Although we are the original home owners of our house, I’m sure a ghost lives in my studio since the door will slam shut unexpectedly. After years of using a red brick to keep the door propped open, I decided it was time to class it up a bit. You can see on the door how the brick scrapped the paint. Welcome Señor Frog Door Protector, not stopper because he’s protecting the door from the ghost slamming. LOL!
Instructions to make your own protector:
- Red Brick
- Scrap of batting
- Scrap of fabric
- Hot glue gun
- Wooden tongue depressor
1. Start with the red brick:
2. Cut the batting: 1. To fold over the top of the brick and meet in the middle without overlapping, 2. Cut the batting ends to overlap the brick on each end for about 1/4″, 3. Cut two pieces for each brick end.
3. Using the hot glue, run a few lines down the length of the brick on one side. Using a tongue depressor for safety, press down the batting into the glue. Repeat this step on the other side.
4. Glue the end batting onto each end of the brick.
5. Using a scrap piece of upholstery material, cut the fabric the way you would wrapping paper. Enough to cover the top and fold up the ends. Hot glue both ends, then fold the sides as you to wrapping paper and glue into place.
6. I have a wooden floor in my studio, so I added a piece of felt for the bottom so it would slide easily and not mark the floor. There is a shoe hanger filled with items behind the door which I am constantly using.
7. Hot glue a stuffed animal or other decoration. This frog was given to me when I was teaching. He’s a perfect protector on the brick. And voila! A door protector in less that 5 minutes. This blog took a heck of a lot longer to write.