Ok, so I am officially obsessed with Pinterest. I saw this door muff (material you attach over door latch to shut door so it won't make noise while you open/shut it) on Pinterest and thought....maybe I could make one.
I will do ANYTHING to keep my baby sleeping! We are in a new house and when I shut the door even when I hold in the handle and release it REALLY slowly the paint from the door shutting pops. Or at least that's all I can come up with that it is.
Here is how I made mine.
Get your supplies. I used some scrap fabric, felt, and ribbon.
(2) 6 in x 5 in fabric of your choice (this is my floral fabric)
(3) 3 1/2 x 5 inches of felt (use light colored felt if you are using light fabric so it won't show through) You can see I only had a enough for one of the pieces to be the lightest color and had to use beige for the rest but it doesn't matter because it doesn't show through the floral fabric.
(4) 17 inches of ribbon (this was too long but once you get it tied like you want then you can trim it. If it's too short you can't ADD fabric but you can always take it away.
Iron floral fabric around felt. Iron down raw edges of second piece of material for when you top stitch it later. I also clipped my corners.
Add your ribbon on both sides. You want to place the ribbon in the center on the longest sides.
Pin it all together.
Top stitch all the way around.
Now tie the ribbons to the front and back door handles on your nursery door with the padded 'muff' tight against the door's button/latch. Open and close the door as needed without turning the handles.
The padded 'muff' holds the door's button in and is thick enough to keep the door closed when needed.
Side note: If you look closely in my picture I have some black marks where the door closes. I would make sure and wipe that area so you don't get the same marks. Or you could wash it if that bothers you...which it does me.
I also just found the name of the fabric I used. I got it years ago for my first baby at Hobby Lobby. It is SSI Robyn Pandolph Tickled Pink Rose Fabric.