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Quick and Easy DIY Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pillow
I don’t know about you but I LOVE Moroccan wedding blankets. Not only are they pretty but they add so much texture and even sparkle to a room. And the majority of them are in pretty neutral colors (although I am kinda getting the itch to try one in other colors like maybe a blush pink) so they are easy to use and work into most rooms. Need examples? First check out my Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pinterest Board. So many fun ways to use these gorgeous blankets (and pillows).
This rug from Anthropologie is probably one of my all time favorites and is what started my
obsession love of Moroccan wedding blankets. It is so pretty! Sadly,it is way out of my budget. But a girl can dream right?! So, check out my Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration. Then read on for the diy instructions.
As I was finishing up my living room for the One Room Challenge this spring, (see the final reveal here), I knew I needed a throw pillow for the rocking chair. I wanted something more neutral since the throw pillows on my couch were so bright and vibrant. So I thought up the idea to try a diy version of a Moroccan wedding blanket pillow. On the day we were to take the final reveal pictures. But, in the end, I think the pillow really adds to the rest of the room.
Now, this is a very simple and basic style of a Moroccan wedding blanket. More detailed ones would be so fun to try. But for this project I needed quick and easy. And I should add cheap. Total cost for this pillow is around $17 but that leaves half a rug and lots of extra sequins. So really you could get two pillows covers for about $20 (this is assuming you have glue and a pillow form).
For this project you will need:
- a white pillow cover (I made mine with leftover fabric and it fits an 18″x18″ pillow form)
- shag bathroom rug in your desired color
- sequin trim
- glue: liquid stitch or Aleenes Fabric Fusion Permanent Adhesive
- a pillow form
- Decide the pattern you want to go with. For this pillow I just wanted a very simple pattern of shag and sequins alternating.
- Cut out your sequin and shag strips. Your room will look like this:
- Lay out your pattern onto your pillow form. You may have to play with it a bit to get it right.
- Once you have it the way you want, start gluing your pieces on. For the sequins I put the glue in a straight line on the pillow cover for a few inches at a time. That way I could take my time laying it on straight.
- And that is it! You are done.
Now go and enjoy your quick and easy diy Moroccan wedding blanket pillow!