DIY: Blanket

Sometimes you just can't come up with a gift idea for someone. Homemade gifts are always great options. Why not make a no-sew blanket for someone you love?
Select two different fleeces. I always choose a solid and a patterned. This one has a brown solid(the bottom) and a heart pattern (the top). The amount of fleece fabric you get depends on how large you would like to make the blanket. For this blanket I bought 1.5 yards of each fabric. This size makes for a great lap blanket. *Note my fleece fabric was bought at Joann Fabrics*

Lay your fleece fabrics on top of each other. Be sure that the more brightly colored sides face out.
Cut out a 5x5 inch square from each corner.

Now cut approximately 1 inch strips along the entire blanket.

Once your have cut your one inch strips it's time to tie.
Tie the corner strips together first using a simple knot to attach the bottom layer to the top layer.
You are basically tying one on either side of the cut out square until it looks like the above picture. Than proceed to do the same to all corners of the blanket.
After the corners are done tie the rest of the blanket.

44 comments :

  1. I love that homemade blanket idea:) Each year I made homemade cookie jars for our friends and family:) Its a little Christmas tradition, we have:)
    Hugs and kisses, darling

    Ps: I love Alouette cheese:) yum!

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  2. A friend of mine made one for her first child one side is fabric from her college team and the other is her husbands.

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  3. HI hunnie....love these blankets..,my daughter made a few as gifts....:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    NEWS EDITOR for Style Sample Magazine♥

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  4. Very cool blanket. Thanks for sharing how to make one. Looks easy enough by what a thoughtful gift! I make and jar homemade spaghetti sauce for gifts each Christmas. People even return the jars to refill ;-)

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  5. thats a great idea! Look at you getting all Martha on me!

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  6. i love the homemade fleece idea. U can brag about it being homemade, yet its super fuss free!

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  7. sweet i love making tie blankets!

    xoxo,jaz
    fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

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  8. my favorite crafted idea is knitted scarves... i love to knit, so it's a gift both for me and for the recipient!
    also, (+3) you're on my blogroll!

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  9. Alouette always has the best flavors!

    I'm not very crafty, so it's probably for the best that I don't make any homemade gifts. I can make homemade cards though!

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  10. That's adorable! I love making gifts but I'm not super-crafty so it usually ends up being piles and piles and piles of cookies and brownies and stuff like that!

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  11. Ooh, so creative! I'm not so great at fabric, sewing or anything of that sort, and tend to make jewelry pieces for friends (bending wires feels much easier :))

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  12. I have made homemade candy in the past to give away as gifts.

    Thanks!

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  13. We have a blanket like that! Love it.

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  14. That is the best gift!! Not only is it a personal gift (because you handcrafted it) but it is so cute and looks cozy! Love it. How cute would one of those be in leopard?! hmmm.xo

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  15. I wish I was more crafty, Im really bad at completeing projects, lol :( Check out my blog at www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  16. I wish I was more crafty, Im really bad at completeing projects, lol :( Check out my blog at www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  17. OMGosh.....you are so talented!! Have a FAB DAY!

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  18. I made blankets like that a couple Christmases ago. They were a huge hit. Only problem I had was after a few weeks the ties started to come loose. Major bummer. Oh well, I guess I need more blanket practice.
    Cool giveaway. I love cheese.

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  19. that's such a great idea! oh btw, thanks for following!

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  20. Thanks for the blanket instructions. I bought the fleece for my son's college the other day, and want to put one together for him for Christmas. In the past, I've made photo albums, cookies, and even pillowcases for the family. So, I'm always looking for new ideas to make.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  21. Homemade gifts = cookies in my household! This is a great idea.

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  22. Love this blanket! Too cute!

    The only thing homemade is calendars or scrapbooks. They don't always turn out all that great but I think people enjoy something handmade so much!

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  23. pretty sure I just drooled on my laptop over the cheese. Each year I do a homemade ornament for friends and family. This year I am also doing gingerbread biscotti and peppermint cookies + cream bark for coworkers.

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  24. I follow you as Thifa. I like making my own cards and have already sent out mine for this year.

    thifas blog (at ) gmail(dot ) com

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  25. +3 for tweet http://twitter.com/#!/thifasblog/status/12995174556766208

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  26. What a great idea! Love the blanket---the colors are so pretty!

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  27. I definitely don't do homemade gifts, since I may just be the most un-crafty person in the world.

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  28. U know you would look hot in that dress : ) dont be silly! One time when I come home, which I will be alot in the new year, we should meet up and do lunch or something!

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  29. Cute blanket!

    I just recently made homemade ornaments that I'm giving to some friends and family (it's tomorrow's blog post).

    I have you on my blog roll!

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  30. I LOOOOOVE those blankets (sitting under one I made a few years back), they are so easy and not to mention cozy!

    I linked this back to my blog.

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  31. I've made a couple of these before. Great gift idea.

    Your blanket is adorable!

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  32. i LOVE those blankets. i remember making them in high school. they're great for kids!

    xx

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  33. I love homemade gifts, but I'm so not crafty! The best I can do is buying pretty mugs and filling them with cookies and candy!

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  34. I'm mking one of these for my hubby this year for Christmas. I gotta get on that ;D

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  35. Cute (and easy) gift idea! Thanks for sharing...


    P.S. I'm hosting my first ever blog giveaway - please come visit! http://www.charlestongirlblog.com

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  36. I love making these pretty, soft blankets for my friends! They're lovely and so fun.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  37. What a lovely DIY, LOVE it!!!

    XOXO
    J

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  38. Great job on the blanket! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  39. Love tie blankets! My kids, husband and myself all have one and they are favorites in our house :)

    Jen
    http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

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  40. WOW! you did such a phenomenal job with that blanket!

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  41. baking is usually my favorite homemade gift but sometimes is my evergreen trees and holly trees out front look really good i love to make homemade wreaths to give friends and neighbors <3

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  42. One of my favorite blankets was a gift like yours!

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  43. I know this is an old post but the blanket is too cute and the tute is great! thanks for posting!

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