8 DIYs for a Perfect Picnic

This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in St. Louis, warm days are here to stay. If you go out after 5 p.m., the neighborhood is crawling with kids on bikes, people walking their dogs and people gathered at the park, practicing for the upcoming softball leagues. It’s this time of year that has me looking out my window like a sad puppy, just wanting to get outside and have some fun instead of working away at my desk.

One of my favorite outdoor activities revolves, like most things, around friends and food, and that’s picnics. What’s better than gathering with friends at your favorite park, spreading a blanket on the grass, and loading it up with homemade pasta salad, sandwiches, sweet treats and something to wash it all down? Well, I’m gonna be honest with you: I can’t think of anything, except maybe spicing up that get-together with one of these adorable DIYs. Go on and make some memories this summer.

1. (above) Pretty Up Your Picnic Basket by Smile and Wave

2. Pockets of Fun by Garnish

3. Reusable Fabric Drink Carrier by A Subtle Revelry

4. Picnic Blanket Tote by Craft Buds

5. Free “Let’s Picnic!” Invitations by Eat Drink Chic

6. Vintage Suitcase Picnic Set by Funkytime

7. DIY Picnic Baskets + Free Printable by Oh Happy Day

8. Chevron DIY Picnic Blanket by Thig & Thistle

Have a great weekend!

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.

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(@designcoyote) (@designcoyote) | April 27th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Those are great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I love picnics and now the weather is just perfect for them 🙂
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Beth Styles (@SecondHandStyle) | April 27th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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hi ana. we’re getting into some good picnic weather here too. so happy that spring is here and soon it will be summer. yay!
-brittni

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Danielle m Birdsall (@ZeCraftyBird) | April 27th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I love the butcher paper containers and the chevron blanket 🙂 my finance and I are going on a picnic Sunday thank you for the INSPIRATION! I love your blog.. I need some followers on bloglovin and my blog so if you ever get a chance stop by and say hi.. and anyone else too 🙂

tia | April 27th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

love the picnic invites…and those are a free download?- can it get any better!

ryan @ The Blooming Thread | April 27th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

It was the words ‘the warm weather is here to stay’ that made me so wistful! We are still having downpours and are relying on our knitwear! I can’t wait to try out some of these ideas when the summer finally arrives!

Dorset Finca | April 28th, 2012 at 1:34 am

Hello Beth. That’s a pretty cool stuff. Who wants to be locked up by desk specially in that beautiful season? Some how we manage some time we need to enjoy it at full range. Loved those DIYs, blew me away.

Waiting to hear more from you.
-Lina

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Roben-Marie Smith (@robenmarie) | April 28th, 2012 at 11:39 am

Very cute ideas, thank you!
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Katy @ lollylinens.com | April 28th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

My friend and I were just talking about having a picnic. This is perfect 😀
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candleashes | April 29th, 2012 at 12:30 am

Thanks for including the drink carrier:) Lovely ideas… I am so ready to be outside again!

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(@MeetJNewell) (@MeetJNewell) | May 8th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Beth,

As a mother of a great small boy, my favorite activity when warm days come is absolutely picnic!

Especially when we have a chance to ride our bikes together and bring stuff with us, and grill somewhere on a park with family or friends.

Oh btw my fav was drink carrier you posted!

Rhianon
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