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8 DIY Draft Blockers Will Keep The Cold Out Of Your Home

October 8th, 2018

As summer turns to fall and then fall to winter, the chill in the air starts seeping into your house. But you can easily block out unwanted airflow by creating one of these easy DIY solutions. From an adorable “sock blocker” to a dual-sided draft blocker to a kid-friendly draft snake, create imaginative air flow stoppers with just a few materials and a little bit of time.

Sock Blocker

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Create a draft stopper out of two pairs of matching socks. Find some socks that you no longer want to wear, or buy some super soft socks from Walmart or Costco. Then stuff them with quilt batting or polyester fiberfill. You can even use stuffing from an old pillow. Finally, sew the filled socks together.

Lock in the Heat

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To make this DIY draft stopper idea, all you need are a few basic materials. Gather some fabric, a sewing set, and some filling. You can use newspaper, dried beans, batting, or uncooked rice as the filler. Sew the material of your choice into a tube shape, fill it up, and then sew it closed.

For the Kids

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If you have kids, you can make this fun DIY “draft snake blocker” over the weekend. Get an already-made, colorful draft blocker, and sew on the eyes, tail, and tongue. Or you can make the entire creation yourself from scratch by starting with the “sock blocker” detailed above and then adding on the snake parts.

Knit a Kitty

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This super cute DIY draft blocker is perfect for animal lovers. To create this cute kitty draft blocker, get out your knitting needles and get to work! Then stuff it, and it’s ready to place in front of the door to block out the draft. For the pattern, check out Etsy.

Tree-Limb Draft Blocker

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This rustic draft blocker is perfect for any room, whether in the living room or bedroom. Choose a natural-looking fabric that resembles tree bark, and then attach a few “tree branches.” For detailed instructions on how to make this draft blocker, visit Instructables.

Mickey Mouse Draft Blocker

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This DIY project is another fun one for you and the kids … Mickey Mouse is sneaking into your room while blocking out the cold air! To create this amusing project, follow these step-by-step instructions at Instructables.

Double-Sided Draft Blocker

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Blocking off airflow on both sides of a door is sure to keep any cold air from sneaking in under a door. For this DIY project, you’ll need fabric, thread, and pipe covers. For the complete instructions on how to make this resourceful air blocker, check out Make it or Fix it.

Easy and Cheap

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This double-sided draft stopper is easy and cheap to make. Cut a repurposed pipe insulator in half, lengthwise. It should fit perfectly at the bottom of your door and stay in place even when you open and close the door.

For even more DIY draft blocker ideas, check out this article from Get started today making animal-themed blockers, faux fur blockers, lace and trim blockers, and many more to get the chill out of your house.

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