How to plan a Temperature Blanket
Planning a temperature blanket is a fun way to document times and seasons. You can use this idea to track temperatures during any time period. Here are some of my favorite ideas:
- Calendar Year: January 1st - December 31st
- Year of Life: Birthday - Birthday
- Baby's First Year: Birthday - 1st Birthday (makes a good gift!)
- Countdown to an Event: Engagement -Wedding
- Pregnancy: Conception - Birth
- Location: Temps at Multiple Locations
For my project I am using a calendar year's worth of temps to complete my blanket.
I have chosen 10 colors to fill out the temperatures and 10 is a good number to start with. You may choose to add or remove based on the color options you want, but keep in mind that we want to show the variation in weather.
Being in Florida, we don't usually have a huge variety of temperatures, so I've chosen to use 5 degree increments, but you can usually plan 10 degrees for each color.
Using a sturdy piece of paper, punch the number of colors you have to the sides of the paper.
After determining your temps, write them down beside each punched hole.
Lay colors out to determine placement in your palette. We want each color to work well together, but also with the one beside it. Below is an example of looking at all of these colors in a row by threes to make sure they colors are cohesive.
Now that your colors are set, begin adding the names and a swatch to each hole in the card.
Continue this process with your whole card and you're ready to start you project!