Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift for the Boys...

Pin It I made several of these Take-a-long throws, an Anthro knock-off, for the guys on our Christmas list last year.  They were really quick and easy and I loved that I was able to custom fit them, making a really big one for a really big and really, REALLY tall family member.  And, there was the sort of small one for a special eight year old, too!

What an unlikely combo...
1. A full/queen blanket from Dollar General (it was big enough to make 2 throws)
    OR enough fleece to make the size you want.
2. Four or 5 thrifted plaid mens shirts.  I made 4 throws and still had some 
    scraps left.
3. Three large dog collars from Dollar Tree.

Let's get started...

I chose a full/queen size blanket.  One blanket was large enough to make two good sized throws.  Fleece would work just as well.


Stitch the strips together randomly. 

Now, for the carrying straps...

There you have it! I can't wait to 
try one "for the girls"!

Scroll to the bottom of the blog to see where I party!

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  1. I LOVE IT. What a great gift to make for boys. Great job. winks, jen

  2. I love this! I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party because this is an awesome idea! I'm going to pin it now!

  3. awesome! such a great gift idea for the guys! thank you for the tutorial!

  4. fantastic gift idea for men, thanks for sharing

  5. Amazing project and so cute idea, love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft


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