Art from Sentimental Baby Blankets

I have a stack of Alie’s baby blankets that are my favorites and can not seem to part with.  Not THE receiving blanket she came home from the hospital with or the generic hospital blanket, but others that she seemed to love the most.  I got adventures one day and decided to try to make a piece of art from them.  Something Alie could have in her room for as long as she wanted.  I imagined that one day I would tell her “those are your baby blankets” and she’d be filled with nostalgia!  I took a few that weren’t as important as the others, just in case I screwed everything up, so I wouldn’t cry too hard!!  I followed DecorChicks Rosette Tutorial and made a few rosettes out of her blankets!


I cut strips from the blankets. 
 
Then you take your strips and tie a knot in the middle.  Twist, twist, twist. Roll the twist around the knot and keep rolling.  Dab bits of hot glue as you go.  Side note: Hot glue is HOT…like seriously HOT!
These are my rosettes.
I hot glued some little faux pearls I had in my jewelry making kit on to them.  Then I took some crepe paper and twisted it to make the stems and leaves. 
 
Weeks before I had bought a small shadow box frame from the GW for $1.  I took a piece of cut poster board and hot glued it onto the frame backing.  Then I hot glued the rosettes, steams and leaves on.
This is what it looks like in the frame.














This is where I placed it in her room.  It’s on a little entry wall to her room.














What do y’all think??  I LOVE IT!  I mean, they are my very first rosettes!!  Most importantly was if my sweet Alie Marie likes it.  Every time she notices it up on her wall she says “Oh look Mama, pretty flowers”  That right there, is the BEST compliment I could get!!

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47 thoughts on “Art from Sentimental Baby Blankets”

  1. That is such a darling idea. My baby is 13 months now and I have a "few" of her blankets that I would like to get out of the drawers and make rosettes out of. Your daughter is precious!!

  2. Ami, that is just darling. I really have to copy this for sure, as I just took out a bag of baby blankets and was seriously debating on what to do with them. Just stacked away it is pointless, but this way they will be remembered, and hopefully for a long time to go. Link it up girl, you are too good. πŸ™‚

  3. such a great idea! I would have never known how that is done! Just too precious! I have a few of my grand daughters blankets, gives me an idea of what I can do! Thanks for sharing, have a blessed week! (I am visiting from Between Naps) Karen

  4. What a good idea! I may have to do this with my little man's blankets. He has tons of them, but I can't just throw them out! Thanks for the inspiration. Also, thanks for the super sweet comment on While He Was Napping. Those brownies are some of my faves!Kristawhilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

  5. This is so sweet! I have a stack of baby blankets from each kid (2 girls and 2 boys) that I have held onto for no good reason other than I LOVE that my kids were babies in them. I've been wondering what to do with them. I bet I could come up with a boy version of this too.Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday…and for always leaving me the nicest comments. It makes my day. πŸ™‚

  6. Yeah you made my day with your sweetness once again. Diddo on the Bloggy Friend. Thank you for extending that hand first and for your eagerness to help, that's what it's all about. You are awesome, and I'm really the lucky one!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Hey girl, how you been? Im super caught up in all things Halloween for the moment, yeah less than 6 weeks to go before my daughters big party, and Im so nervous. Hope everything turns out great for her. Take care, Bella :), and I'm looking forward to more yumminess coming from you, in the form or recipes, or projects. he he. πŸ™‚

  8. What a sweet, beautiful way to preserve memories and sentimental objects! Now I just need a daughter with cute blankets to make rosettes for! :)Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  9. Hey girl. I just had to FEATURE you again today. I hope you aren't tired of me doing that, but I loved this project so much. lol. Glad you are back Ami. Looking forward to more fun stuff coming my way πŸ™‚

  10. Everytime I visit I am always tickled by that picture of Ali. Makes me smile every time. I love the idea of saving such wonderful treasure and then making someting so wonderful from them. This is just such a clever and pretty idea. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. What a sweet idea! Otherwise the blankets take up space until they take them with them to college. LOLThanks for linking up to Making It With AllieAllieMakes.blogspot.com

  12. That is a fabulous idea. I have been saving my kids baby clothes. This would be a perfect addition to their bedrooms. Thanks and thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse.

  13. I love it!! I have 2 girls and 3 boys and *lots* of blankets that are special, but serve no purpose packed away! I love your rosettes and really might do this!I'm thinking a beautiful piece of scrapbook paper would be a great background too! And for the boys….maybe the "rosettes" could be tires to a truck or a belly of a frog or bear….or….ooh, I'm so inspired right now, lol! Thanks! =)Mara @ Super Savingsp.s. found your site from Decor Chick (the light "box" post) and have just been browsing around now. =)

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