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DIY Checkered Throw Blanket with Fabric Spray Paint

Checkered Blanke with Tulip ColorShot

Looking for a fun project that’s equal parts cozy and colorful? You’ll want to try this simple DIY! Learn how to create a custom checkered throw blanket with the Tulip ColorShot Fabric Spray Paint Festival 5 Pack. These fabric spray paints provide even coverage in an easy-to-use aerosol formula that dries quickly and soft to the touch. Stay warm and snug all winter with your colorful custom blanket!

Supplies Needed:

Tulip ColorShot Fabric Spray Paint Festival 5 Pack

Aleene’s Repositionable Tacky Spray

Throw blanket

Cardstock squares

Disposable gloves

Drop cloth or protective surface cover


Step 1 Prepare your blanket

Prepare the blanket

Make sure your blanket is clean, dry, and free of lint before you start on this checkered throw blanket DIY. Lay the blanket flat on a protected work surface in a well-ventilated area. We’re using a linen throw blanket, but Tulip ColorShot Fabric Spray Paint works on most natural and synthetic fiber fabrics!

Step 2 Apply Repositionable Tacky Spray

Apply Tacky Spray to cardstock

To create a checkered pattern on this custom blanket, you’ll need to create a stencil with cardstock squares. Start by spraying the back of a cardstock square with a light, even coat of Aleene’s Repositionable Tacky Spray. Be sure to wear gloves while working with the Tacky Spray!

Step 3 Press cardstock squares onto blanket

Press cardstock onto blanket

Place the cardstock square onto the corner of your throw blanket and press firmly to adhere. Since the Tacky Spray is repositionable, you can remove and readjust the placement as needed.

Step 4 Repeat

Repeat until blanket is covered in a checkered pattern

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until your custom blanket is covered in cardstock squares in a checkered pattern.

Step 5 Apply fabric spray paint

Apply fabric spray paint to blanket

It’s time to add color to your checkered throw blanket! Shake the can of fabric spray paint well for at least 1 minute to mix the pigment. Hold the can 6-8 inches from fabric and spray with smooth, even strokes. Shake often during use. Apply one light coat at a time, waiting 5 minutes between coats. Add additional coats for desired coverage and intensity. For this custom blanket DIY, we used the Festival 5-Pack for a multicolored gradient! 

Step 6 Remove cardstock squares

Remove cardstock squares from checkered throw blanket

Once you’ve finished painting your checkered throw blanket, carefully remove each cardstock square from the surface and allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 7 Reveal!

DIY checkered throw blanket with fabric spray paint

Once the fabric spray paint has dried completely, your checkered throw blanket is ready to keep you warm all winter long! This custom painted blanket can be washed with mild detergent on gentle cycle after 72 hours.

This custom checkered throw blanket is cute, colorful, and cozy! Show us how you’re using Tulip Fabric Spray Paints for your winter DIYs and tag us on social media @TulipColorCrafts!

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