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Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

By Heather

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

So I FINALLY finished the DIY Moroccan wedding blanket project! It was slow going and I had to buy more paint on a couple of occasions, but it’s done and I’m happy to share the DIY with you. Here’s the inspiration photo I modeled this one after.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

I think the most attractive thing about Moroccan wedding blankets are their texture, so I wanted to start out with an underlying fabric that had a bit of texture. Chenille instantly came to mind.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

{Savannah Chenille Bedding, Linen Source}

I scouted around online and ordered this chenille bedspread from Linen Source. I think I got it on sale for $59. I liked the pattern and though it would be conducive to creating the diamond pattern I wanted.

There are a ton of different embellishments out there for creating the “look” of a Moroccan wedding blanket. Initially I considered sequins, which seem like the most literal translation, but I wanted something more practical that we could throw in the wash.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

{Lumiere Fabric Paint, Metallic Silver}

I had worked with Lumiere fabric paint for this project, and decided to give it a try for this one since it’s washable. First I taped out each of the squares in the pattern I wanted to paint.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

This was taking WAY too long, so instead I started free-handing it after taping out a simple template to guide my pattern. I used a squared-off paintbrush to apply the paint.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

Moroccan Wedding Blanket DIY

Please excuse my lack of bedroom styling (it’s still a work in progress), but I think you can get an idea of how it turned out. The total project cost was under $100, which is great for a project you can customize. You could get really creative with this using some of the vintage chenille on eBay. For a smaller scale project you could also use chenille remnants to make amazing pillows.

What do you guys think?

XO,
Heather

For more on our custom headboard, check out this post.

P.S. I haven’t washed this yet, but will do an updated post when I do to let you know how the paint has held up.


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By JaDe Rain
posted on 15 December at 03:38

This is a great idea. I am about to cut a stencil and try stamping a Moroccan pattern. Now I want to find some chenille and paint that instead.