Thursday, May 12, 2011

DIY: {New favorite Picnic Blanket}

{STILL NO INTERNET!}
add oral surgery.
two broken toes.
a teething toddler.
and moving in two weeks.
well- life is a little out of whack.
so please excuse the lack of posting!
I have TONS of projects & great posts coming ..
so stay tuned! :)

A LONG time ago -- I made this blanket!
which I loved
but it didn't make the move cut...
{with a lot of other things it seems!}

but now that we live in FLORIDA!
and I have a toddler that LOVES the park.
and the river.
and anything outside.
and my pregnant hiney doesn't like to get dirty.
or sandy.
or dewey.
{I needed a new blanket!}

Let me introduce to you my most favorite picnic blanket!!
EVER.

The bottom is an outdoor vinyl tablecloth!
The top is a an indoor/outdoor wipeble fabric tablecloth!
It's water resistant and super easy to wipe clean! :) 
(mine both measured 52 x 72, I think)

I even added some ties ....

so I can roll it up, tie it up ....

and throw it in my new favorite bag! :) 

This baby has already gotten a TON of use!
Now I can't wait for family picnics, park trips & the beach!
ok - now back to the world of NO communication!
ugh.
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13 comments:

  1. Great idea and I love that bag! Where did you get it? I love all the outside pockets.

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  2. This is great! I love it. So cute! Totally practical here in NYC!

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  3. love the blanket and the bag so cute.. im a new follower from the weekend blog hop please stop by and check out my blog but please excuse the mess im gettinga new theme and just switched to wrodpress so its a little jumbled.. trust me its a great read.. lol http://punkrockmomma.com

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  4. Back again from the Weekend Blog Hop! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!
    I love, love the blanket, how ingenious!!!! I honestly never would have thought to use a table cloth!!!
    have a great weekend!
    Elizabeth

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  6. FABULOUS! Do you have directions? My current beach/picnic blanket is a Lands End blanket in a bag. I love it, but it's got the WRONG last name monogrammed on it, since I bought it when I was still married and ended up taking my maiden name back :)

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  8. What a great blanket. I am going to try to make a couple for the beach. My husband and I go for the 3rd week in June with his entire family and our 5 kids 4 spouses and 11 grandkids. Fun!!!
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  10. This blanket is not only practical, it is pretty as well. My daughter in law is expecting a baby next month. I just have to go look for one for her. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love it! I have been wanting to make something like this for a while, but I have been wondering about washing/drying it. Maybe the answer is obvious, but can this be dried in a dryer or just air dried? And after a few washes, does it still hold up pretty well? Thanks for posting it!

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