December 20, 2011

Monogrammed Blanket

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.


So, if you need a last minute gift idea this one is pretty quick.  Thanks for dropping in.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a very cool idea for making a monogram! The added touch of shiny crystals looks adorable!
Thank you for sharing! :-)

Hyla said...

I think I might do this for my kids teachers! Thanks for the idea!

The Miller Five said...

Oh wow! Very cute. I think I will make one for our babysitter. Thanks Cheri!

Taesha said...

Wow that is a great idea! So creative, you are!!

Andrea said...

that's a great idea! i love anything monogrammed!

Delia said...

Very cute easy idea! Thanks Cheri!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

That is a great idea, and I bet she will love it! Did you get my email about some of the fonts having breaks in the words on a Silhouette? Has that ever happened to you?

Britni Wing said...

That's a splendid idea! Love it.

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Hey.. I'm a teacher ;) *wink wink*

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

I LOVE this idea! This would make a great wedding present, too!

Jennifer said...

Perfect for any occasion!!

Devine Salvage said...

I totally love this. Thanks for sharing the how to

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