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« on: January 13, 2011 10:05:06 PM »

... or twin draft guard, or under the door draft blocker... or whatever you want to call it!  Cheesy
For some reason my pantry is FREEZING and there is a giant gap between the door and the floor. I have been thinking (for 2 years Roll Eyes ) that it needs a draft dodger to block the cold, but wanted something that would stay in place since we are in and out of the pantry all day long. I couldn't wrap my brain around how to make one of those draft dodgers that slip under the door... until today!  Suddenly, the light bulb went off and I was inspired! I had this finished in probably less than 30 mins (though I wasn't paying attention to the time).
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Sitting on the floor, ready to be installed.


It just slips under the door.


Oliver was attacking it as I opened and shut the door. I guess it doubles as a kitty toy Wink


See? It blocks the draft very nicely!  Even Oliver approves.

I made it out of fleece and filled the tubes with dried corn.  Why?  No reason; it's just what I had sitting around. I bought dried corn to make heat packs as Christmas gifts.  It only comes in 50 lb bags, so I have tons left over. Roll Eyes  Plus I like the weight of it. It makes me feel like it is more likely to stay put and keep doing it's job: blocking those drafts!
It doesn't match my kitchen, but that's okay. It was my prototype, and now my toes don't freeze every time I walk near the pantry!
So what do you think? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 12:55:38 AM »

Pretty and functional!
Great design.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011 05:08:46 AM »

That's great, HK!  Very clever.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011 06:17:56 AM »

Thanks, guys! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011 09:15:15 AM »

I was going to go buy a few pack of these at walmart but now I'm going to make my own, thanks for the idea Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011 09:40:07 AM »

awesome job! I think it gets kitty approval! And that's always a win. Smiley And it looks like it will work perfectly. Love that sort of thing!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011 10:40:12 AM »

I didn't even know walmart sold these! I was struck with inspiration at 11pm last night, and just had to make one, ha ha!
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011 09:40:52 AM »

you can get a 2 pk at Walley world for about 12.00 and make them for about 3.00 if not less and it is made by you...

Old jeans hold up REALLY well over years of back and forth also for this project...
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011 11:29:02 AM »

Old jeans is a great idea. I've had a stack of outgrown kids jeans, wondering what to do with them. Now, I know!
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