Door stops come in so many shapes and sizes. But handmade ones seem to have a pretty standard look.
Photo & tutorial by Make & Do
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.
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. )
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…
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.
That reminds me. I’m out of ice cream!
Have a foxy weekend everyone!