DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

July 13, 2021

Today I have another little DIY project from the laundry room makeover to share!


If you missed the previous laundry room updates and projects, check out these posts:


Laundry Room Design Board

How to Paint Cabinets

Laundry Room Art with Repurposed IKEA Mirrors


The door into the laundry room doesn't stay open on its own anymore and now that this room is looking so fresh and pretty, we want to show off the room so I have created an easy DIY doorstop!


DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris


DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Do you need a stylish doorstop that matches your decor and is easy on the pocketbook? Read on to learn how to make your own with Plaster of Paris!

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Supplies Needed


DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris


This DIY project was inspired by all the cool concrete doorstops I've seen on Pinterest and Etsy.

Create the Doorstop


You'll need a recycled glass jar. Make it a pretty large jar or it won't be heavy enough to hold the door open!


Step 1: Wash and thoroughly dry the jar.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris


Step 2:  Mix the Plaster of Paris following the instructions on the bag. I mixed mine right in the jar a little bit at a time until it was filled up to the point where the jar starts to taper at the top.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris


Create the Rope Handle


I found my rope at Dollar Tree but there is an Amazon link in the supply list for your convenience.


DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 3: Measure out the length that you want for your handle and wrap some tape around the rope to prevent fraying when you cut it.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 4: Cut through the center of the taped area.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris


DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 5: Secure the ends of the rope handle. You can use a rubber band, twine, or a zip tie like I've done.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 6: Push the ends of the rope down into the Plaster of Paris. By the time you get the handle ready, the Plaster of Paris should have begun to set up slightly, this will help the handle to stay in place and not fall over or sink down too far. Don't wait too long though, Plaster of Paris sets up fairly quickly!


DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 7: Allow it to cure for 24 hours.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 8: To remove the glass jar, place it inside a brown paper sack, then tap the sides through the sack with a hammer. Start off gently, you don't want to break the doorstop, just the glass jar!

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 9: Once the glass is broken, you can push it off with your hands. WEAR GLOVES and protective eyewear just to be safe!

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

You can gently sand the edges if they are uneven or jagged.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 10:  Tape around the middle of the doorstop in preparation for paint.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

Step 11: Paint it the color of your choice.
Step 12: Add a scrap of felt to the bottom with glue.

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris

I love how this turned out, what do you think?

DIY Doorstop With Plaster of Paris



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  1. So easy! The handle is nice. Just grab and go!

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  2. This turned out so cute. Your mind just works overtime!

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    1. Haha, yes it does! And sometimes it turns out!

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  3. What a cute idea for a doorstop, Tania! The coastal vibe is perfect for a laundry room.

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    1. Thank you, me too! I'm still working on getting the brand colors and fonts installed.

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  5. You are one clever gal, Tania! I never would have thought to use a glass jar. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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