I’m fanatical about sleep. Not only MY sleep but my kids’ sleep.
Although I will admit that since starting this blog, I’ve been going to sleep later and later as most of my work is done in the evening.
Anyhoo, I still love my sleep. I’m super crankypants if I don’t have enough sleep and so are my kids.
My son was a terrible napper as a baby and used to wake up at 5 am until I made blackout curtains. I’ve made them for every bedroom in the house.
My daughter’s room is off our bright foyer so light pours in under her door in the early morning.
I’ve found another solution for that too!
Check out how to make your own boxy door draft (or light) blocker.
You can see by this photo that the foyer has a lot of light and the bedrooms are right off of it.
I found that by blocking the light coming from under the door helped a lot with sleep.
It even helps with sound.
For years I’ve been using this pink rolled up blanket (that I’ve had since I was a child).
It really isn’t the greatest looking. So I made my own.
- sewing machine
- fabric – 4 pieces cut length of your door (plus 1 inch) x 3″
- fabric – 2 pieces cut 3″x 3″
- cotton batting
- dry beans or lentils
- iron & ironing board
1. First sew the four pieces of fabric together along the long sides.
2. Press the seams down with a hot iron.
3. Sew the two long sides together with the print facing in.
4. Sew one of the small square pieces to the end with the fabric facing in. Sew the opposite end just three sides.
5. Turn right side out. Fill about 1/4 with dry beans. Lay the fabric on the floor and evenly spread out beans along bottom.
6. Stuff with cotton batting on top of beans using a long ruler to push the cotton to the end and shuffle the beans around the bottom so they try to stay evenly put.
7. Hand sew the last edge of end in place.
I love that it’s boxy and fits in the door jam perfectly!
Of course the fabric is a little French 😉
No more light getting in now.
Don’t you love a DIY project that is pretty yet practical?
Disclosure: Thank you Online Fabric Store for the beautiful fabric for this DIY project!