Room Re-Do: Color Scheme, DIY Blanket

This is a stray from my usual card making posts, but still crafty so I hope you enjoy. Forgive the poor quality pictures but they were taken with my unreliable point and shoot at night.

So back over the summer with new baby on the way my nesting kicked in full force and I decided to totally re-do G's room (while simultaneously doing the new nursery).  I thought since he was getting a little older (2) he needed a more sophisticated room (lol). I based the whole room off of some fabric I fell in love with.
Teeny Tiny Zoo by Alexander Henry
From there I chose the wall color
100 Acre Raindrops by Behr
I wasn't crazy with how the wall color turned out. At certain times it appears to have a blue tint, others it looks like the light gray I wanted.  I was too pressed for time to find a new color and repaint (and my husband would have killed me).

The first thing I made was a new blanket. It was pretty simple. I picked a coordinating flannel fabric to be the reverse side of the blanket. Flannel so it would be nice and cozy.  Then I chose some satin seam binding to match.

Step 1: Wash and dry fabric. Iron. Lay down fabric right sides facing out and pin.

I used a crib sized blanket to figure out how large I wanted to make the new one. I wanted it to be 'big boy' sized, so when he moves into his new bed it will fit nicely. I'd say it's about 1 1/2 yards long.

Step 2: Sew 1/4 inch around entire perimeter of blanket.

Step 3: (Here is the hardest part). To use the satin seam binding you have to do mitered corners, which I had never done.  Instead of me explaining it unclearly, here are some super clear instructions.

 I actually broke a needle on my sewing machine when I was doing the last corner, so just be careful when your sewing through a few layers of that satin seam binding because it can get thick.

Step 4: Get cozy and enjoy! Here is the finished blanket hanging on G's crib.

If you want something easier you can nix the seam binding edge and just make a simple blanket like I did HERE. I'm actually making one of those to keep downstairs for chilly nights.

I have a few more posts showing some wall art, curtains, collage, etc. I made to update the room. All very inexpensively I might add.


  1. Oh I just LOVE that fabric! You did a great job on the blanket. Hope all is well with your newly expanded family!

    1. Thanks Christy! We are all doing well...hope you're family is too :o)

  2. Fab! The colors choices are so fun and totally en trend. Clever bee!


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