big hero 6 viewing party diy baymax blanket tutorial

Big Hero 6 Viewing Party {& DIY Baymax Blanket Tutorial!}

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There are some movies that as soon as you see them, you know that you are going to see them at least a dozen more times and no one makes more movies that fit that category than Disney! Our latest favorite is Big Hero 6 so needless to say, when it came out this last Tuesday February 24th, I went straight to Walmart to pick us up a copy. But I couldn’t just stop there, so I grabbed some materials for a whole movie night experience as well!big-her0-6

I started with the necessities, the movie of course which was even better because Walmart has this exclusive 2 DISC Disc BD+DVD=DC+WM GWP 2 pk featuring a gift with purchase digital copy (while supplies last)! Pretty sweet. Then I also grabbed a bowl, popcorn and some candy, you know, the movie watching favorites.


Then I made my way to the fabric because we are supposed to get hit with a lot of rain this weekend so I thought it would be fun to make a Baymax inspired blanket for Avery to use while watching the movie. I grabbed 2 yards each of red, white and blue fleece and a quarter yard of black.


I started with the side for his ‘armor’ and I looked at the box and tried to copy the shape of the blue portion on the center of Baymax and copied it onto the fabric. I folded it in half and then didn’t have to worry too much about it being symmetrical that way.


Then I placed it on the red piece of fleece that was laying out flat, and centered, on my craft table. The idea is to give the affect of his suit of armor.


I pinned it all into place and then ran the whole thing through the sewing machine.


Once that piece was done, I worked on the regular Baymax side and all I did to the white fleece was cut out the shape of his eyes from the black, pinned it and then sewed those on as well.


After that is was time to tie the two layers together. To do this I put the red and blue piece on the table, centered and faced down. Then I put the Baymax piece on top, centered and face up.


Once I had everything where I wanted, I started cutting 2 inch slits, about an inch or so apart, all around the perimeter of the blanket. Then I tied each pair into a double knot. It took some time but as you go you get a bit faster with each tie.


Then it is done and ready for cuddling!


Next up is the fun and easy Baymax bowl. I did this with a bit of vinyl from a grab bag from Expressions Vinyl and a bowl I picked up while at Walmart- Avery loves this bowl! We filled it with our favorite popcorn and candy and we were ready to watch the movie!


I was also checking out and there was a ton of fun Big Hero 6 items and I have already ordered this cuddly stuffed Baymax to go with the blanket. It may not make it for our second and third viewings, but it will certainly be center stage for the rest of them! Check it out HERE! Plus, when you pick up the Big Hero 6 Blu-Ray/DVD + Gift With Purchase Set, it includes a digital movie on Vudu while supplies last! All you have to do is scan your receipt using the Savings Catcher in the Walmart app, wait for the message on your phone or email and then you can watch it on any device!


Also I love that this blanket is big enough to pretty much cover Avery’s twin bed which is awesome!


Don’t you love cuddling up under a blanket to watch movies?




2 Responses to Big Hero 6 Viewing Party {& DIY Baymax Blanket Tutorial!}

  1. Jenna Wood February 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    You are so crafty and that blanket looks like the perfect movie night blanket! Fleece is always on sale at our local craft store, maybe I will give this a try! #client

    • February 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

      Honestly, it was even cheaper at Walmart! I was surprised!