Frugal Child Safety: DIY Hearth Protector

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: We need one of these! by Tarah Tamayo on Flickr

Create a bumper for your fireplace hearth with a large pool noodle!

Or buy some pipe insulation from any hardware store - sometimes even cheaper!

Just cut the foam stick to the same length as your hearth.

Image: Cut a slit halfway through the long way | cutting through from the outside to the hole already in the middle
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Cut a slit halfway through the long way - cutting through from the outside to the hole already in the middle.

Image: Kidkusion Hearth Kushion | Attaches securely with enclosed Velcro(r)
Kidkusion Hearth Kushion
Then push the pool noodle onto the edge of your hearth.

The tension of the foam trying to revert to its natural shape is what holds it in place.

If you have a toddler who would pull it off, use some removable Command Adhesive tabs - you can buy them without the hooks.

Image: Oodles Monster | 55 Inch x 3.5 Inch | Jumbo Pool Noodle Foam | Multi-PurposeShopping Suggestions:
Jumbo Pool Noodle

3M Command Poster Adhesive Value Pack

Cardinal Gates Hearth Guard

Prince Lionheart Fireplace Guard

Kidkusion Hearth Kushion

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