Blind(-s) Patriotism

During my last visit to Montauk (which is situated at the eastern tip of Long Island, outside NYC) I spotted some cool flags outside a giftshop on MainStreet (next to Shagwong restaurant)…

The shape reminded me of wood blinds (i don´t think they are made out of old blinds although they looked like they could be!) – so the flags made me think of a easy scraphack! The idea I got was to upcycle parts of broken/discarded blinds like the ones featured below…As you all know, it takes just a  few actual broken pieces to break the function of an entire blind, hence there´s room for some clever upcycling!

Studying the photos above you can see that what you need for the Blinds-to-flag Hack is the following:

The Blinds-to-Flag ScrapHack!

Old wooden blinds
Paint & brushes
3 pieces of scrap wood/flag (to serve as mid-section and end support, pieces should be the same as the height of the flag).
A staple gun
(maybe, some additional wire for support)

Well, that´s the idea, so get in touch with your patriotic side and start hacking!

To visit the Montauk giftshop, head to:

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