Homemade Doorstops

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Homemade Doorstops
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If you have a door that constantly falls shut, a doorstop is a good way to keep it open. A doorstop may prevent a door from falling closed and latching behind you, and it also keeps the door open, allowing you to enjoy better air circulation in the house. While you can use store-bought plastic doorstops, you may also make your own.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Brick
  • Scissors
  • Fabric adhesive

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  1. 1

    Set your brick on the small end, measure around the girth and add 2 inches to this measurement.

  2. 2

    Measure the height of your brick and add 4 inches to this measurement.

  3. 3

    Cut out a rectangle of fabric using the measurements from Steps 1 and 2.

  4. 4

    Lay the fabric pattern-side down.

  5. 5

    Place the brick on the centre of the fabric. The brick and the fabric should be aligned so that the long edges and the short edges are matched.

  6. 6

    Wrap the long sides of the fabric over the bridge, overlapping one edge with another, and glue them down with fabric adhesive. You now have a brick covered with a tube of fabric.

  7. 7

    Fold the corners of the loose edges of fabric down to the brick, and then glue the resulting flap flat to the top of the brick. You may choose to trim the flap if it is too long.

  8. 8

    Repeat Step 7 on the opposite edge of the brick. You are essentially covering the brick the same way that you would wrap a present.

Tips and warnings

  • Fold back the raw edges before gluing the fabric down to give the doorstop a finished look.
  • Change out the fabric covering depending on what holiday or event is going on. For Valentine's Day, use a heart-patterned print, and for Halloween, choose a print with black cats and full moons.

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