May 302013
 

I love curling up on the sofa or chair with a blanket. Even if it’s a little warm. I just like blankets- they’re cozy! We have plenty of them, and I’d been looking for a place/way to store them. When I came across a big cheese box without a lid, I knew exactly what to do with it!

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I turned it into blanket storage! I stenciled the word ‘blankets’ across the box. It’s simple and functional with a fun little graphic touch. An added bonus- I can carry the box where ever blankets might be needed. Everyone on the deck? Box goes out back. Everyone on the porch? Box goes there.

Here’s what I did:

I opened Microsoft Word (in publishing layout because you can move letters around). I played around to find the size and font I wanted. I decided to go with Frontage Style Outline font in a whopping size of 575. I printed out each letter (in blankets) and then cut them out. (One letter per page, because the size is so big).

I used some double sided tape to arrange the letters on the box. I decided to go around the bottom, instead of the middle like I originally thought of doing.

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Then I used a white paint pen (since I knew I’d be using white paint) and quickly traced each letter. It didn’t have to be perfect, just enough that I could paint each letter. I took the letters off (which thrilled Gabe- he wanted to play with them) and then painted in each letter.

Very easy and pretty quick! You can’t see the whole word from one angle, because it wraps around the box, but that’s what I was intending. A label/word that wasn’t so obviously a label (and since it’s also kind of obvious what’s in the box at a quick glance).

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I’m happy with my new blanket storage! Are you a blanket person? Do you keeps yours out on the sofa or stored somehow?

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 May 30, 2013  Posted by at 15:21 diy  Add comments

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  1. Love the Blanket storage. Where did you find such a large, cheese round? We have old ones but I have never seen such a light, clean looking one.

    • Thanks! I found it at a thrift store. It was a lucky find! I have’t found another big one like that since!

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