Sunday, July 29, 2012

Door Stops

I didn't make these. But they're fabric - and plaid- and I wish I had made them. These cubes , with handles, are door stops. 

I've been keeping the air conditioner off, mostly, this summer in  an attempt to meet the goals of my financial diet. So I open all the windows. If there is even a bit of a breeze, doors begin to slam shut. I bought these door stops to stop that.

The plaid is adorable and the cubes are so cute. I love the handles on these too. If you wanted to design your own, making a cube shape would be quite easy. Or any shape for that matter. You want to choose heavier cotton fabric - a canvas or a twill - that won't pick up dust and pet hair so easily.

11 comments:

  1. You should add this project to your big list of scrap fabric projects. This would be a quick, easy and very useful craft to make wth scraps!

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    1. Good idea, I'll post this in my list of scrap fabric crafts...

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  2. We rarely get hot enough to need air conditioning so it is unusual in homes. I keep windows and door open when it gets hot and draw curtains against the sun on the windows. The door stops are a great idea - the slam of a door makes me jump so I keep them wedged open.

    My bedroom faces West so gets hot in the evening. I draw the curtains at about 5pm, it really helps keep the bedroom cool, I keep the windows open at the same time. I have a fan which doesn't blow onto me but aimed out of the door. I think that keeps air moving round, drawing cool air in from outside during the night.

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    1. This summer is really hot in Ontario. Usually I don't like air conditioning but this summer I miss it. I let the cooler night air into the house by opening all the windows too. And I close them up to keep the hot air at bay during the day. What I notice though, is all the creepy crawlies that find their way into my house each night!!!

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  3. Hi Nothy. What is it filled with?

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  4. I'd like to know what they are filled with too...

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    1. It is filled with dried beans and cotton batting. So it is soft if you happen to touch it, but it is heavy too. Heavy enough to hold a door open.

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  5. this is absolutely cute! I love it. Such a fabulous way to keep the doors from slamming shut. Thanks for the lovely note Nothy ...I miss all of you a lot. Thanks for coming by so often. I am in the midst of settling my move. So it will be a long break for me from blogging. I will drop by now and then to keep in touch...Take care my friend!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  6. If you're going to go the the trouble of making this kind of thing, why not at least make it look like a stuffed animal or (even easier) an Easter basket?

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    1. I like the cube myself. But your ideas are really great too. I like the idea of a stuffed animal...I bet a shoe would look cool too, but I'm not sure if a fabric shoe would look realistic enough!

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  7. Very cute idea and that would be great for scraps. I'm jealous you can leave the doors open, it's so hot where I live that we need the ac nonstop!

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