Stop that door!

Door stops come in so many shapes and sizes. But handmade ones seem to have a pretty standard look.

Door stop tutorial by Make&Do
Photo & tutorial by Make & Do

Door stopper tutorial by Faded Plains
Photo & tutorial by Faded Plains

I do like the look and shape of these sand or rice filled door stops. I think the handle is handy dandy and I can pick fabrics that would suit the room it’s in. It’s rather easy to make and the tutorials are easy to follow. But the problem for me is that these door stops are not washable. I can imagine that they’ll look pretty grubby after a while. I’m too much of a clean freak to want that.

Then I found this clever door stop by Cooplet.

Doorstop Tutorial by Cooplet
Photo & tutorial by Cooplet

This door stop has a tub filled with gravel inside. The sewn fabric disguises it very cleverly. But I don’t have a round tub or container like she does. Plus, it doesn’t have a handle.

So I fudged it. I took elements of all three door stops and made up my own with my newly acquired Ikea fabric remnant. (Yes, Cath, I should be sponsored by Ikea. :P )

Door Stopper (front)

The cute fox greets me as I walk in the room. Isn’t it adorable? It even looks intrigued to see who just walked past. If the fox’s eyes start to freak you out for some reason, there is a scenic Japanese garden on the other side. Ahh… the serenity…

Door Stopper (back)

Inside the door stop is a recycled ice cream tub filled with garden pebbles. Heavy enough to hold the door open on the windiest days. The fabric cover slips off easily for washing too.

Door stopper (inside)

That reminds me. I’m out of ice cream! :P

Have a foxy weekend everyone!

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3 Responses to “Stop that door!”

  1. P. Tenshi says:

    Out of ice cream!? That’s a crime!
    Enjoy your weekend XD
    .-= P. Tenshi´s last blog ..Subversive =-.

  2. Momo says:

    Adorable!!! I need to make one for my room for next summer, thanks for this nice idea! I love the fabric, I should pay a visit to Ikea too!!! Really, they should feature one of your projects in their next catalogue!!! ^__^
    PS: on my blog I’m running a little “sweet” giveaway! Come and enter it if you like! Thank you for all the inspiration you give me!
    Have a nice day! ^__^
    .-= Momo´s last blog ..Great opening and Giveaway! =-.

  3. Kylie Knott says:

    This is such a good idea and I like you have to be able to have things washable. Nice fabric very happy looking. I was looking at your felt slip case it’s a great idea I always find it hard to find the right phone case so this might do and I’ve just made some felt too! I think I might try some velcro dots just because I’m always in a hurry to get the phone out of its case when it rings I miss the call if its too tricky to decant!Hope your over your cold soon, lots of rest for you, off you go!
    .-= Kylie Knott´s last blog ..Listen to the drum =-.

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