DIY Moroccan wedding blanket

Add romance to any bedroom with a Moroccan wedding blanket. These gorgeous blankets are easy to make and look absolutely fantastic on a bed, or even as a throw.


I stumbled upon Moroccan wedding blankets - or Handira - while doing research for romantic bedrooms. As soon as I saw the image above, I knew that I had to do an article about Moroccan Wedding Blankets and how you can make your own, as a bed throw or as a wall hanging, or even as a rug.

You will find instructions for making a Moroccan Wedding Blanket or Handira, at, but the method is a simple one - although it may take some time.




The cost to buy a Moroccan Wedding Blanket - if you could buy locally - would be around R5000, but with a few sewing supplies, and some time on your hands, you can make your own at a fraction of that cost. All you need is a wool or cotton blanket - or large throw, cotton trim, sequined lace and trim. These supplies are arranged on top of the blanket and sewed in place... as easy as that!


A Moroccan wedding blanket adds a dash of sparkle to a bedroom. With sequins and tassels, here's an easy way to update or up the romance in your bedroom.

Shop around at local fabric stores for assorted sequin trim in silver and gold to add to your uniquely styled Moroccan wedding blanket.

There are no rules when it comes to making your own Moroccan wedding blanket - you can add as little or go over the top with sequins and trim. Take a look at the designs for Moroccan wedding blankets shown on this page, and add your own personal take.

Moroccan wedding blanket style as a decorative rug.

If you don't want to fork out the cost for a large cotton blanket, even smaller ones look stunning on a bed, sofa or chair. Or why not add glamour to your bedroom with a couple of Moroccan wedding blanket style cushions.




Sophisticated bedroom with silver-sequined Moroccan wedding blanket.