A few weeks ago I received an email from Zazzle.com with a coupon code for 50% off fleece blankets. I didn’t know that you could get custom made fleece blankets made, and the idea excited me. So I headed on over to their site and quickly uploaded a file and ordered myself a custom fleece blanket.
It wasn’t hard to pick out a design either. CT has been asking for the bedding set that I designed for the “Just Two Words” project a few months back. I haven’t figured out the best way to make it yet, and figured this would be the next best thing. I ordered the 50″x60″ size to try and mimic a large quilt.
I knew CT would be dragging it around with her everywhere, so I made the background dark grey instead of beige to help ward back stains as much as I could.
It only took a week for the blanket to come in, which I found pretty awesome for the fact that it’s custom. The actual blanket is super super soft and fluffy and the design was almost just right (I’ve since adjusted it, as you can see below). The colors are much more saturated than on the screen, but I like them better that way. Though I worry what that would do to an actual photograph.
All in all I am super happy with the finished piece and plan on ordering more in the future. Has anyone else tried out Zazzle’s other custom pieces? I’m eyeing a lamp shade bath mat currently.
Oh and for those few emails I received after posting the photo on Instagram, I did indeed add this blanket to my Zazzle shop for others to buy too. While I was at it, I played around with a few dozen other types of products. Some are a bit silly, but others are pretty neat!