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DIY No Sew Blanket Scarf

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DIY No Sew Blanket Scarf

Every year, my girlfriends and I exchange little Christmas gifts.  It's one of my favorite traditions.  This year, I was in a pinch and needed something affordable, cute, and meaningful.  Enter crafting skills!  

Blanket scarves are definitely on trend, and I've been LOVING it.  I especially love this one from ModCloth.  In fact, when I visited the ModCloth pop-up shop, I was *this* close to buying a blanket scarf until I inspected it a little closer.  Then I said the words every DIY'er has probably spoken: I could totally make this myself.

It's unbelievable how easy this DIY is.  So let's get to it!

 

You will need:

  • Flannel fabric (2 to 2.5 yards)
  • Fabric scissors (I use Gingher)

That's it!  I told you this would be easy. :)

Blanket Scarf 1

I got these beautiful fabrics from Jo-Ann.  Don't forget your trusty coupons!  These fabrics are about $9.99 to $14.99 per yard at regular price.  I just search for the Jo-Ann coupons ahead of time on my phone and have it ready at checkout.  Usually you can find a 40% off coupon!

I got some lighter flannels for my CA-residing friends, and one fuzzier flannel for my chilly Boston-residing friend. :)

Blanket Scarf 2

Next, CONSERVATIVELY cut along all the edges.  I like to use the lines from the plaid pattern to keep it straight.

Blanket Scarf 3

Then, carefully pull a thread out, tugging as you go along the side until you create a fray on the edge of your scarf.  Repeat this until you have the length of fraying that you like.  I like my fraying to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inches long.  You can also make your fraying about 1-2 inches long, then twist small bits of the frayed threads together to make a fringe (similar to what you see on this scarf).

Continue your fraying on all sides of the scarf.

Blanket Scarf 4

Finally, be utterly amazed at how easy this DIY was because you're DONE!

Blanket Scarf 6

Blanket Scarf 5

This particular scarf was a 2-yard long scarf.  I love both the 2-yard and 2.5-yard long scarves!

 

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Craft Storage System: Pegboards

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Craft Storage System: Pegboards

I am SO looking forward to this weekend.  It's a chance for me to catch up on a huge list of to-do's that have been put on the back burner since the school year started.  I've been living in chaos, and I can't wait to finally get some stuff done!!  I'm going to celebrate Labor Day with labor!  :)  One of my priorities is to organize the spare room upstairs.  Since we've moved in, it's been a giant storage space with absolutely no functionality.  My goal is to change it into a work space where I can put all my crafty things, rather than leaving them scattered on the living room coffee table or the dining table.  My poor husband has been finding beads all over the house.  Oops.

After looking up craft storage ideas, I kept coming back to the versatility (and cost-effectiveness) of a pegboard.  Here are some of the best ideas I've seen so far!

1. Large Framed Pegboard by honeybearlane (for the serious crafter!)

2. Modern Pegboard from Fabric Paper Glue (No drilling needed!)

3. Bright and Cheery Pegboard by Bondville

I love the idea of using IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks to hold tubes of paint or jars of glitter.  I'll also probably be using a dowel system for my washi tape, baker's twine, hemp cord, and thread.  Ahh, it will be SO much better once I get everything organized!  Here's hoping!

 

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