Summer at my house means an open front door to capture the summer breeze.
The breeze flows all the way through our shotgun floor plan from front door to back door, and it's lovely!
Sometimes the breeze gets a bit frisky, and we all jump when these double doors between the dining room and kitchen slam closed.
Last week, after the doors slammed shut and my heart finished pounding with fright yet again, I decided to make some summer breeze doorstops.
I love cast iron doorstops, especially in the shape of cute Scotty dogs. But these doors are also outside our master bedroom, and I imagined us stubbing our bare toes on heavy solid doorstops on our way to the kitchen for a glass of water in the dark of night.
Soft doorstops seemed more toe friendly.
I used craft supplies I already had on hand to make my doorstops, so they also have the bonus of being free. First, I sewed two simple drawstring bags by hand using burlap, embroidery floss, and twine.
I cut a piece of muslin a bit smaller than an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock and scotch taped it to the card stock all around.
Then ran it through my inkjet printer and printed my favorite bunny graphic right onto the muslin.
I cut the bunnies out and used double stick fusible web and my iron to adhere the muslin to the burlap.
I double bagged some dry garden soil and slipped it inside the burlap bags for weight.
Two cute summer breeze doorstops that are safe for bare toes.
One for each side of the dining room doors.
I like neutrals these days, but you could also make these doorstops with cute calico bags and vegetable seed packet labels for a farm house look or blue, red, and white stripes and a star fish graphic for a beach house. The possibilities are endless!
Let the summer breeze in!