Introduction: Easy But Very Effective Door Draft Stopper

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I was planning do make a door draft stopper for a long time, but the remix and the winterize contest were my starters' gun - finally. I found the and the, but: I don't have a sewing machine, so I started to think about something very easy. :o)

Here is my idea:

Step 1: This Is What You Need:

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Actually, not much:

- An old blanket or rug

(or anything else that is thin enough to fit under your door and cosy enough to ceep you warm.
I used an IKEA fleece blanket)

- scissors

- a piece of string

Step 2: Instructions:

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1. Fold the blanket in the middle an measure the breadth of your door. Keep about 5 cm extra space and mark your blanket (1a).

2. Cut.

3. Fold again and mark half of the doors' depth on all sides (4 marks).

Step 3: More Instructions:

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4. roll it up to the mark on one side

5. make a small hole with your scissors at the imaginary line between the marks and attach the first string, and a second string in a second hole.

6. Turn your blanket upside down ( to prevent and air draft), place it under your door, tighten and add two holes close to your door (6a).

7. Roll the blanket up and fix it with strings. I used two on both sides and it worked fine.

Step 4: You Made It!

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8. Place your new air draft stopper under you door.

Close your door and keep warm :) Extra plus: It wipes your floor, too ;)


FriXs (author)2014-10-07

Quick+dirty. Prima. Ich hab's ohne Platzhalter in der Mitte gemacht. Das klemmt sich dann automatisch.

juliaRC (author)FriXs2014-10-07

@FriXs klasse, sieht gut aus! freut mich dass es dir gefallen hat. Wär super, wenn du für mich voten würdest im Winterize contest :)

samalert (author)2014-10-01

With this hack the house might be messed, but within the reach of door it will be shiny as mirror.

juliaRC (author)samalert2014-10-01

You got it ! :-)

tkleinauskas (author)2014-10-01

It's helped for me! Thanks for sharing!

seamster (author)2014-09-30

So incredibly simple. Excellent job, thanks for sharing this!

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