Thursday, January 17, 2013

A DIY Door Draft Blocker

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When I moved to this house, I had to remove the nasty carpet upstairs and replaced it with laminate.  That made a BIG space between the bottom of the floor and the bottom of the door of rooms that aren't always heated.  Result: Cold air blasting from under the doors.

The coldest air so far this winter is coming to our town in a couple of days.  I've been putting off this project for a year, and figure now is as good of a time as any to check this one off my to-do list.

I had not looked online to see how others made these blockers.  I was simply in a home improvement store last year, saw the double sided Door Draft Blockers and didn't want to pay the $10+ for one set, but decided I could make a bean bag type of draft blocker myself.  As I walked through the isles of the store, being the cold time of the year, I found in the middle of the isle a display of pipe insulators, 4 for under $5.00.  .......Light Bulb!  (and today, I see online someone already had that Light Bulb come on.)

Here's the way I put mine together:

Ideas:  Make these to match your carpet/flooring.  You might not want to have a contrasting color.
 Keep your cost down and use fabric you already have on hand.
 i.e.  old clothes, blue jeans, old curtains, table cloth and best of all old blankets.
Knits and fleece work best because you don't have to worry about finishing edges.

Sharing at several Linky Parties.
Thanks to the FREE programs:
possibly used for this post
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating collages used on this page

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  1. This is a fabulous idea! I live in a 100 year old big drafty house, and this would work great for the door going to the basement/cellar. Thanks for the tutorial!
    Tuula :)

  2. perfect post for this time of year
    come see what I shared at

  3. What a great idea. I know if you buy a door draft blocker at the store they can be quick expensive. I am excited to see what you come up with for those left over pieces so I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  4. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  5. Wonderful idea! I'm visiting from Pin Me party and I'll be pinning! Thanks so much for sharing your idea!

  6. Really cool idea! You sure are creative :)

  7. Great idea! Thanks for linking up at A Humble Creation. I have a feeling if I make one, I'm using crazy fabric! I love that you saved money and can customize too.

  8. I need this for our basement door! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  9. it's great idea.
    Im from Tutorial Thursdays - Valentines' Take 2. I'm your new follower

  10. This is a wonderful idea, thank you for the wonderful clear tutorial!

    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.

  11. Great idea, but one of my beagles has chewed the wood part where the french doors meet & now there is a large uneven gap from the bottom of door up about 5". Any ideas on how to remedy this problem?

    Thanks in advance!

  12. Good idea!!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

  13. Very, very clever, Joy!!! I've pinned this one.


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