How to Make a Bathtub Stopper

After working the whole day, a warm shower while lying on your bathtub sounds like the perfect plan. But what could get any worse when the lid of the bathtub drain is missing! You surely do not have the energy to call plumper and fix it. To your satisfaction, we have a few DIY ideas on how to make a bathtub stopper with the items available at your home. So, if you are in a hurry and want to know, let’s jump into learning how to make a bathtub stopper.

How to Make a Bathtub Stopper

DIY: How to Make a Bathtub Stopper at Home

There is more than one way you can make a working bathtub stopper. The best thing about this is that everything you can try should be available at your home.

Using Lids

If you want to make a bathtub stopper, one way to do it is by using lids from pots and bottles. To do this, find a lid that fits snugly inside the drain. Make sure that the lid does not slip through the pipe or become stuck so that you can’t remove it.

For safety purposes, you can attach something that will help you to pull it out.

You can buy two lids for your pot: one with a pop-up opening that allows you to drain water, and one that fits inside the pot.

Using a Plastic Bag

The next trick is using a plastic bag. You probably have one of those plastic bags with zippers on it. You can fill the container with water and put it in the drain. You will see that the bag will stop the water from going through the drain.

You can use a washcloth inside the bag to do the same trick.

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Using Small Cups

If you have a coffee pod, medicine cup, or any small cup that is the size of a bathtub, it will work. You will see that one side of the container will get to the drain opening and eventually be stuck there because of the cup’s shape.

This is an excellent way as it is very easy to take the cup as well.

Using Plumber’s Putty

The next way to make the bathtub stopper is by using plumber’s putty. Plumber’s putty is a sticky substance that can be used to fix things around the house.

If you have plumber’s putty at your house, you can use it to stop up your bathtub. Just grab a good amount of putty and put it in the tub.

Final Thoughts

That is all we have for you on how to make a bathtub stopper. Hopefully, you will be able to make one for yourself using one of the methods. But we will always suggest you get a professional one as it will stay with you for a longer time. But if you are in a hurry, one of this DIY will do the job.

Jennifer Branett
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