Do you have doors with a quiet wind blowing underneath them from outside?
Follow these easy steps to make a simple yet efficient door-draft stopper that will not only keep your house warmer but also certainly save money on your next electricity bill.
(PHOTO: DIY Draft Stopper-1)
<0x2022> 1 pair of (preferably as long as a door width) socks or tights in a bright color or attractive pattern. These can be footless.
<0x2022> 1 pair of knee-high nylon stockings
<0x2022> Polyester fiber fill or other stuffing (like from an old pillow)
<0x2022> Dry beans (like black or kidney)
<0x2022> Measuring cup
<0x2022> Needle and thread
<0x2022> Thick ribbon or string
(PHOTOS: DIY Draft Stopper 2 and 3)
1 Cut the legs of the tights off and set aside. Stuff one of the knee-high stockings, starting with the polyester filling and alternating with beans. I used a cup to measure how many beans I was using, and also it was easier to get them into the nylon. Ideally, you want about half beans and half stuffing,. The polyester fill will keep the cold air from coming in, and the beans will weigh down the draft stopper. Continue until your stocking is full.
(PHOTO: DIY Draft Stopper 4)
(PHOTO: DIY Draft Stopper 5, 6)
2 Tie a double knot at the top, where the elastic part is, to prevent the stuffing and beans from falling out. You can also secure the end by sewing it shut with needle and thread.
3 Cover the full nylon stocking with a decorative tights leg or sock.
PHOTO: DIY Draft Stopper 6
4 Once your stocking is stuffed and ready, tie a string or decorative ribbon to each end.
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