So, here in Chicago, we’re expecting yet another fabulous snowstorm this evening (are you sensing my sarcasm there?) and while I’m not fearing the trek home as badly as earlier this week (thanks to my new four-wheel drive car I got just moments ago), I’m just not a fan of the chilly weather in general. So I wanted to share this quick, easy, and practical winter craft idea with you. So when weather outside is frightful, stop the freezing draft from blowing inside and keep the fire oh-so-delightful!
You Will Need:
- Sturdy, tightly woven fabric (8” x 41-45”)
- Sewing machine and thread
- Yard Stick
- Filler- sand, rice, dry corn, aquarium gravel, kitty litter (You can mix in aromatic elements such as potpourri or evergreen tips)
1. Measure the length of your door frame. Most will be around 41” or 45.”
2. Cut your fabric into a rectangle of the right width (8”) and length.
3. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise to form a 4” wide tube with the wrong sides of the fabric facing out.
4. Sew the length and one end together with a ½” seam allowance. Sew the length and one end again with a ¼” seam allowance. This keeps any filler from escaping.
5. Turn your tube inside out, using the yardstick to help push it out.
6. Using the funnel, fill the tube with the filler, leaving 1 inch at the top.
7. Turn in ½” of the top edge and sew closed. Repeat with another seam ¼” away from the first.
You’re all done! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!