Rex has two awesome teachers at his preschool and I wanted to make them something special for Christmas. I decided to buy a comfortable blanket for one teacher and monogram it for her. I like semi-homemade gifts because they don't take as much time as fully handmade, but they still have a personalized feel to them. I purchased this blanket at Target.
Then I cut a freezer paper stencil. (If you haven't tried freezer paper stenciling you can watch my video tutorial of it HERE.) I ironed on the stencil and painted the letter black, using my Tulip soft fabric paint.
Since the blanket had a little texture to it I was really careful with the brushing. I blotted more than brushing.
I removed the stencil and decided to add a little bling with Beads in a Bottle. I think this product is so fun. I've used it on a clutch, on a pumpkin, and on a Viking t-shirt. It's easy and fast, but gives you the look of sewing on a lot of beads or sequins.
I wrapped the blanket back up like it came, showing the monogram on the outside.
I think it'll look pretty draped over her couch.