DIY Friday: Picnic Ideas With Panache

Summer is here! Which means these balmy days are filled with opportunities to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Whether you’re hitting a vineyard, outdoor concert or just spending a day at the park, there is nothing better than a picnic on a gorgeous day. If you’re like me, you want your picnics to have a little pizzazz!

Here are 5 ways to makeover your basket of goodies with a bit of DIY love–

Style Me Pretty Picnic

Photo via Style Me Pretty Living

This converted apple basket DIY from Style Me Pretty Living is as functional as it is pretty with easy to make removable pockets to keep track of your plates and utensils, making good use of the round shape of the basket.

Printed Grocery Tote_picnic ideas

Photo via Martha Stewart

Have some extra canvas shopping bags around the house? For this printed canvas tote, all the supplies you need, like the canvas bag & a potato for stamping, may already be waiting in your kitchen.

Scarf Picnic Basket

Photo via A Subtle Revelry

This clever DIY from A Subtle Revelry  takes some old fashioned technology ( think glue + cardboard box ) and a neglected scarf(!) to create a little basket that is as light and pretty as summer itself.

Brown Paper Picnic Baskets

Photo via Oh Happy Day

How about a more sophisticated take on brown baggin’ it? Alexis Birkmeyer crafted these sweet little baskets out of butcher paper for this DIY for Oh Happy Day .  Wouldn’t these be perfect for picnic party favors?

Belt Basket

Photo via DotComsForMoms

And perhaps the simplest DIY of them all ( and just my speed! ). For this quick project, simply loop a leather belt through a basket with cut-out handles like this one. Voila! Just grab a blanket and go!

If you’re hitting the park this weekend, we hope these picnic ideas will inspire you to make your outing extra special!