Like the cute clips??? Check back soon for a tutorial on those as well:)
January 28, 2010 By
Hey guys! I stepped away from my massive project today to share with you a super cute idea for throw blankets. We love throw blankets at the Turner household but I have been hiding them because the ones we had matched the colors of our old house. So, my mission after Christmas was to come up with a decorative way to leave our blankets out….and here’s what I came up with….
I started with this $4.00 basket from Target…
and these $9.00 blankets also from Target (btw…these are the softest blankets EVER:).
Here are the supplies I used (all purchased at Hobby Lobby ON SALE).
Some of these supplies are for another tutorial I’ll share with you soon.
Next, I sanded the edges and corners with my 3M sanding block
I then hot glued the 2 wooden accents at the ends of the wooden plaque…
and drilled two holes at the top.
I used my cricut to stencil the letters (don’t have a picture of me actually doing this..sorry). I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and dry brushed the letters with Lamp (Ebony) Black acrylic paint.
Ralph also stopped by….paint on and wipe off.
Next, I used 1ply jute twine and thread it through the holes and around the top of the basket.
I secured with knots
and cut off the excess twine.
Simple and Done:)
I love that this idea can be used in so many ways…
like in a bathroom for towels…
or as a baby shower gift filled with baby blankets and towels. Stencil the baby’s name on the sign and it could be used as a decorative basket for toy storage later:)
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