The perfect accessory for any picnic! This easy to make No Sew Picnic Blanket is ready in just 15 minutes and for less than $10. Great for lazy fall lunches in the park, late summer cocktails on the beach or cool, crisp evenings watching the sunset.
Confession….I made this easy No Sew Picnic Blanket back in July to showcase on Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia for National Picnic Month and I’m just now sharing it with all of you. Did you know July was National Picnic Month? Well, it was…but in my opinion…July is a little swampy for picnics unless they’re late in the evening…like around 7-ish when the sun is almost set and the stickiness is a little less damaging to the hair. Don’t you agree? And August…well, let’s not even discuss August. I’ve been hiding out indoors for the past week because the heat is so sweltering that I look as if I was misted heavily with an outdoor misting fan each time I open the door.
Now fall, my friends, that’s when prime picnicking should happen. And I know a lot of kids are back in school but, you know what? Picnicking without kids is fun, too. Just a little suggestion. Or picnic with your kids, there are plenty of in-service days and holidays peppered throughout the fall months. So many, they may have been better off just postponing the start of school until January. Doesn’t that sound like a better idea? No? Well, let’s just make a picnic blanket and stop dillydallying….this is going to be one of the easiest DIY projects you’ll ever create. I promise.
All you need is:
- 1 vinyl lined canvas drop cloth (I used a 5×5 foot square.)
- 1 can spray paint
- 1 roll painters tape (width is dependent on your preference)
Spread the drop cloth on the ground and tape a pattern…any pattern you like…on the canvas side of the cloth.
Spray the entire surface of the drop cloth with the spray paint and allow to dry. (Should be dry within 5-10 minutes)
Remove the tape from the drop cloth….and pack your picnic basket. You’re ready to go.
See how easy that was? Now, to round out your picnic spread perfectly, add a few throw pillows to sit on and a small table (I bought this one from Crate and Barrel.) Add a tray to create an additional flat surface for drinks and small bites like these canapés. Find unique plates and trays to serve your sandwiches or salads. And melamine drinkware takes your picnic from ho-hum to fancy pants without missing a beat. So….who’s ready for a little afternoon fun of apple picking and picnicking?