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diy baby swaddle blanket

I totally wish these blankets were around and popular when I was popping out babies. I love them so much! They are light and soft and perfect for wrapping those babies into little burritos without overheating them! But guess what? Some of these gauzy swaddle blankets cost an arm and a leg. It seriously astounds me. So let’s DIY some cheap ones!
fun ways to make your own swaddle blankets...perfect for baby I bought this fabric (a yard in a half  makes a big nice blanket) Lightweight with a little stretch cotton gauze available at JoAnn’s -7.99 a yard and you can use a coupon with it!  white gauze fabric

but realistically you could buy plain finished white ones HERE and just fancy them up! Here’s all the fun ways I bedazzled them:

first up… ombre baby blanket with expressions vinyl I decided to dye this one with a little rit dye! (comes in lots of colors!) I did ombre but you could do solid color!) ombre dyed Dipping it halfway in the dye and every few minutes bringing it up out of the dye. ombre pink blanket After I washed and dried it I just hemmed the edges. hem the edges and then I added some vinyl hearts (gold glitter vinyl from Expressions Vinyl) (you could personalize them vinyl too!) iron on vinyl gold

Just ironed on!

expressions vinyl gold vinyl

 

Next UP: tie dye blanket with mini pom pom trim

I made this one when I made my tie dye vinyled shirts (go here) tie-dye-kit It’s just the spiral technique! Head here to see the how to do it spiral-01 Added some trim…hemmed and hawed and them went with an even smaller yellow trim (the trim pictured is from ribbon retreat!) pom pom trim sew along edge– sew on pom pom trim It’s so cute! I love it. But I’m pretty sure you can add mini pom pom trim on a shovel and it would be the the most adorable shovel you ever did see!  mini pom pom trim tie dye baby blanket and last: stamped and binded baby blanket Create your own pattern! Stars, triangles, hearts, polka dots! so many options! and you can buy this fabric paint in lots of different colors

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how to paint on fabric created a stamp with some foam –stuck it on a stamp blank (you could hot glue it onto wood!) stamp a blanket pattern easy baby gauze blanket The gauzy fabric doesn’t fray to much…so you could probably just run a zig zag stitch or a serge along the edge…but you could add binding, trims, or just a regular hem!   how to finish the edges of gauze blanket diy Fold up and give to your pregnant friends. or wrap around a baby if you are lucky enough to have one (man, I am so baby hungry!!!)  diy baby blankets go HERE to read more about Luke’s loves
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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.