DIY Removable VELCRO Blackout Blinds (Windows & Skylights) l Cheap & Easy

I needed to create a dark space for filmmaking. Here’s the BTS of how I did that!

You can buy blackout fabric here: https://www.fabric.com/fabric-type/blackout

Products used in this video (affiliate links):

Cheap velcro https://amzn.to/3gc8hx5 (probably cheaper to get at your local dollar store)
Industrial Velcro https://amzn.to/3ecMDHn
Adhesive Tape https://amzn.to/2ZCJX1N
White Nails https://amzn.to/2zTIqtb

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12 Comments

  1. Paul Quist on January 8, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Great video, very practical. I like your personality.

  2. Twotone on January 8, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I used the sticky velcro to close my deadcats, and as you found it doesn’t stick to fabric. I tried sewing and you can’t really sew sticky velcro, it gums up the needle and breaks the thread quite quickly. I had to use hot melt glue, but I don’t think this would work in your situation as it won’t take any weight. Nasty reaction to the bee, hope it isn’t too painful and calms down quickly.

  3. jackiethelibrarylady on January 8, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Always put on a baking soda paste right away! it will draw out the poison and keep you from swelling like that.

  4. Kari Quist on January 8, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    What was the bee’s name? 🐝
    Also, that was a helpful and concise video, haha. 🙂

  5. Repricero Support on January 8, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    BEST VIDEO EVER

  6. pacessdo on January 8, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks Kirsten

  7. scienquist on January 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    This is the best velcro video I’ve ever seen!!!

  8. ghe426 on January 9, 2021 at 12:02 am

    This sucked and is all wrong WTF?

  9. mac taggart on January 9, 2021 at 12:04 am

    As a night worker (trucker not street walker) I need constant dark. All the other videos I seen were like duct tape aluminium foil to windows which let’s face it looks trash. We have black out blinds but have light around edges but will differently try this.

  10. Kirsten Quist on January 9, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Update: I’ve been using these blinds 3 months and for the most part they are still holding up super well! I’ve only had one issue, which was on the placement of the velcro on my south facing window, which I placed on the inner edge of the window. During the summer it got a lot of intense heat, and the adhesive seemed to overheat and lose its stickiness. I’d recommend that if you are putting velcro on a south facing window, dont put it on the inner edge or directly next to the glass.

  11. Carol Quist on January 9, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Do it yourself project – well done!!! Keep those videos coming!

  12. Christian Bergmann on January 9, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I love the dark. This will be very helpful. Thank you!

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