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Monday, October 5, 2015

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Baby Blanket

I have been a lazy crafter these past few weeks but yesterday I finally managed to finish a project! Yay!
 
easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

This baby blanket is probably one of the easiest projects I've ever tackled and, in retrospect, I don't even know why it took me so long to get it done.


easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

My cousin is having a baby girl, due around Christmas time and since I'm pretty sure she'll receive a ton of baby gifts, I wanted to give her something handmade. First I thought about crocheting a blanket, but then I decided I needed something easier. Browsing around my stash, I found a piece of soft minky fabric. I vaguely remember my mother giving it to me when I was pregnant with my daughter but I never made anything with it. It came with a roughly crocheted border and it was the perfect size for a blanket, but it ended up living in a closet for five years. 

easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

Anyway, after brainstorming several alternatives, I decided to replace the original border with pink bias tape and then add a cute applique. When I found the iron on bunny below at the craft store I knew all my problems were solved. 

easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

Here's how it looked right after ironing on the bunny. 

easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

And here's the finished look. 

easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

And then, because I was left with a lot of extra bias tape, I folded it in half and sewed along the side to create a ribbon to tie the blanket with. 

easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

Adding up all the bits of time I used along the past weeks, it took me less than an hour to get this blanket together. It would have taken me a bit longer if I'd made an applique instead of using the iron on, but not much more.
 
easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

And it's not only easy, it's also pretty inexpensive and it makes the perfect handmade baby gift. 
 
easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

All ready to welcome a sweet baby into the world! 

easy and inexpensive DIY baby blanket

Have a wonderful week,






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18 comments:

  1. How Cute! What a clever idea to make your own baby blanket! I don't think I would have every thought to do this, but I love it~

    I came over today on Grandma Ideas, and I'm glad to find your site.

    Hope you have a blessed day,
    Melanie

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Melanie, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Looks like a lovely blanket I am sure she will love it - handmade gifts mean so much more :) #ToddlerApprovedTuesday xx

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    1. I love handmade gifts! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I think Homemade gifts are the best for a new baby. I still have lots of the ones given to my now 7 year old before he was born. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty this week. I hope you join us next week.

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  4. So easy and so cute! LOVE it! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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  6. So sweet - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  7. How pretty! It's just perfect for a handmade baby gift. Pinned and Tweeted.

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  8. A perfect blanket to do for a baby shower! Thank you for all the ideas! I am definitely going to have to use this one! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you again this week!

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