A simple barn door cover that goes a long way when it comes to security.
A simple barn door cover that goes a long way when it comes to security.

It seems like everyone is getting smarter and smarter each day. Of course, we have to thank our educational system for that and all the other factors contributing to our intelligence. However, it’s frustrating to know that some people use their intellect in a wicked way.

This is no rocket science - easy to make and inexpensive.
This is no rocket science – easy to make and inexpensive.

Did you know that door peepholes expose you to security risk? There are actually people who have thought of using these peepholes to intrude on another person’s privacy. They do it by placing a tiny camera on the peephole. Before you know it, they already know what’s going on inside the room or house.

A friend of mine had a first-hand experience on this. It was nasty. Because I was afraid I’d experience the same, I immediately looked for ideas on how we can cover our door peephole. The most ideal one we’ve found was this barn door cover which still allows us to use the peephole when needed. It’s a no-sweat DIY, and it assures you that the cover stays in place even after you’ve shut your door.

Materials:

  • (9) Large popsicle sticks
  • ​Craft Glue
  • Thick Metal Hanger
  • Duct tape
  • Rubber door stop
  • Sugru Moldable Glue (pick a color that would compliment your door)
  • Wood stain
  • (2) Lego gray half pin with stud
  • (2) Lego black tile 1×4
  • (2) Lego black wheel spoked small

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Gloves (when staining or handling sugru)

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Watch the video below to learn how to DIY a barn door peephole cover…