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Here Are Four Simple DIY EMF Shielding Projects You Can Do At Home

Here Are Four Simple DIY EMF Shielding Projects You Can Do At Home
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Personally, I believe that while there are numerous EMF shielding products on the market, not all of them are accessible or affordable to everyone. As a result, I have found that using conductive metals like copper, nickel, and silver is the most effective solution to reducing EMF exposure. Conductive metals can disrupt electromagnetic fields, blocking them from passing through and reducing the amount of radiation that I am exposed to.

The good news is that I don’t have to break the bank to protect myself and my family from harmful EMF radiation. By being creative and resourceful, I can make my own DIY EMF shielding projects using simple materials that I can find in my home or purchase at an affordable price. Not only do these DIY projects save me money, but they also give me the satisfaction of knowing that I am taking an active role in protecting my health.

Some simple and effective DIY EMF shielding ideas that I recommend include using conductive metal to make an EMF blocking phone case, making an EMF blocking bed canopy, creating EMF blocking curtains using copper or silver thread, and using EMF blocking paint on the walls of my home. By following step-by-step instructions, I can easily make these projects and start enjoying the benefits of EMF shielding without spending a lot of money.

DIY EMF shielding projects

Ultimately, when it comes to protecting myself and my loved ones from harmful EMF radiation, I believe that being resourceful and creative is the way to go. By making my own EMF shielding projects, I can ensure that I am using conductive materials and save money in the process.

Importance of Safety Precautions

Safety precaution is a must when working with different materials and tools. This is particularly crucial when working on EMF shielding projects, as some of the materials used can be hazardous if not handled properly.

It’s essential to follow safety guidelines and precautions to prevent injury or damage when working on DIY EMF shielding projects. This includes wearing appropriate protective gear, such as gloves and safety glasses, when working with certain materials, and using tools in the correct manner.

gloves and safety glasses

In this article, I will be sharing four simple DIY EMF shielding projects that you can do at home. While these projects are relatively straightforward, I will also be emphasizing the importance of taking safety precautions and handling materials and tools correctly. By doing so, you can ensure that you complete your EMF shielding projects safely and effectively.

handling materials and tools correctly

DIY EMF Shielding Ideas

Whether it’s conductive fabric, aluminum foil, mesh screens, or copper tape, you’ll discover a range of practical methods to protect yourself and your loved ones. By harnessing the power of do-it-yourself projects, you can customize EMF shielding items to fit your specific needs while enjoying the satisfaction of taking proactive steps towards a healthier, low-EMF environment. Here are some of the examples:

1. Smart Meter Cover

Valchoose Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh

For our first DIY EMF shielding idea, we have the smart meter cover. Smart meters are known to emit high levels of RF-EMF radiation, which we have already covered extensively in a previous article. While there are many covers available on the market, they can be quite expensive. So, how can you make your own? First, you will need a pliable and easy-to-work-with protective metal mesh, such as an aluminum mesh window screen or a product like Valchoose’s Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh.

Gorilla Super Glue Gel

You will also need wire clips or kitchen shears to cut the mesh, and a metal-friendly glue like Gorilla Super Glue Gel. Once you have gathered the necessary materials, proceed by cutting the mesh into multiple sections: a circular cover for the meter’s top, a long strip to wrap around the sides, and a base for wall attachment. Next, utilize glue to secure the pieces together. For added reinforcement, consider using thread to strengthen the connection between the circular top and the mesh, if desired. Once installed, the cover acts as a Faraday cage, blocking most of the radiation from exiting while still allowing your meter’s signal to pass through.

2. Laptop Pad

Mission Darkness TitanRF Faraday Fabric

Laptops emit significant amounts of EMF radiation, raising concerns, especially when we place them directly on our laps. However, with a protective pad, you can still use your laptop in this manner if desired. Nevertheless, it’s recommended to place the laptop and pad on a desk, creating a few inches of space between the device and your body.

Thirteen Chefs' Commercial Plastic Cutting Board

Creating your own laptop pad requires a shielding fabric, a suitable hard surface, and a means to attach them together. Mission Darkness’s TitanRF Faraday Fabric works excellently for shielding. As for the hard surface, a simple and spacious cutting board like Thirteen Chefs’ Commercial Plastic Cutting Board is ideal. To connect the components, consider using a conductive thread such as The Pi Hut’s Stainless Thin Conductive Thread.

The Pi Hut's Stainless Thin Conductive Thread

To assemble the laptop pad, wrap the cutting board in the protective fabric and sew the sides together using the conductive thread, ensuring the cutting board is fully enclosed. Place your laptop on the pad, and you’re ready to use it comfortably while minimizing EMF exposure.

3. WiFi Router Guard

TitanRF Faraday Tape

A router guard is a crucial addition to any home with a WiFi signal, effectively acting as a Faraday cage to mitigate the majority of EMF radiation while still permitting the router’s signal to pass through.

To construct your own router guard, you can follow a process similar to creating a smart meter cover. Gather the necessary materials, including a conductive metal mesh like an aluminum window screen, and something to secure the components together. TitanRF Faraday Tape is well-suited for this purpose, considering that the router guard doesn’t need to withstand outdoor elements like the smart meter cover.

Amradield's 100% Silver Fiber Fabric

Using the tape and mesh, fashion a box of adequate size to accommodate your WiFi router. Remember to leave a small aperture for the ethernet and power cords to pass through, as this opening allows the WiFi signal to transmit effectively. Without it, your router may not function correctly.

Alternatively, if preferred, you can opt to create a router bag instead of a box. The process is similar, but this time employing a shielding fabric such as Amradield’s 100% Silver Fiber Fabric for Shielding Cages.

4. Bed Canopy

Blocsilver EMF Protection Fabric

When it comes to reducing radiation in a specific area of your home, prioritizing your bed is crucial. During sleep, your body undergoes essential repair processes, making it vital to minimize exposure to EMF radiation that can hinder this restorative phase.

To create your own bed canopy, opt for a protective fabric that suits your needs. Ideally, select a fabric that allows light penetration, unless you prefer a darker sleeping environment. Blocsilver’s EMF Protective Fabric, designed as netting, offers both style and effectiveness for a canopy. Each roll measures 10-feet by 4.72-feet, so depending on your bed’s size, you may need to sew or tape multiple sheets together, using conductive fabric or TitanRF tape.

To assemble the canopy, carefully measure the fabric required to cover your entire bed, from ceiling to floor, ensuring sufficient fabric to easily close any gaps. Attach the fabric to your ceiling at each bed corner using nails or hooks, allowing it to gracefully drape down. Enhance the hang by sewing small weights into the bottom of the netting. Leave an inch or two of additional fabric on the floor for a better seal and overall effectiveness.

Testing your DIY EMF shield

Investing in a quality EMF meter is a worthwhile decision to gauge the effectiveness of a handmade protective item. Ensuring that protective measures, like a cell phone case, actually offer the intended safeguard is crucial. The TriField TF2 is widely considered an entry-level gold standard for EMF meters, measuring electric fields, magnetic fields, and radiofrequency waves. While the TF2 is relatively expensive, there are more affordable options highlighted in The Best EMF Meters For Any Budget resource.

Testing the protective item follows a straightforward process. Initially, measure the baseline EMF radiation without the item installed. Then, install the item and repeat the measurement. A noticeable reduction in EMF radiation confirms the item’s effectiveness. For instance, when testing a smart meter cover, measure radiation levels around the meter both inside and outside the home. Install the cover and re-measure from the same positions. In some cases, testing without an EMF meter is possible. For example, assessing the efficacy of a bed canopy involves enclosing a cell phone within it and observing any signal drop-off. However, it is advisable to avoid prolonged exposure inside the enclosed canopy with a phone. This experiment offers insights into the canopy’s ability to block signals.

Parting words

As someone who is conscious of the dangers of EMF radiation, I know that it’s important to protect myself and my family from its harmful effects. However, I don’t believe that this protection should come at a high cost. That’s why I prefer to create EMF shielding items myself using simple, affordable materials.

Conductive fabric is a highly effective and easily accessible material for EMF shielding. It contains woven conductive threads that disrupt electromagnetic fields, impeding their passage. This fabric is widely available online or at fabric stores, enabling various DIY EMF shielding projects.

An economical approach to reducing EMF radiation involves utilizing everyday materials found around the house. For instance, aluminum foil or mesh screens can shield smart meters or routers, while copper tape can protect cords and cables emitting EMF radiation.

Engaging in DIY EMF protection not only saves money but also provides the satisfaction of crafting items by hand. Customization options abound to cater to specific needs and preferences, such as designing a personal style-matching EMF-blocking phone case using conductive fabric.

Overall, self-made EMF shielding items offer an affordable and effective means to minimize exposure to harmful radiation. With a touch of creativity and basic materials, anyone can take proactive measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from the perils of EMF radiation.


What started out as an intention to protect my family from the dangers of EMF radiation has turned into a mission to share my research with as many people as possible. Despite the ever-increasing threat of EMF, there are many ways to keep ourselves protected. Knowledge is power!

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