I don’t know about you but I LOVE Moroccan wedding blankets. Not only are they pretty but they add so much texture and even sparkle to a room. And the majority of them are in pretty neutral colors (although I am kinda getting the itch to try one in other colors like maybe a blush pink) so they are easy to use and work into most rooms.
This rug from Anthropologie is probably one of my all-time favorites and is what started my obsession love of Moroccan wedding blankets. It is so pretty! Sadly, it is way out of my budget. But a girl can dream right?!
As I was finishing up my living room, I knew I needed a throw pillow for the rocking chair. I wanted something more neutral since the throw pillows on my couch was so bright and vibrant. So I thought up the idea to try a DIY version of a Moroccan wedding blanket pillow. On the day we were to take the final reveal pictures. But, in the end, I think the pillow adds to the rest of the room.
Now, this is a very simple and basic style of a Moroccan wedding blanket. More detailed ones would be so fun to try. But for this project, I needed quick and easy. And I should add cheap. The total cost for this pillow is around $17 but that leaves half a rug and lots of extra sequins. So really you could get two pillows covers for about $20 (this is assuming you have glue and a pillow form).
For this project you will need:
a white pillow cover (I made mine with leftover fabric and it fits an 18″x18″ pillow form)
shag bathroom rug in your desired color
glue: liquid stitch or Aleenes Fabric Fusion Permanent Adhesive
a pillow form
- Decide the pattern you want to go with. For this pillow I just wanted a very simple pattern of shag and sequins alternating.
- Cut out your sequin and shag strips. Your room will look like this:
- Layout your pattern onto your pillow form. You may have to play with it a bit to get it right.
- Once you have it the way you want, start gluing your pieces on. For the sequins, I put the glue in a straight line on the pillow cover for a few inches at a time. That way I could take my time laying it on straight.
- And that is it! You are done.
- Now go and enjoy your quick and easy DIY Moroccan wedding blanket pillow!