This is a quick, cheap project that can save you money in the winter months.
Step 1: Measure and Cut
Next, pick your fabric. You'll need something fairly thick. We used utility grade linen.
Now, cut 2 pieces of fabric 8" wide and the length of your door... 36" in our case. After you cut, you'll need to lay them on top of each other and pin together. If your fabric is one sided, you'll want the pretty sides on the inside facing each other, so the ugly sides are facing out.
Step 2: Sew
After you sew, trim the sewed edges.
After trimming, turn inside out. Now the pretty side of the fabric will be facing out, and your ugly side will be on the inside.
Step 3: Divide
Sew the length so you have 2 tubes with an open end. One of these will be filled, the other will be the flap holding it to the door.
Step 4: Design (Optional)
Step 5: Fill
It took us about 12 cups of rice to fill ours up.
Step 6: Close It Up
Now close it up and sew along that line to seal everything in. Trim off the excess.
Step 7: Tie to Door
If you have a wooden door, you can use tacks to hold it to the door. If you have a newer aluminum door, you'll need to find another way to hold it on... stick tape, velcro, or something like that.
You're done!! Time to laugh in the face of the power company due to the lower heating bills.