Today’s post comes from the lovely Elaine of The Art of Awkward. She and I met at the last EAT DRINK CREATE event and I’m so happy to have her here today! Take it away, Elaine!
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.
Melanie of You Are My Fave has a great roundup of DIY Picnic Blankets if you need other ideas! As for mine, I just plan on putting it through the wash as often as necessary.
To see more from Elaine and her adventures in Colorado, visit her blog, The Art of Awkward!
Love this idea! Those pictures look so inviting, I could just jump right through the computer!