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.
I painted the two wooden accent pieces with Rust-oleum Heirloom White and the wooden plaque with Rust-oleum Slate Blue (just discovered the Slate Blue and it is a new FAV).
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:)

Like the cute clips???  Check back soon for a tutorial on those as well:)

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  1. Love this idea. And those blankets are soooo soft. Do you have any additional tips for painting a basket (or can I just spray paint away)?

  2. Love it!!

    Come share your creation at my party: Thursday's Treasures!

  3. Thank you thank you thank you. Such a simple idea. It is very hot here and I have some beautiful throws, but nowhere to put them. This house is seriously short of storage space, but my lovely warm throws look slightly strange languishing on the sofas when it is very very hot and humid outside. Now I just have to go and find a basket………….not as easy as it sounds!

  4. What a cute idea! It would be great for towels in the bathroom too. Reminds me that I have lots to organize, and I should cuten it all up! Congrats on baby 4!!

  5. We keep ours in a basket in the living room as well. But I've never thought of doing anything other than painting the basket. Thanks so much for the inspiration for this.

  6. We always have a basket of rolled up blankets, but those clips are TOO cute, I may have to look into them, if not for the blankets for something else!

  7. Another great project idea I would love to tackle. So great for a baby shower and I have one in my distant future! =)

  8. LOVE IT!!!
    Your blog is amazing and I'm using a lot of your ideas when we move into our new house in March! SO excited, thanks for sharing!!