How to Make a Door Draft Stopper
Door Draft Stopper Home Made

How to Make a Door Draft Stopper

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How to Make a Door Draft Stopper

Make Door Draft Stopper: I recently moved into an old farmhouse and while I absolutely love the rustic style of these old houses, what I do not love is the draft. You see, in elderly homes, drafts are extremely prevalent in and around windows and doors. In a new house, you may observe you have cold air coming in from under your door, which cannot just make it uncomfortably cool in your house; it may send your electric bill through the roof. So, since it’s turned off chilly and I’ve started heating my house, I started looking for ways to knock down those loopholes.

Or door/window snakes — are simple. They’re tubes made from fabric and filled with an insulating substance. You set them in the base of the windows or doors, where most energy leaks happen. Producing your own draft stopper is a fun, easy DIY job that required me less than an hour. Keep reading to find out how to make your own.


How to Make Door Draft Stopper?

  1. Measure your Door or Window
  2. Cut your fabric and fold in half
  3. Sew seams and turn fabric inside
  4. Fill the insulation or sponge
  5. Place on the door or window


Fillings you Can Use in your Draft Stopper

There are several different kinds of filling you can use on your draft stoppers. Some work better than others, especially once you put your stopper in high-traffic places.

 Also, some of this draft stopper filler is much more broadly available at the local store than others, or you may have some on hand. Check your windows to see if they are letting in drafts.

Common home filler materials for draft stoppers include:

  • Sand
  • Crushed Walnut Shells
  • Pool Noodles
  • Cat Litter
  • Rice
  • Plastic Bags
  • Popcorn Kernels
  • Buckwheat Hulls
  • Batting
  • Beans
  • Pipe Insulation

You may even decorate this one farther to make it really stand out. Perhaps You want a plain fabric tube, or you want to place something on it as Decoration: Add more colors of cloth, wrap it using newspaper or old clothing — Anything to make it look more like something you created, rather than something You’ve.

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