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19 DIY Blankets for the Beach, Pool or Picnic

Picnics and hanging out at the beach and pool are some of my favorite summer activities. There is something about enjoying a good meal outdoors and splashing through the cool water that is quintessential summer fun. Along with these great outdoor activities, I do always love to add a new sewing project to the list and blankets seem to be just right.

Who said blankets are just for winter? Sew up a waterproof blanket to keep dry on the wet grass during your next picnic, or add pockets to each corner to keep track of all your things on your next beach day. Start sewing for summer with these 19 DIY blankets for the beach, pool or picnic!

1. Blanket Tote Bag

Image source: Craft Buds
Image source: Craft Buds

Keep away from the wet grass with a shower curtain blanket tote bag.
Find out more at Craft Buds.

2. Patchwork Blanket

Image source: Censtational Girl
Image source: Censtational Girl

Give your blanket some vintage charm by doing patchwork.
Get the tutorial at Censtational Girl.

3. Under $7 Blanket

Just a quick trip to Home Depot and you’ll have all you need to make this picnic blanket.
Find out more at Twig and Thistle.

4. Cute and Durable Blanket

Image source: ikat Bag
Image source: ikat Bag

Make yourself an outdoor blanket that is portable and will last.
Get the tutorial at ikat Bag.

5. Rock Pocket Blanket

Image source: Sew Mama Sew
Image source: Sew Mama Sew

Keep your blanket from blowing away by sewing pockets to fill with rocks.
Find out more at Sew Mama Sew.

6. Waterproof Blanket

You can turn most blankets waterproof with this easy tutorial.
Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart.

7. Windproof Blanket

Image source: Positively Splendid
Image source: Positively Splendid

Add grommets to your blanket so you can stake it down and keep it from blowing around.
Find out more at Positively Splendid.

8. Tic-Tac-Toe Blanket

Image source: The Country Chic Cottage
Image source: The Country Chic Cottage

Bring a blanket to the beach that is comfy to sit on and also a game.
Find out more at The Country Chic Cottage.

9. Beach Towel Blanket

Repurpose your beach towels into a beach blanket.
Check it out at The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse.

10. Beach Blanket with Pillow

Image source: Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza
Image source: Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza

Sew up a beach blanket that also has a comfy pillow.
Find out more at Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza.

11. Dyeing Your Blanket

Image source: A Beautiful Mess
Image source: A Beautiful Mess

Use these dyeing tips to help you transform a plain blanket into a beautiful and colorful one.
Find out more at A Beautiful Mess.

12. Ripstop Blanket

Use ripstop and a beach towel to make this weather resistant blanket.
Find out more at Martha Stewart.

13. Vintage Tablecloth Blanket

Image source: Pure and Noble
Image source: Pure and Noble

Reuse a vintage tablecloth to make yourself an outdoor blanket.
Find out more at Pure and Noble.

14. Post Pool Blanket

Image source: Prudent Baby
Image source: Pretty Prudent

Make a warm and snuggly baby blanket to wrap up that water baby.
Get the tutorial at Pretty Prudent.

15. Dip Dye Blanket

Follow this dip dye technique to make your pool blanket pop.
Find out more at Bldg 25.

16. Cheater Quilt

Image source: Pretty Prudent
Image source: Pretty Prudent

Sew up a picnic quilt in a flash.
Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

17. All Fabrics Welcome Blanket

Image source: Pretty Prudent
Image source: Pretty Prudent

This blanket is great for a beginner and you can use almost any fabric you’d like.
Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

18. Doily Blanket

Image source: How About Orange
Image source: How About Orange

This simple technique will show you how to make a beautiful blanket with doilies.
Find out more at How About Orange.

19. Ikea Blanket

Pick up some Ikea towels to create this beach quilt.
Find out more at My Material Life.

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