I have 3 Cheap, Easy, and Quick Ways to replace or fix broken valance clips on blinds. You can easily hang a valance without clips with these tips!
Can you Replace or Fix Broken Valance Clips on Blinds?
Recently, I repainted my Living Room. So, I had to remove the blinds in my windows. BUT, it had been so long since I installed those blinds that I completely forgot how to remove the valence.
I probably broke 5 of the valence clips on the blinds before I remembered. Yikes.
Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a lasting way to fix the broken valence clips after they break. That plastic valence clip just isn’t strong enough to hold the valence if the pieces are superglued or taped back together.
So I had to figure out a good way to hang the valence on my blinds without those clips. I ended up deciding there was actually 3 pretty easy ways to hang the valance without clips.
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3 Ways to Hang a Valence Without Clips
- Buy Replacement Valance Clips.
- Use Command Strips to Hang the Valence.
- Use Hot Glue to Hang the Valence.
I’ve got more details about each of these below. With DIY TIPS.
Can You Buy Replacement Valence Clips For Horizontal Blinds?
Yes! You can find replacement valence clips in every size possible. Just measure your existing clips to find the valence clip you need to replace the broken clips.
Also, make sure you buy valence clips with the same shape as your existing clips. Here’s the listings for replacement valence clips on Amazon. You’ll find so many options there.
If that is a little confusing or you just don’t want to wait for delivery, the next 2 ways to hang a valence without clips are even easier!
How to Hang a Valence Without Clips Using Command Strips
This fix was actually faster than I expected. It took just a few minutes to hang the valence without clips. Yea! Scroll to the end of the steps to see the video. 🙂
What You Need
- 3M Command Velcro Strips
- Super Glue
- 2 pieces of thin plywood or shims or thick cardboard or other scrap
Steps to Hang a Valence on Blinds with Command Strips
- Stick together 2 Velcro Command Strips. Peel the sticker off of one side. Stick it about 6″ away from the end of the blinds. Repeat on the other side.
- Cut 2 – 2″x3″ pieces of plywood, thick cardboard, or even a shim.
- Super Glue both pieces to the groovy back of the valence. Make sure the pieces line up with the 3M Command Strips you attached to the blinds. This will create a nice flat surface for the command strips to grab on to.
- Now, you can peel the backing off the outside facing command strips and press the valance back into place. BUT, if you want to be extra secure, you can also Super Glue that outside command strip to the pieces, like I did. Make sure to hold the Valance in place long enough for the glue to dry.
See How I Used Command Strips on my Valence
How to Hang a Valence Without Clips Using Hot Glue
You can also use hot glue to hang a valence on your blinds. It’s a pretty straight forward DIY, just be sure to use PLENTY OF HOT GLUE so that it will be strong enough to hold the valence in place.
Steps to Hang a Valence on Blinds with Hot Glue
- Plug in your hot glue gun and be sure to have a full stick of glue in the gun.
- You have to move fast with hot glue. So, apply the hot glue to the valence while you are already as close to the top of the blinds as you can be. Use the hot glue while on a ladder, if necessary.
- Quickly apply a line of hot glue across the entire length of the valence then stick it onto the blinds immediately. Be sure to apply the hot glue to a raised area that actually touches the top of the blinds.
If you used enough hot glue, that should be able to hold that valence in place. Luckily hot glue is easy to remove and redo if you don’t get it right the first time.
That’s it for how to replace or fix broken valance clips. Good luck with your DIY project!
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