Draft a problem? Make a door stopper with old socks

No one wants to be sitting in the comfort of their own home and feel the chill of a draft. Although such drafts can't actually make you sick, they can cause you to be pretty uncomfortable. The viruses that cause the common cold tend to linger just a little longer in colder temperatures, and being exposed to cold, dry air can actually lower immune responses needed to fight off those bugs.
Luckily, there's a solution that will keep you feeling healthy and warm. All you need is a few pairs of socks, a couple of other materials you can find at a hobby store, and some spare minutes. When you've finished this clever DIY project, put it at the bottom of the drafty door or window.
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Materials
- Three socks (wool or fuzzy socks work best)
- Disposable plastic cup
- Scissors
- Poly-fil
- Bag of uncooked rice
- Needle and thread
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Instructions
1. Cut off the bottom of the plastic cup.
2. Alternate putting Poly-fil and rice into a sock, using the plastic cup as a funnel.
3. Fill as many socks as you need. The tutorial uses three.
4. Hand-sew the opening of one of the socks closed, knotting the thread to finish it, and cut off the excess thread.
5. Insert one end of the sewn sock into the top of the next sock.
6. Hand-sew the top edge of the sock to the filled sock. Knot the thread when done, and cut off the excess thread.
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6. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the final sock.
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