DIY Door Stopper

7 Materials
1 Hour

Spring is here - it is time to open our doors and let fresh air in - this DIY door stopper will stop any weight of door blowing in the wind. It is fantastic to open our patio doors and let the fresh air in, our temporary door stop of plant pots filled with pebbles have been known to blow over, scattering pebbles everywhere. It’s time to make some sturdy door stops to replace them. We have collected our bricks from a family walk on the beach, I love the variance in colour and washed look.

Start by sorting your selection of bricks into size and shape. Ideally you need a good flat brick at the base.

Using a brick drill piece, drill through the centre of the base brick.

Create a slightly wider hole at the underside to fit a bolt into.

Insert your threaded metal rod and add a bolt at the base.

Continue to drill through your bricks and thread them onto the threaded metal rod.

Once you have threaded all your bricks saw the metal rod so you have 1-2" of rod showing.

Using strong wire create a loop, at each end make a small circle using pliers.

Place your handle (made from the wire) onto the threaded rod.

Add a washer, followed by a bolt to firmly secure your handle.

This DIY door stopper is super easy to make, I love how we have a hint of the beach in our garden.

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  • Liz Liz on May 19, 2019

    I've seen pictures of screenless doors and windows left open in the UK and wondered if you have flies, mosquitoes or birds come into the house?

  • Shelby 🐈 Shelby 🐈 on May 20, 2019

    I like the idea and love the beach brick/stones but the handle needs work.

    • How about a lamp finial on top large enough to be used as a handle?

  • Judith Judith on May 26, 2019

    I have seen stacks of rocks that look like this, but those are balanced and they dont have a metal rod or wire inside or connecting and keeping them together. Yours is a replica of those. I'm still not sure of the purpose of the handle...?

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  • Kim Kim on May 26, 2019

    How about lanscape glue no bolts simple . No handle .Just saying.

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    • Rhonda Rhonda on May 27, 2019

      Could glue felt on the bottom rock to not scrape the floor

  • Em Em on May 20, 2020

    Such a pretty piece to see the bolt sticking up thru the top. Maybe consider cutting off the top of the bolt and adding a large wooden bead or gluing on an vintage drawer pull or knob.

    • LAHawk LAHawk on Jul 08, 2022

      A finial of some sort would be perfect to top off the stack if using it as a piece of decorative art somewhere. The loop was intended to be a handle in which to move the doorstop, but I agree that there must be a prettier option out there.