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I am making door draft things, what is the cheapest thing to fill them with?

They are like this one

Beans, rice, bean bag beads? Where can I find cheap filling? Cheap cheap cheap, i'm very cheap lol

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Asked by staciandababy at 7:35 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Sand??

    Answer by skittles1108 at 7:41 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • rice. idk where you'd get the bean bag filling. i saw walmart had big bags of rice for like 5$ I know sams carries the huge bags!

    Answer by brypmom at 10:59 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I was thinking of sand as well. Sounds like a good idea, anyway. lol

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 9:02 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • I would say beans or popcorn kernels

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:44 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • This is what it's filled with: Stuffed with styrene pellets and polyester fiberfill that effectively eliminates drafts. You could use packing peanuts and fabric scraps. They add gravel for weight.


    Answer by JSD24 at 9:45 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • Cherry pits or feed corn! Many people who make things like this homemade or make those hot/cold packs use these :)

    Answer by Renee3K at 2:10 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • cotton or sewing polyester billing (big box at Walmart for $5 -$8), old panty hose, fabric scraps, old socks or other cloth type clothes or towels.


    Answer by JenE1098 at 4:50 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • used dryer sheets!

    Answer by chris219 at 8:10 PM on Apr. 8, 2011

  • Batting and cotton may not be heavy enough for your door/draft guard to stay in place. Food stuffs (like dried bean and rice) may attract bugs. Sand, as long as it is clean, would probably work well, for little money. Be sure your fabric is sturdy and tightly woven so it doesn't leak. GL :-)

    Answer by ss_mom at 3:43 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • sand? bird seed?

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 4:34 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

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