I LOVE it when you can use things for other purposes than they were intended for.
Here’s one for ya…..
My mom’s always a nervous wreck when the grandkids are at her house because she’s constantly worried that they’re going to slam their sweet little fingers in her doors. (They actually do love slamming her sliding patio door with enormous force and a few of them have pinched their chubby little digits – BUT NO MORE haha!)
I saw these genius door stopper / finger guards at Toys R us. But they’re 7 bucks plus shipping!!! GEEZ! So, I thought, there has to be another way.
Enter the pool noodle.
They are 1 dollar at the Dollar Tree. And you can make about 30 door stoppers! How’s that for a deal? 🙂 Not that you would need that many, but still.
Just cut a few inches off of your noodle.
Then cut through the center.
And lastly just pop it on any door you want.
Waalaa. Done and done. It’s a “good thing.”
(I think Martha should totally have me on!) 🙂
BRILLIANT!! I am so doing this THIS week!! thank you!
Such a cool idea!!! I’ll have to tell my friends with little kids about it. 🙂 BTW just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love your blog. I just stumbled upon it today via a pin on pinterest that someone put up of your BLT pasta salad and I’ve been glued to your blog for the past hour now LOL. Such great tips, recipes, and crafts!
Such a great idea!!! I’ll have to tell all my friends with younger kids about it. 🙂 BTW just wanted to say how much I love your blog. I stumbled upon it via a pin on pinterest that someone put up of your BLT pasta salad and I’ve been glued to your blog for the past hour or so now LOL. Awesome tips, recipes, and crafts!!
Thank you so so much guys!
That is a great idea, thanks for sharing this with us
Joelle Brodeur says
I’ve been doing this myself before I saw this on pinterest. Its such a no brainier. Just keep in mind as LO gets stronger, those noodles will snap from the force of them slamming the door repeatedly. Its an easy fix, just make the length of the section you cut longer and it will last for a bit longer.
I use this for door stoppers too. It really works! For only $1, I was able to do all the bedroom doors the kids like to play with. I saved what wasn’t used in case one ever rips.