We tried the TikTok blanket folding technique that turns your throw into a pillow

It looked pretty easy from the video...

tiktok folding hack with blanket
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Fall is a matter of days away, and we can't wait to embrace the coziest season with scented candles, endless hot chocolates and the softest blankets. Buying a couple of new blankets is a fab, cheap fall decor idea that adds texture and color. 

However, it's easy to get carried away. If you have one too many blankets, check out this TikTok folding hack we put to the test, which transforms blankets into a pillow.

sofa and blanket

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First, lay the blanket out flat (lengthways) and fold it into thirds. Fold from the top, long edge, then from the bottom edge. 

This should give you a nice long strip that looks something like this...

sofa and blanket folded for a tiktok hack

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Next, fold inwards from the left end towards the right - but not all the way. You're folding to make a small rectangular shape. 

It should look like the image below.

blanket folded on sofa for tiktok hack

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Keep folding the little rectangle over itself to build up to a small parcel. It should feel like a snowball effect with each fold making it feel bigger.

Leave a bit of the blanket at the end unfolded. Fold this extra bit inwards and push the parcel inside the pocket made by the ends of the blanket

I placed and pushed it in rather than trying to turn the extra material inside out and tucking it in like when you fold a pair of socks together. Otherwise, it started to fall apart.

blanket being folded for a tiktok hack

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When you're done, you should have a nice little pillow you can put wherever you want. Pop it in your living room or bedroom and it'll be ready to unfurl if you get cold.

tiktok folding hack

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Folding it on the leather sofas in our rented flat made the process a little slippery, and I think it would work better with a thinner blanket. But, overall, it was a success.

It stores the large blanket neatly and takes up very little space - making it a great storage idea.


Fold that blanket into a pillow and use it anywhere. Inspired by @lenniamc ##fyp ##tidytok ##organizing ##organizar ##cleantok ##lifehacks ##foldinghacks

♬ Comment te dire adieu (Remasterisé en 2016) - Francoise Hardy

The original TikTok video we found posted by therealcindyology has had thousands of likes and comments from people praising the trick.

'OMG this works!! Thank you!! I hate having a throw just laying out!! This is perfect!!' writes one.

'I love this, very practical,' says another. 'You have given me so many organizing ideas... thank you!' writes a third.

Will you be trying this hack?

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.