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Topic: Recycle & Be Warm -- Simple but Satisfying  (Read 4356 times)
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« on: March 02, 2009 04:48:05 PM »

Okay, not the snazziest versions of weatherproofing ever seen on Craftster, but quick, functional, cheap and satisfying!

1. Draftdodgers for the doorways.
Took two pair of kids trousers; cut the legs off; cut legs in half lengthwise; sew two lengths together and then stitch into a long tube. Put sand into discarded zip-locks, and roll to fit diameter of tube. Alternate sandbags with hand-fulls of polyfil/scrap yarn/scrap fabric. Tie off end (this allows you to empty the tubes from time to time and wash all the floor gunk off them). Ta-Da!

2. Door Cover/Insulated Drape
Got old comforter at Goodwill and put grommets along the top.

Use left-over bits of denim from project #1 to create close-fitting pockets along the bottom, and slide a 4oz fishing weight into each.

Hang on discretely placed nails and ----

We now have a 10 degree difference between the stairwell and the mud room -- Yea!

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 05:02:32 PM »

Excellent, great ideas!
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 05:04:51 PM »

Great ways to fight drafts.  Right now I'm still using rolled up towels.  Their not the best, but are somewhat effective.  I really like that you weighed the bottom of the drape down so that it stays on the floor.  I may have to try this in the summer when I put up the drape between the kitchen and the dining room.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009 06:11:40 PM »

Excellent recycling.  I love the drape idea.  Good job.

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009 07:04:07 PM »

simple, yes......but very creative... great idea

« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009 02:17:55 AM »

Awesomeness -- I'll definitely have to keep in mind the door-drape idea.
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009 04:02:32 PM »

This is awesome! Living is a very old house in Buffalo, NY means very cold times. [already : ( ]. I will def have to try this one!

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012 06:49:44 PM »

these are right up my alley! great job!

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