For this month’s At Home DIY Challenge, we are challenged to “spend no more than $20 to create any kind of home decor. My project is a DIY Throw Blanket with Chunky Tassels.
I am in the process of making over my teenage son’s bedroom. I am not going to spend more than $100 on this makeover. Decorating on a budget is great because I do not want to overspend on home decor and regret what I purchased. The decor for his new room is going to be boho and rustic.
The bedding needs a Morrocan type throw blanket with tassels for the end of the bed. After seeing many of these throw blankets in the stores and online, I knew exactly what I wanted the blanket to look like. The blanket has to be white or cream with black stripes and have black chunky tassels.
To keep such a low budget on decorating, you really have to get creative. First, I need material for the blanket. You could use so many things for this project. A blanket, a sheet, a duvet cover, a bedspread or material will work for this project. These items could be from a thrift store or even something you have on hand. I had purchased a roll of material from a thrift store a while ago and kept it just in case I needed it for anything. The material was $3.99.
Let me skip ahead, I know that I want black stripes on the blanket so I am going to have to create the stripes on the blanket. Sewing black ribbon onto the blanket will create black stripes. The blanket that I am going to create needs to be out of a material that I can sew or glue ribbon onto. This rules out anything fuzzy so the material I have on hand will be my best option. I will be using two pieces of material sewn together to make my throw blanket sturdy.
Sewing the throw blanket
Yarn with some substance will make the best tassels. A soft yarn or a yarn that sheds will not work. I made 8 tassels using the tassel tutorial on this post.
Before I sewed the tassels on the blanket, I attached the tassels with fabric glue to hold the tassels in place.
Sew the two right sides together with the tassel in the seam.
After sewing both right sides together, turn the blanket inside out. I used fabric glue to attach the ribbon to the throw blanket because I thought it would be easier to get my ribbon in straight lines.
The DIY Throw Blanket with Chunky Tassels is perfect for my son’s new room.
Also made for my $100 room is a DIY Bench for End of the Bed