If you’ve been following me for a while you know how much I love to repurpose scarves for home decor, and this scarf draft stopper is so quick and easy to make.
We recently had a long period of f-f-f-freezing temps here.
I’m talkin’ -30 with the wind chill, and our old 1890s house was really feeling that chill.
And so were we.
So I decided to make this scarf draft stopper for the original wooden door in our kitchen, which is the one that we use all the time.
Just in time for the Thrifty Chicks Monthly Project Challenge, which this month is scarves or hankies.
On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.
If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.
I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s scarf/hankie challenge.
How To Make a Scarf Draft Stopper
When it comes to repurposing scarves I love all styles, sizes, colours, but I have to admit to a special fondness for ones that are knitted-in-the-round.
These scarves are like tubes, and because of that they can be repurposed in so many ways.
I went into my scarf stash and found one that was the perfect size for this diy draft stopper.
For my scarf draft stopper I needed something to fill the scarf with, and because the scarf is very light and stretchy it can’t be anything heavy.
All you need is something about 6-8 inches shorter than your scarf, and about 3-4 inches wide when rolled up.
I decided to use what I had, which was a pair of polyester pants that are warm and fuzzy. I have many pairs of what we call happy pants for wearing around the house in the winter.
You could also use towels, small blankets… anything that you can roll up easily.
Once you’ve rolled up whatever you’re using you just insert it into one end of the scarf.
And then pull it through.
If whatever you use doesn’t stay rolled up by itself you could wrap a few elastic bands around it before inserting into the scarf.
And to finish off my scarf draft stopper I tied the ends with one of my favourite things… jute twine/cord.
So here it is at my kitchen door, which isn’t square because it’s over 100 years old… so it definitely needs all the help it can get.
We have a screen door outside this door, a necessity with the winters that we have here, but when it’s insanely cold we really can’t do enough to keep out the nasty drafts.
You could also make these for window drafts too.
I love that I can easily take this draft stopper apart when winter’s over, and then I can repurpose the scarf into something else.
Like Pixie’s Quick & Easy Repurposed Scarf Bench Seat Makeover
Or even like this $3 Lamp and Lamp Shade Makeover
Honestly, there are so many things you can do with scarves.
I usually find them at thrift stores for $1 a piece, and sometimes they’re on sale for 2 for $1. It’s no wonder I’ve got myself a scarf stash, which is all about the repurposing… not about wearing.
I purged my collection a few years ago, but almost immediately started adding to it again.
Such is the circle of a thrifting life. lol.
Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their scarf/hankie projects.
Here are the BEFORES.
Just click on the links beside the blog names to see the fabulous afters.
1. Shoppe No. 5 – How To Make Flowers From A Hankie
2. Adirondack Girl at Heart – Homemade Heating Pads from Thrifted Scarves
3. Lora B. Create & Ponder – Valentine Handkerchief Charger
4. The Interior Frugalista – How to turn a scarf into an easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath
5. Little Vintage Cottage – Little Hankie Bird & A Hankie Project Roundup
6. Thrifty Rebel Vintage – That’s mine.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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