1. Parenting
Send to a Friend via Email

A DIY Fleece Blanket for the Dorm


1 of 3

A Cozy Fleece Blanket for the Dorm Room
A DIY Fleece Blanket for the Dorm
Photo by Jackie Burrell
This simple, fringed fleece blanket will help cozy up your college kid's new dorm room. It's an easy dorm craft project that will keep him warm and snuggly, and remind him of home. And it's easy enough for younger siblings to make too. In fact, they'll probably want to make one for themselves too.

You'll need:

  • 2 yards of fleece fabric

  • 2 yards of fleece in a complementary color or pattern

  • A rotary cutter or sewing shears

Using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat with printed measurements makes this project significantly easier and faster. You can use either two different fleece fabrics - coordinating plaids or two solid colors, such as a light gray and bright red - or two pieces of identical fabric. The blanket pictured above used a soft, creamy shade purchased on sale, so the entire project cost $16. (And you can use any leftover fabric scraps to make a DIY fleece rug.)

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.