This tutorial, for making a draft stopper is one of my all time favourite posts. I’m resharing this tutorial in it’s entirety in the hopes it will help keep your home warm and your energy costs low.
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The blistery winds blew into town earlier this week and now we have a few inches of snow on the ground. The chill in the air has got me thinking about how we can keep our home heating costs down this winter. Finding ways to keep the house warm, and us warm, without cranking up the thermostat save us money and save energy.
I have been thinking about how we can cut down on some of the drafty areas of our house. One of which is our bathroom window. I thought I would try doing a little draft stopper DIY. With a small piece of fabric and a few plastic bags, I was able to sew together a simple way to save our family energy and money this winter.
Simple DIY Make a Door Draft Stopper
Start off by measuring the width of the window or door. Add 2 inches to the length. Our window was 23″ thus I needed a length of 25″
Cut out a piece of fabric that is 25″ x 8″…the completed draft stopper will sit about 4″ high.
With right sides together, sew the long side and one end of the fabric. Turn the fabric tube the right way around.
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