The Original Silk Rainbow Blanket Tutorial

Our super easy and inexpensive project that the kids can enjoy helping with! This blanket gets softer with every wash and the color really holds. It is super warm and light weight perfect for travel. This dye technique is very forgiving, so give the kiddo's creative license to paint and your blanket make your blanket all the more special!   

  • One 35" X 35" silk habotai scarf from here
  • Piece of flannel (color of your choice) cut to a square of 34" X 34"
  • Thread (color of your choice)
  • Sewing Pins
  • 7 acrylic craft paints in rainbow colors
            (for a bold rainbow blanket: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple)
            (for a pastel blanket: pink, peach, yellow, green, baby blue, pale indigo, lilac)
  • 7 glass jars or bowls
  • Paint brush
  • Piece of card board at least 35 X 35

Step One:
Mix 3 tablespoons of paint to one cup of water. One color per cup.

Step Two:
Spread silk over cardboard
Paint the silk in the rainbow colors making each section of color about 5" in width
(It looks best if you allow the colors to "play" with one and other, blending together.
Allow to dry flat, completely (about 24 hours)

Step Three:
Wash twice and dry silk 

Step Four:
Place together wrong sides of silk and flannel with flannel on top.
Fold silk 1/2" then 1/2" inch again creating a silk border. Pin silk seam to flannel and sew seam as close to the edge (by flannel) as possible on all four sides. 

Enjoy your blanket! 

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