This #MakeDoCREW craft is one you can get the kids involved with! It's also a creative way to upcycle some old clothes and prevent them from going to landfill. You can be as bold as you like, match with your room decor, or personalise for children's bedrooms.
One of the best and cheapest ways to keep out cold air is to use a draught excluder.
These handy cushions stop draughts from getting under the front door and into your home. You can also use them on internal doors to make rooms even cosier. What’s more, they’ll help you cut your energy bills.
DIY draught proofing around windows and doors could save you on average between £25 and £35 per year.
Step 1. Measure and cut out a piece of material 4cm longer than the width of the door and 4cm high than the gap under the door.
Step 2. Fold it in half lengthways with the pattern on the inside and pin the corners.
Step 3. Stitch up the length of the material, as close to where the two edges meet as possible
Step 4. Turn the material inside out so you have long cylinder that is open at both ends, with the prettier side of the fabric on the outside.
Step 5. Stitch one side and then fill through the other using foam, used plastic bags, other kinds of fillers or old clothing/material.
Step 6. Finally, once full, stitch the other end.
For a quick version, cut the leg off an old pair of jeans, the sleeve from an old jumper or some old tights and socks. Stuff them with filling and sew up the ends for a cheap way to cut out the cold.
Just remember to add something to weigh down tights which can be lighter. This will keep them in place. To do this, you could mix some dried peas or beans with the filler before sewing them up.
Do you have any tips for blocking draughts from windows?
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