We’re back again with another fabulous idea for a handmade gift. Like I’ve said, my family has a $25 cap on gifts between my sisters and brothers, so I really have to get creative sometimes! This project is one of my all-time favorites. I bought myself a blanket cape at a cool boutique a few weeks ago and when I got it home and wore it, I kind of just discovered it was a blanket with a notch cut out of it. I was torn between feeling silly for spending big bucks on it and feeling delighted that it’s something I could easily make – and share with you!
The blanket cape trend has been around for a few years now, but it’s really starting to mainstream recently and this DIY makes it easy to make and easier to wear (as opposed to the straight-up rectangular versions).
I’ve worn mine belted, hanging open, or draped across one shoulder. Its a versatile addition to anyones wardrobe and makes leggings and a t-shirt look pretty chic.
The best part of the whole project is the price! A $19 blanket from Home Goods and a little thread was all it took. Best yet, it’s super easy and takes a total of 20 minutes to make. Who on your list could you see wearing this beauty?
This project does require some sewing, but if I can do it, you can do it too… my sewing is an absolute atrocity. So, if you have $20 and 20 minutes to spare for someone you love? [Read more…]