DIY Portable Picnic Blanket from Clones N Clowns here. I like her idea of using waterproof canvas for the bottom. But you could also just purchase a cheap washable blanket and add the carrying straps (large beach towels would also work).
DIY Really Easy Suede and Fleece Throw Tutorial from In Honor of Design here. The questions I get the most are about mending and DIY gifts for men. This is a double sided fabric (one side suede, one side fleece) that she got at Joann Fabrics. She used 2 yards and a 50% off coupon (print it online) and her total was $25.
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DIY Pixie Dust Knitted Lap Blanket Pattern from The Purl Bee here. Love this blanket! But if I buy 7 skeins of their $36.60 yarn my price (before the $30 needles) would be $256.20 (before shipping). But if I made my own needles (tutorial here) and used less expensive yarn, maybe doubling it with sparkly novelty yarn, it may be within my budget.
truebluemeandyou: Extreme Knitting - needles and Ravelry Blanket. Reblogging after posting inspiration & realisation’s DIY giant knitting needles here.
This is that Blanket that Everyone was Looking for a Pattern for! DIY Giganto Blanket here Finally Finished now with Tutorial and Pattern at Ravelry here for $4.99. You have to sign up at Ravelry, but that’s free. I just watched the video (link at bottom) with my significant other and it is amazing. Extreme knitting. Written at Ravelry:
This enormous blanket is knit on 1 1/2” PVC pipe, using slightly-felted superwash (yes, you read that right) unspun wool roving. This pattern is more of a tutorial, as the pattern is: CO 28, k2 p2, BO!
If you’ve ever wanted to knit in a gigantic gauge, this pattern teaches you where to find the raw materials, how to create “yarn” and “needles” from unusual objects, and finally how to knit up your very own giganto-blanket!
DIY Inspiration tent blanket or fort. Instead of spending $358 for the blanket and tent structure, paint a canvas drop cloth with the details you and your kids want on it. You can drape this over anything - chairs, PVC constructed tent structure etc… Blanket and tent from Donna Wilson here.
Drop cloths for painting can be used for so many things: curtains, upholstery fabric (that you can paint or stamp yourself), etc…
DIY Star Wars Knit Blanket. You could also do this is cross stitch. Star Wars Knit Charts by Leah Fenton here. *The website is strangely fussy and you have to refresh.
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