Friday, February 26, 2021

How to Make a Blanket {30 easy DIY blankets}

Over the years, I've made quite a few blankets, but I'm always looking for new ways to make them. So I decided to put together a list of homemade blankets.

In this list you'll find baby blanket ideas, fleece and minky blanket tutorials and crocheted blankets. I also gathered several patchwork blanket ideas as well as a few quilted ones. 

Some of these are my own blankets, but many of them were made by fellow bloggers. Take a peek, you're sure to find several blankets you just have to make.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How to make Caramel Popcorn

I'm going to share my ultimate caramel popcorn recipe. It's soft and chewy and oh so delicious! It stays soft and perfect for days. Another reason it's my favorite - it's so easy! {No candy thermometer needed}

close up of a bowl of caramel popcorn

Saturday, February 20, 2021

How to Make a Baby Blanket

Learn how to make a baby blanket with a self binding border. Homemade blankets make great gifts for new babies. 

This DIY will show you step-by-step how to create a mitered corner blanket the EASY way. It's a great little trick to have up your sleeve and a simple project for beginners as well.
 
Blanket bindings are always the most annoying part of making a blanket. At least, they were until I learned the self binding method. 

The way it works is that the back wraps toward the front creating the binding. Sewing it together in a certain way means that once you flip it right side out, the binding is already complete! It's magic! 

A quick topstitch around the border to enclose the opening and you're done. 


baby blanket with pink border with mitered corners




I've made several baby blankets over the years, but I think this one is my new favorite! 

Some of my old favorites include a DIY receiving blanket, a very easy blanket with a surged edge, and a striped ragtop blanket.

Of course, if you're making baby blankets, you'll probably want to make some matching burp cloths. Try the coordinating sewed burp rags, the surged burp rags or the ragtop burp cloths.  

Coming soon, I plan to make a bordered burp cloth to match this blanket.