire, etc…
This really saved me a lot of time and frustration.
Now, I do not have any issues with blinds.
I will be able to sleep at night,
so will the family that now have blinds that close up.