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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Even  though today was warm, we had some cold weather last week, and, I'm pretty sure more is on the horizon!  
My hubby has been feeling a draft on his feet, so I decided to make some draft-stoppers.  This is one of the easiest projects to complete.  I used some leftover fabric and a couple of bags of rice.  Here's the "How-To":
First, cut your fabric a little longer than the width of your door & 8 inches wide.  
With right sides together, stitch around 3 sides.  I made 2 lines of stitching for a little extra security for all of that rice!
I clipped the corners and turned the tube right side out.
I filled it with about a bag and a half of rice.  The amount of rice needed will depend on the width of your door.
Filler up and stitch-up the end.  Don't forget to measure it by your door to get a perfect fit.  I also made a loop to hang it on the doorknob for when you needed to open the door!
That's it!   Just a few minutes to make and the draft was stopped!

 Did I mention how much I love the original doors in the Cottage?

Have a wonderful week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. NIcely done. I like quick and easy projects like this. Your interior door is gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the nice words. Congratulations on your new home! xxx ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Love your blog - I'll be back to visit!

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  2. I could use one of these! Very helpful tutorial.

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  3. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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