It’s no secret that I love picnics, foxes, cuddling in blankets, and felting. If these are a few of your favorite things, try this DIY picnic blanket! The project will take a couple of hours, depending on the size of your blanket and the number of foxes you decide to use. But it’s really cute and unique. Plus you get to stab wool with your needle, which can be therapeutical as well as rhythmical – the perfect activity for when you’re blasting your favorite tunes.
What you need:
- wool, wool blend or felt blanket
- pen (I used a trick marker)
- orange felting wool
- felting needle
- fox cookie cutter (mine is from Ikea, also available on Amazon)
- sponge (larger than the cookie cutter)
Start by measuring your blanket and deciding where you want to place your foxes. I made 10 foxes on three rows (3-4-3), but you can make the pattern however you want to. Mark the spots with a pen.
Start with your first marking. Place the blanket between the fox cookie cutter and the sponge.
Fill up the shape with orange wool. Start with a thinner layer.
And now for the fun part! Stab the wool into the blanket with your felting needle. Stab and stab and stab. Add more wool if and where necessary. You should get a relatively even surface. Stab a little extra at the face, tail, and legs.
This is how your first fox will look like, more or less. Continue making as many foxes as you want and you have yourself a cool new blanket! Come to think about it, this would also make a good baby blanket!
Gudetama lunch box available here.