DIY Picnic Blanket

We teamed up with Refinery29 to refresh an overlooked essential: the picnic blanket. It's light-weight, easy to carry, yet tough enough to handle multiple washing. With this tutorial, create your own unique pattern that reflects your style.

What you need


What you need

  • 6' x 6' cotton drop cloth
  • 2 rolls of 2 inch painters tape
  • 3 colors of flat finish house paint
  • Matte medium
  • 3 small paint rollers
  • 3 small paint trays

Let's Get Started

Step 1

Tape your pattern to the dry cloth, firmly pressing down the tape.

Step 2

Add matte medium over the perimeter of the tape.

Step 3

Using small paint rollers, start in the middle of the design and paint a row of your first color, working from the center outward. Paint a second coat to make the color pop.

Step 4

After the paint dries, gently peel off the tape.

Step 5

Plan the perfect picnic.

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