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30 DIY Doorstopper Ideas with Fabric, Wood, and Concrete

A DIY doorstop is a pretty simple DIY project to complete and I bet you can make one for free, or for a very low cost depending on what type of simple supplies you already have on hand. This post has 40 different doorstop styles of each with complete step-by-step instructions. There are fabric doorstoppers in various shapes and different colors.  Wooden stoppers using scrap wood, crochet doorstops for those who don’t sew, and concrete doorstops as well.  Every one of these doorstops is an easy project that doesn’t take a lot of time to complete.  

Let’s begin by looking at DIY doorstop ideas with fabric as the main material.  To create these handmade doorstops you will need a sewing machine, fabric, something for weight (rice, dry beans, sand), and polyester batting.  A fabric doorstop is the perfect choice for homes with hardwood floors, where scratches could be a concern.

A DIY doorstop is an easy solution for doors you want to hold open.  Whether you want an open door to stay open for a little fresh air, have a door that refuses to stay open, or for us dog lovers who want our pups to be able to come in and out of the yard whenever they want.

16 DIY Fabric Doorstops

I found more fabric door top possibilities than any other type.  These are all pretty simple DIY projects to finish and can be made in endless different shapes and sizes.  A simple homemade doorstop using fabric is a practical solution if you don’t have a wood shop, or enjoy sewing.  

DIY Cottage Doorstop

A fun fabric doorstop DIYidea. You can make this little cottage house doorstop using her free pattern and add any embellishments you like.

Floral Pyramid Doorstop

These simple pyramid doorstops will be so handy snuggled behind every bedroom door for when we need them.

Ikea Hack Doorstopper

This doorstop began as an inexpensive IKEA HAJMAL snack bag. I saw something very similar today at Dollar Tree as well.

DIY House Doorstop

This doorstop is a gift idea and is designed to resemble a loved one’s home. I think it’s a great house-warming gift idea.

Calico Cat Doorstop

Such a cute doorstop idea for a little girl’s room. You can make it as a doorstop and as a cushion.

Shabby Chic Doorstop

This is one of several easy to replicate examples in this blog post. De Petit Coins converts to English and is well worth taking the time to check out.

DIY Lump Doorstop

A much more cheerful solution to a dumbbell doorstop. Clean and crisp with lots of color.

Easy Bag Top Door Stop

A French graphic added to a simple linen bag makes a classy and one-of-a-kind doorstop. I appreciate the black bow as well.

Owl DIY Doorstop

This owl doorstop is made out of blue jeans. I think the little animal doorstops are all great for kid’s rooms.

Fabric Cube Doorstop

This cube doorstop made out of a solid tweed-looking fabric is very traditional and could fit in with almost any decor style.

Happy Rock DIY Doorstop

This little smiling face rack is playful and perfect for a kid’s room or the family room.

Contemporary DIY Doorstop

A modern doorstop made out of various coordinated fabrics.

Milk Carton Felt DIY Doorstop

This simple felt doorstop is so fun with its string accessories. It also hangs from the doorknob when not in use.

DIY Car Wheel Doorstop

Every little boy’s room or big boy’s man cave will appreciate this DIY wheel doorstop.  She also shares the DIY for a matching cushion.

Don’t you love how creative this is?

Make Doorstops from Old Jeans

Katiliese is a European blog so you need to use Google Translator to read the tutorial. I love the simplicity of this doorstop. Denim is always well wearing and this simple DIY doorstop is easy way to upcycle old blue jeans.

How to Make a Doorstop with Vintage Linens

Vintage linens are another simple way to create a stylish door stopper. When I saw this particular door stop it also made me think of IKEA kitchen towels. These would be so nice in the kitchen or holding patio doors open.

4 Crochet DIY Doorstops

For those without a sewing machine. I thought crochet is another great option for those who are worried about wear on hardwood floors.

Crocheted Cat Doorstop

A very simple to crochet DIY doorstop pattern. This pattern is crocheted in one stitch the single crochet.

Rainbow Storage Doorstop

A colorful crocheted doorstop, that doubles as a storage bag for small items.


Boho Crochet Doorstop

This free pattern works for a DIY crocheted doorstop, but it’s pretty enough to be a purse.


Crocheted Doorstop

A simple adorable green cat doorstop with a free crochet pattern.

3 Rustic Rope DIY Doorstops

To make a rope doorstop you’re going to need either heavy jute rope or thick twine and a hot glue gun.  

DIY Sailor’s Knot Doorstop

Wrap a tennis ball with jute rope to make this special DIY doorstop.


Jute Rope Doorstop

You will need heavy metal beads and a small hollow ball for this gorgeous jute rope doorstop. The texture of this doorstop is gorgeous, and check out that little leather handle.

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DIY Door Stop with Handle

Make this adorable DIY door stop using a scrap piece of lumber. The pink stripe is the perfect final touch for a girls’ bedroom door.

7 DIY Wood Doorstops

Instead of buying an ugly door wedge that we often see in commercial buildings, we can make our own easy DIY doorstop using wood.

DIY Wood and Leather Doorstop

I find the clean and simple lines of this wood wedge doorstop very beautiful.


Easy DIY Wood Doorstop

Another quaint and simple to make DIY wood doorstop. This one is stained with fun diagonal white stripes.


Simple DIY Doorstop Makeover 3 Ways

These folk art style bright and cheerful doorstops would be fun to make.


DIY Rustic Bird Doorstop

This is a very unique way to use up leftover scrap wood pieces. This would make a very nice DIY gift for someone.

DIY Door Stop with Handle

Make this adorable DIY door stop using a scrap piece of lumber. The pink stripe is the perfect final touch for a girls’ bedroom door.

A Concrete and Wood DIY Doorstop Project

Another modern DIY door stop function. Beautiful contrast between the smooth grey concrete and dark stained wood. It’s very striking and modern looking.


DIY Dinosaur Doorstop

Here is a second fun and surprisingly special upcycled DIY doorstop project. I love how she upcycled a dinosaur toy into a bronze looking doorstop for her little boy’s bedroom.


6 Concrete DIY Doorstops

If you need to hold back a heavy door, this category of concrete handmade door stoppers is what I would recommend trying.  They are easy to make with simple concrete from the hardware store.  I am wondering if you could use Plaster of Paris as well, but I doubt it would be heavy enough. There are a couple of DIY door stopper projects in this concrete category that will work for heavy doors.

Very Easy Brick Doorstop

A very simple door-stop solution. A very simple solution that matches your other home decor.


DIY Concrete Door Stop or Bookend

A modern and functional DIY concrete door stop you can use to hold back a door or a stack of books.


A Modern Concrete Doorstop.

Another style of concrete DIY doorstop. This one features a nice rope handle.


DIY Cement Heart Doorstop

This would be a great craft to do with teenage girls for their bedrooms. Don’t you think so?


Little Heart Mosaic DIY Doorstop

This sweet natural rock doorstop features a beautiful mosaic. This is a great solution if you need a gorgeous doorstop for outdoors.


DIY Concrete Doorstopper

A nice cylindrical shaped DIY doorstopper project. This particular doorstop is concrete with attractive black and white paint stripes for contrast.


3 Unique DIY Door Stopper Ideas

It can be fun to go to a junk shop, antique store, or garage sale and see how creative you can be. Here are a couple of DIY door stop ideas that are a little bit unique.

Heavy Vintage Tool DIY Door Stopper Ideas for a Vintage Look

Another unique easy DIY door stopper idea is to check out what heavy vintage items you can locate. A sad iron for a sewing room door or kitchen door. Maybe a shoes cobbler tool for a closet door. Or how about a antique wood planer to hold open a garage door.

Upcycled Doorstop from Garden Sculptures

Don’t you adore this DIY upcycled doorstop? Talk about inspiring, it’s one of those projects I wish I had thought of first.


DIY Leather Doorstop

This is a great idea for thrifted leather, or faux leather paper.


I hope you found a style of doorstop you want to make or the inspiration idea to make your own improvided doorstopper, and that you enjoyed checking out this post as much as I did writing it. Finding all these DIY doorstops with step-by-step tutorials took some searching but I am very pleased with all the different solutions I found.

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Four different DIY door stops one made using crochet, another easy sew, a third is wood and the last one is a childs room doorstop.  The text says 30 ways to make a quick and easy door stopper.

DIY Fabric Baskets

Easy DIY Fabric baskets are DIY solutions for making your home organized. I suggest making them out of inexpensive readily available plain fabrics because I am constantly making more of them.

Jenny Lynn

DIY Pantry Curtains

You’re going to enjoy seeing all the pantry articles I hid behind these simple-to-make pantry curtains. I am going to make a DIY doorstopper with the same idea of hiding messy things in an organized manner behind the door.

Jenny Lynn

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