A door closing usually doesn’t sound so loud, but when there’s a baby or small child asleep it can be enough to wake them up and end the precious nap time. Heidi Kay from Muslin and Merlot shows how to make a door muffler to keep a door from slamming shut. It’s a piece of fabric with elastic bands that fit around the doorknobs on each side of the door, and a piece of fabric that covers the door closing mechanism. This would make a great gift for a new parent! Go to Muslin and Merlot for the tute.
[photo from Muslin and Merlot]
By Anne Weaver