- Vinyl Tablecloth from Target ($5)
- Old Sheet from the linen closet
- Red Cotton Webbing (handle)
- Fabric Scraps from the Quilt (straps)
I saw this idea a while back in blogland to use a vinyl tablecloth for a picnic or beach blanket. I think that's a brilliant idea since it provides a waterproof 'barrier' to the ground! So ... when I saw this red & white tablecloth for sale at Target, I snagged it right up.
I backed the tablecloth with an old sheet that is super soft. I wanted to be able to roll it up and carry it easily, so I used cotton webbing to craete a handle for it. I added two long straps that tie into a bow & hold it all together.
Here's a little closer up shot of the handle & bow, and then what the blanket looks like all spread out.
After your beach trip (or picnic in the park) just roll it back up! (I fold it long ways into thirds so that it's all centered / in the middle ... then you just roll it up & tie it).
If you like picnic stuff, check out this cool page out on TipNut. It's full of DIY picnic assessories, including several options for a picnic or beach blanket. I think that the roll up flatware holders are pretty cute and would be handy for a picnic. Hmmm, I may revisit this page too! ;)
As for me, in less than 48 hours, I'll be on a beach in Cali with my new blanket in tow!
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