Happy hump day! Guess who stayed home from work today? This girl, obvi. Bad news? I stayed in because there is a wicked blizzard outside (seriously) and most of Boulder was basically closed down. There are cars stuck outside our apartment building --- people can't even drive out of the complex! We had a white-out most of the morning, where Rob and I couldn't even see more than 10 feet past our patio.
How nuts is that?? We did however, get to play in the snow later in the day when it finally stopped snowing. We made a snow bunny -- Happy Easter ;)
The good news? Spending the day at home gave me sweet, sweet, crafting time!
This DIY is so easy! There is no sewing whatsoever, and you can do it while you watch TV...because you're snowed in. And what else are you going to do? Make a cozy blanket to keep you warm. Duh.
2 large sections of fleece fabric, of equal size (I did 2 square yards each, and it's a perfect 1-person sized blanket)
Ruler (optional - you could totally eyeball it)
THAT'S IT! Also, if you get your fabric from Joanne's - be sure to check the website for coupons first; fleece was $12.99-$14.99/yd but I had a 50% off coupon from their site so that brought the cost down significantly.
We're going on a camping trip soon when our friends come out to Colorado, and when you're up in the mountains you can never have enough blankets, even in summer! I thought this pink camo was very camping-appropriate.
First, layer your fleece pieces so that they are directly on top of one another. My pink camo was more vibrant on one side than the other, so I made sure to put the vibrant side face-down on the floor. This is so it would end up being the side that faces outward when the blanket is finished.
First, you'll work on your corners. Measure 2-3 inches inward (and 2-3 inches in length) on both sides of your corner.
Cut out the square from all 4 corners (this does not have to be perfect so don't worry about measuring it exactly). Also - pay no mind to my pencil marks (clearly, I didn't).
Then start cutting 2-3 inches in, making little 'strips' of fabric all along every side.
Make sure you're cutting through both pieces of fleece!
Then all you do, is tie each top strip to each bottom strip (double-knot it tightly), all the way around your blanket!
And that is IT! Stupid easy.
Snuggle up with your fur babies and enjoy your new cozy blanket!