13 DIY Picnic Blankets to Bring Along on the Next Family Adventure

A sunny Sunday is the most perfect day for a family picnic. The skies are blue, the air is warm and every now and then a cool breeze blows. It’s the most magical setting and you are drawn outside in a nearby park to have a picnic with your family. Could you possibly think of an afternoon better spent? Don’t forget to bring a big picnic blanket! If you need ideas, here’s our selection of 13 DIY picnic blankets!

1. Tassel Blanket

Tassels are a super fun decoration that can give any item a funky and upbeat vibe! They will definitely stand out, but you can emphasize their uniqueness even more by making them in a contrasting color to your blanket. We learned this trick from Tell Love and Party!

2. Travel Picnic Blanket

If you are often bitten by a wanderlust bug and want to have picnics no matter where in the world you are, you’ll need a picnic blanket that’s easy to travel with. Tried & True‘s chic picnic blanket folds into a fashionable carry-on bag that you can simply put over your shoulder and take anywhere your heart takes you!

3. Water Resistant Denim Picnic Blanket

Children absolutely love picnics and creating these memories as a family is priceless. What isn’t priceless though is having to buy a new picnic blanket every time because we all know that kids create a lot of mess! Let kids be kids and make this water resistant denim picnic blanket by Houseful of Handmade.

4. Tic Tac Toe Picnic Blanket

You can make your picnic adventure even more fun by playing some outdoor games! One of them could be tic tac toe, but instead of having to bring a separate big game board along, you can simply make a tic tac toe picnic blanket by the example of The Country Cottage!

5. Sunburst Picnic Blanket

A picnic blanket that captures the uplifting and cheerful nature of the sun is a true joy to bring along on your picnic trip. The yellow and orange will totally stand out on the bright green grass and you never know who gets drawn to you! Meet new friends and enjoy the sunny picnic day with this sunburst picnic blanket by You & Me.

6. Drop Cloth Picnic Blanket

The beauty of making your own picnic blanket is that it can carry any motive you want! If you love to spend your summers having picnics with your friends, paint some fresh fruit on a big drop cloth and just like that you’ve made yourself the most unique picnic blanket! Get the details at Brit + Co.

7. Fall Picnic Blanket

Fall has the perfect weather for a picnic; it’s not too hot or too cold. The days are beautifully sunny and the temperatures are really pleasant. Even if you get caught by a little rain, it’s going to make for a good story years from now! The House That Lars Built shares the tutorial for the perfect fall picnic blanket!

8. Embroidery Picnic Blanket

Give your picnic blanket a personalized message just because you can! Instead of lounging on a blanket that looks like million others, relax on one that is completely one of a kind. If you want the instructions for an embroidery picnic blanket, check out Lovely Indeed!

9. Canvas Picnic Blanket

Ask your artistic friends to help you with this one! A Subtle Revelry has a fantastic tutorial for a picnic blanket that is made from a canvas and is decorated with painted stripes. It’s a really fun project to conquer together with your most creative friends!

10. 15-Minute Picnic Blanket

We totally get it – you are a busy mom chasing three toddlers around the house while also trying to juggle life itself. Sacrificing a whole afternoon to make a picnic blanket probably isn’t on your agenda today. Luckily, you can make Lil’ Luna‘s lovely picnic blanket in only 15 minutes while the kiddos are napping!

11. Picnic Quilt Blanket

Does anybody else agree that the art of quilting should totally become more popular again? It is absolutely timeless and you can put so much creativity into it, it never gets boring! Check out how Cutesy Craft made a colorful picnic quilt blanket!

12. Vintage Picnic Blanket

Modern blankets may be all the rage right now but if your heart belongs to the old-fashioned picnic blankets that go so perfectly with the classic picnic basket, Pure and Noble has a tutorial for a vintage picnic blanket that is all you’ve ever dreamed of and more!

13. Summer Picnic Blanket

Make a picnic blanket that honors the joys of summertime! The geometric shapes and  bright warm colors have a super cool modern look that will get so much attention! This blanket is perfect for having a picnic on the beach! Find out more at Design Love Fest!