How to Make Fleece Photo Blankets

Keep your memories close to you with personalized fleece photo blankets from Shutterfly. A great way to add warmth, comfort, and personality to any room, our custom picture blankets are a perfect gift for a loved one or a unique piece of home decor for your own living space. Doubling as a practical item and special keepsake, these throw blankets displaying your favorite photos are sure to be cherished for many years to come.

How to Make a Picture Blanket

Three hanging fleece photo blankets featuring a mother grandmother and grandchildren

1. Choose the Material for Your Custom Photo Blanket

The first step when designing your own picture blankets is to pick out the material. Shutterfly offers five cozy blanket materials, so you can snuggle however you like. When shopping on the Fleece Photo Blankets page, select which material you are hoping to customize from the Material drop down section.

2. Pick out a Photo Blanket Template

After choosing the material for your throw blanket, you’ll want to pick out a template for your design. We offer over 200 picture blanket templates, so you can be sure there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to showcase one single photo or create a photo collage, we have a design option for you. With personalized photo blanket template options for all occasions — showing off your dog, shopping for Mother’s Day, or just sharing pictures of the whole family — you can create a one-of-a-kind keepsake that doubles as a cozy piece of home decor.

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3. Customize Your Fleece Blanket Design

Once you select your template, you can choose the blanket size that’s right for you with the options 30×40, 50×60, and 60×80. Next, select the Personalize button and you’ll have free range to design your throw blanket however you like. Upload photos and play with the layouts that allows you to choose how many photos you want to feature, as well as add any text to you design. Whether you’re displaying a photo collage of the whole family or one image of your adorable cat — you can play with our customizable templates to make the picture blanket of your dreams. You can even add a background with our vast selection of colors and patterns so it can complement the rest of your home decor.

Give Photo Blankets as Personalized Gifts

Picture blankets are great in your own home but they also make incredible personalized gifts for friends, family members, and loved ones. Designing a personalized fleece blanket for someone you love is the perfect way to give them a gift that’s truly unforgettable. Customize their blanket to display their favorite photos and memories as a way to add warmth and comfort to any room. Whether you’re shopping for Christmas gifts, anniversaries, housewarming gifts, or something special for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, your recipient will appreciate a photo gift that’s made just for them.

father's day blanket

Customize Matching Home Decor

Along with your fleece photo blankets, you can customize even more home decor items that display your most cherished memories. Use these ideas as inspiration to get started:

  • Photo Pillows: Customize throw pillows with your favorite photos to display next to your picture blankets. Available in a range of sizes as well as artist design options, you can find the perfect pillow to complement your home decor.
  • Canvas Prints: Hang your best snapshots on the walls of your home in the form of canvas prints. These high-quality wall art options are an impressive way to display photographs, and can make a statement in any room along with your throw blankets.
  • Photo Books: Perfect as coffee table books, a custom photo book is a great way to reminisce on the memories that mean the most to you as you flip through the pages.

grandparents wall art, pillows and blankets in a living room with white couch

Resources Related to Fleece Photo Blankets

No matter what images you bring to life in a picture blanket, we offer a vast collection of unique templates perfect for you. Find everything you need to make cozy, machine washable photo blankets with Shutterfly: