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January 15, 2013

8 Reasons why I LOVE the {IKEA} Ofelia Blanket


There are sooooo many reasons why I love the $19.99 Ofelia Blanket.  I will list a few and then I will give one away to one of YOU!  This is my all-time favorite item from IKEA.  I was first introduced to this by my mom years ago and now have two in my home!

1.  Texture.  This blanket is made out of the cutest, softest material with the coolest-looking texture.  You could never find this material in any fabric store, and if you found something similar, it would cost you a fortune for the amount you get here.

2.  Price.  It's only $19.99, which goes along with reason #1.

3.  It washes up nicely.  We used this blanket a lot for newborn baby pictures, because of it's awesome texture.  So...you can imagine all of the 'stuff' that gets on these blankets during the photo shoot!  When you wash it, everything comes out!  It is as good as new and in fact the more you wash it, the softer the blanket becomes

4.  Adds instant shabby-chic to your room.  Okay so, when this blanket is sitting on your ottoman or couch, it instantly becomes part of your home decor!  It doesn't have to be folded, even if it's wound up in a ball right after someone has been snuggling with it, it still looks picture-perfect!

5.  Not too hot.  The material of this blanket it sheer so you don't over-heat when you wake up from a nap!  I love napping with this blanket because it's so light-weight but keeps you warm without making you sweat.

6.  The perfect gift.  If you do not own one of these, next time you go to IKEA, pick up one for yourself and pick up an extra one to have on hand for a gift.  This is a great gift because it's $19.99 and everyone can add it to their home!'

7.  Dye-able.  You can dye this fabric any color you want.  It is made out of 80% polyester though, so keep in mind that it may not get as dark as you'd like

8.  Bang for your buck.  Like I mentioned before, the blanket sells for $19.99 and you would never be able to find awesome fabric like this at the material store.  It is a good sized blanket

Okay, there you have it.  Are you sold on this blanket?  Here is the thing:  Some IKEA stores do not sell this blanket, and you cannot purchase this blanket on their website, just an FYI.

**Did I mention I made some fun items from this lovely blanket?  That's right:  one blanket, three items!  See what you can make from it HERE

89 comments:

Jeff & Marci said...

If I won this blanket I would use it in my living room, which gets very DeWitt, to snuggle with my daughters and husband. It would look perfect in that room and add that final touch it's been missing. Such a cute find!!! Thanks for sharing! If I don't win I'm definitely headed to IKEA to see if our store carries is!

Sandy said...

If I won this would go in our TV room to use for snuggling under while watching TV! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Gretchen said...

If I won this blanket, I would just cuddle up with it. On my recliner in the family room watching a movie, with a big bowl of popcorn. What a great blanket!

Ms.Curdy said...

this blanket would be mine, mine mine!!
on my couch for sure!
I can totally see why you are in love with it!

TheDooleys4 said...

I would love to have this lovely blanket. I would tea tye it I think.:) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Pyper said...

You have totally peaked my curiosity with this blanket and I totally want one now! :)

Tara said...

I've never seen these but I love it! Looks so soft and comfy.

Jessica Kunz said...

I would use it either in my sweet baby girls room. That way I can use it for her baby pictures. Or I would use it for my family room to add more texture to the room. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessie said...

I totally want one of these! I would love it for taking Newborn photos!

Jeff and Erin said...

Love this blanket and I'm pretty sure my sweet baby girl that is due in a few weeks would love it!

Steph said...

Oh man, I was just at IKEA yesterday and passed it up, but now I am sold, haha!! This would go perfect hanging on my couch, I love snuggling with blankets!! Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

Krystal said...

If I won, our family would use it in our great room. It's where we do everythng-movies, playing games, snuggling, reading, just about anything you can think of. It looks so cool, even if I don't win, I'm sure we will go buy one at Ikea.

Brie said...

this would be the perfect addition to my baby girl's nursery!

Becky H said...

If I won this blanket I would cuddle up with a chick flick, junk food and enjoy a kid free-for the mom evening

Jodi said...

I would most definitely curl up and try to take a nap with it, then get interrupted by a hungry baby or a toddler cutting her nap short :)

Ticey said...

I would probably put it somewhere in my living room, draped over my couch or something!

Stokes Family said...

Well, since it is a bit feminine and I have a house FULL of boys (4 to be exact!) I would put it in my bedroom and maybe it will bring me some baby girl good luck?!! ;)

Trinity said...

Loving this blanket. If I won it, it would adorn my couch.

MSbeautyblogger said...

Cute! I need some cuteness in my house~ hope i winnnn~

Carly said...

I think this would be perfect to snuggle with my new baby girl. And it'd look great in my living room too! :)

Melanie Wyner said...

If I won this blanket I would put in on my recliner. It's the most comfy place in my living room so naturally i put it with that, right? :)

Jake & Karaline said...

If I won this blanket I would put it my living room to cuddle up with while watching tv with my kiddos!

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

I would love it for my last 8 weeks of pregnancy :)

Rachel said...

I would love to display/use this blanket in my livingroom which lacks personality and is in need of a warm snuggly blanket!

Sheena said...

I can't believe I don't have this blanket already!!! I'm a huge blanket person. It sounds wonderful and it will be on my list to get if I don't win it. I would snuggle up in it every night as I watch my shows. Who doesn't love a good blanket watching tv?

Lacey said...

This looks like the perfect blanket to coy up on the couch and read a good book with! Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

The Price Family said...

Such a cute blanket! Hope I win!!!

Megan said...

So so cute! I'd put this in my mew baby girls nursery this April :)

Ryan & Shambray said...

If I won the blanket I would immediately cuddle up in it. Its home would be my living room. I actually have wanted to get this blanket for awhile. I am glad to hear it is so wonderful.

Sarah said...

I'd leave it as a blanket until I could get another one to play around with! Thanks for the chance to win! Good luck on Studio 5 today!

Scott and Rachel Ellis said...

I would attempt to recreate the pillow you made if I were to win this fabulous blanket! You never cease to amaze me!

Erin said...

Love this blanket! Hopefully I win so I can take cute newborn pictures in April when I have my girl!! :)

Angie said...

I want this blanket sooo bad!

angie071602 said...

I would love to have this blanket to keep me warm on these freezing winter nights! And it is adorable, bonus!!:)

Walker Family said...

I'm not sure yet what I would use it for, but can't wait to explore the possibilities! Pillows are a definite possibility!

Mandy@Mandy's Recipe Box said...

I just watched you on Studio 5. I loved your projects! I live in Idaho but get the utah stations and am so happy I saw your segment! I am having a baby in a few weeks and would love it for a backdrop as well as a blanket. Thanks!

aimee said...

I already own one that I use for newborn pictures! I want one I can cut up to make one of those heart wreaths!!

Annie and Ben said...

I saw you on Good things Utah today! Loved your ideas and can't wait to try them. I especially loved the heart idea!

Cindy Clawson said...

I would love to do the lamp shades for my girls room. And I love the heart shaped wreath. Probably do some decorative pillows for my room or if it's too soft I may just use it for me!

Chantel said...

I'm kind of obsessed with fabric so if I didn't use it as a blanket it would get used as something creative.

Merrill Family said...

Thanks for the great ideas excited to create something with this blanket

Karen said...

I would try making the pillow and lamp!! Thanks for sharing,

Stephanie and Justin said...

If I won I would use it to snuggle with my baby girls! It would look perfect in their purple and white room.

Chase and Lacie said...

I would for sure make a heart for my door.. I have zero valentine decorations. With the rest I would make some other things for valentines...

Laura Joy and Quinton said...

If I won this blanket I would have my sister in law use if for her photo shoots. It looks so easy to dye different colors and that would be great to see new born babies pictures on this cute colored blanket.

trentandash said...

If I win I am not gonna lie, I am going to copy your projects as they are so cute and my daughter loves them and told me we have to make them. Thanks!

Matt and Erica said...

I would cover my lamp shades. I so need this!

Matt and Erica said...

I would make lamp shade covers!

Gina said...

who knows. I would probably make a skirt or pillows or maybe a valance for my baby's room.

Kelsey B. Hibbs said...

My cute husband watched you today on TV and looked you up and how I could enter! I'm always trying to make our tiny, newlywed apartment really home-y, but being newlywed students we don't have much funding for decorating! We're budgeting to buy a new couch, and this blanket would be SO cute to make some cute throws for the couch. It'd give our home such a fun, comfy feel!

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

I have seen that blanket at Ikea and wondered....what can I do with that! Whalla! YOU ROCK!!! Heading to Ikea to get me about 4 of those!! Thanks a bunch!!

Amanda said...

I need this blanket!! please pick me!!

MELODY said...

Would love to try to make the pillow and the wreath. Both really great projects!!!

Marky said...

I would love this blanket, it would go great in Atlee's room!!

baylee said...

If I won this blanket I would put it in my living room, I would love taking naps wiith it and it would add that special touch that my living room is lacking!

Janice Twitchell said...

If I won this awesome blanket I would make a pillow and throw for my family room redo I'm doing right now.

Kylene said...

Such a great, creative idea. The wreath is adorable. We are in the processing of redoing my daughters bedroom and I'd use it to re-purpose a lamp shade and make a corresponding pillow to match. The look and feel would work perfectly with what we are trying to do.

Mrs. C Lurch said...

Well, knowing my deep love for all things Ute, I would some how find a way to add a lovely drum and feather to this and keep it in our family room for this mom only with a house full of boys.

Gretchen Magruder said...

Everything is adorable!! I'd love to try some scarves or a pillow with the Ikea blanket!!

Wendy Lu said...

I need this blanket to transform my ugly lamp shades in my living room!

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness! I love love love all of your cute ideas! I have been slowly working on decorating our master bedroom and this cute blanket would be the perfect touch for texture on the end of my bed! I hope I will but good luck to all!!!

David and Jana said...

Loved all of these amazing ideas!

Megan Ford said...

I would add it to my new living room! It's perfect for my leather couches. I have to get new items because my ex took everything.

Heidi said...

I really like the pillow you made. I would probably make one of those out of it.

Melissa said...

I am not sure. Now I want one to make a pillow and I want one for napping. Decisions, decisions.

ReBeKaH said...

I'd make a scarf, a skirt, maybe a few pillows... :)

Courtney said...

If I won this blanket, I would wrap up in it with my two little boys in our rocking chair for story time!

Chris and Tasha said...

Such a great project!

Chris and Tasha said...

I would make a romper set for my niece and her America. Doll;)

Heather @ What Does She Do All Day said...

I don't think I've ever seen this blanket at my local IKEA! I would love to make some fluffy pillows for my bed!!

Farm Girl in MD said...

We're buying a new house, so this would definitely go in my living rooM!

robin said...

I definitely need to get some of these blankets! Me and my 3 maltese would love to nap with them!

Jennifer said...

It sounds like it would be the perfect blanket for snuggling in the family room and I would have to beg my brother to trek over to Ikea to get me another for making the perfect snuggle pillows!

Jennifer said...

I sounds like I would need one blanket for making fun snuggly pillows and another just for snuggling! Thank you for the chance to win one!

Kim and family said...

I am a total blanket FANATIC! I never have enough blankets and it would probably follow me around the house everywhere. That's right, it would follow me. ;)

Rachael said...

I would have a tough time deciding whether to use it as a blanket or make the wreath and pillow you made! So cute!

Linz e said...

I desperately want a throw blanket for my modern couch. Unfortunately it's Ivory colored. So I'm thinking that some dye will have to come into action with this blanket. Which I would TOTALLY blog about!

Brittne Swearingen said...

Oooooo the possibilities are endless!!! I"m thinking a snuggle one on the couch:)

Brittne Swearingen said...

Oooooooo the possibilities are Endless!!! I'm thinking a snuggly blanket for the couch

Pam said...

I'm going to use it in my craft room. I've never seen one so I'm excited to win!

Allen and Alexis McCracken said...

This would be so gorgeous in my 2 year old little girl's room! She loves anything ruffley and I LOVE this blanket!

Michelle loves Landon said...

If I won this adorable blanket I totally would use it to make that lamp shade. You always have cute ideas! Jealous of your creativity.

Michelle loves Landon said...

If I won this blanket I would totally make that adorable lamp shade. Love your ideas! I'm jealous of your creativity!

Nick, Kelsey, Makoy, & Spud said...

Love it!! I've never even seen one and I'm already obsessed!!

Nick, Kelsey, Makoy, & Spud said...

Obsessed!! Hope I win!!

Jeremy & Jennifer said...

I would love to have this blanket to snuggle with when I am nursing my tiny boy. I need something warm for the rocking chair!

Analia said...

I would love to use it for baby pictures! thank you

Analia said...

I would love to use it with newborn pictures! so cute! thank you

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