With the cold days ahead, we are looking for ways to make our house extra cozy and warm. This cute DIY draft stopper will help you insulate your home in style and on a budget. To make it, you will need:
- 2 large bags of rice
- 2 rag rugs
- 2 hair ties
- 2 buttons
- a piece of fleece or an old towel
- crochet hook
- hot glue
- hemp string rope
If you are missing some of these materials, check out the links at the end of the blog post for the stuff I used.
All in all, it should take you around 30 minutes to make this DIY draft stopper.
Start by wrapping the rice bags in a piece of old fleece blanket or a towel. Glue the edges of the fabric together with hot glue.
Next, place the rag rugs under the wrapped rice bags. Depending on the width of your door, the rugs may need to overlap.
Cut a piece of hemp string rope a couple of inches longer than the DIY draft stopper. Then, tie the rope’s ends in small loops and use the crochet hook to pull them through the edges of the rugs.
Braid the rope through the edges of the fabric until you reach the end of the DIY door snake. Then, tie the loose ends in a bow.
Use the crochet hook and the hemp string rope to tie a button on each end of the draft guard.
Finally, pull a hair tie through the fabric with the crochet hook and loop it around the button.
Below you can see the finished DIY door stopper. If you need to wash it, simply loosen the rope and pull out the wrapped rice bags. The rag rugs “shell” can be machine-washed with cold water.
For more cute, easy, and practical DIY home decor ideas, check out our suggestion for making a DIY door stopper.
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