I wanted to step up my picnic style beyond the ratty blanket I typically use so I set out to create my own picnic blanket. I loved the idea of using a painter’s drop canvas but unfortunately the selection in Boulder hardware stores was lacking. I really wanted a white background. I decided to use a tablecloth so it could do double duty assuming it didn’t get stained as a picnic blanket (spoiler: we spilled food on it during the first outing).
To make your own spotted picnic blanket you’ll need:
- Fabric Paint
- Circle Foam Pouncers in various sizes
I decided to do a pattern around the edges and used a different color for each foam pouncer. I used the biggest pouncer to create a pattern but just filled in the white space with the other two pouncers.
If I could do it over again, I’d do a navy tablecloth with white, yellow and red polka dots instead so it would be more resistant to stains.
To see more from Elaine and her adventures in Colorado, visit her blog, The Art of Awkward!