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How To Make Waterproof Picnic BlanKet

I love picnics during the summer months. Here is a a project on how to make waterproof picnic blanket using a drop cloth that will keep your picnic affairs dry and stylish.

Waterproof Picnic Blanket

My love for outdoors inspired me to create this waterproof picnic blanket. Its perfect for all my outings and it can even be used on a table too. To create this waterproof blanket I used a canvas painting drop cloth. It can be used on all different surfaces likes the beach, or grass.


  • Paint: I used yellow, but any color would be fun
  • Stencil: You can use any decorative design stencil
  • Foam Brush: I think foam brushes are alternative.
supplies for Picnic Blanket

How To Make Waterproof Picnic Pillow


Roll out the drop cloth over a large table. (6ft by 9ft) Tape the stencil on cloth using painter’s tape. I used an old stencil from cutting edge stencil called  Zamira Allover Stencil. Any large stencil design will do.

stencil:Picnic Blanket


With a stencil roller dip it into the paint. Pat it on paper towel. Make sure before you roll it over the stencil it’s not dripping with paint. Very important it does not bleed into the stencil. The paint will help make waterproof picnic blanket.

Picnic Blanket stenciled


Let dry in between stenciling. Repeat this step until all the drop cloth is completely covered with the stencil design. Let dry for 24 hours before putting it outside.


Now you can decorate your waterproof blanket with lots of picnic supplies.

  • Basket: A tradition basket is a great piece for making your picnic blanket look adorable.
  • Silverware: Any kind is fine, if you want to be stylish you can get vintage silver ware.
  • Pillows: Large pillows that you can sit on or lay down.

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  1. Maria this is so beautiful and practical too. I never would have thought of painting the drop cloth like this.

  2. This is such a creative project! I love your use of a canvas cloth and this color and design is perfect for summer. Thank you for sharing at #FiestaFriday!

  3. What a great picnic blanket! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  4. Beautiful picnic would love to be invited. Happy Summer, Kippi

  5. How pretty and what a great idea for creating a fun, one of a kind blanket. I love the pattern. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Party. I’ll be featuring this at today’s party. Hope to see you there!

  6. Don’t you love drop cloths! They are cheep and versatile! I usually make tote bags out of them and sell them at the craft table at the office. I see a lot of folks using them for bedskirts and curtains too.
    You take ferns and pillows on a picnic?!? How inviting…your lunch guests are certainly spoiled!
    Found you on a link up at stonegableblog..I think I’ll join them next week!

  7. What a clever idea Maria! I love picnics as well even though I haven’t got to go on one in quite awhile. But this way you can even go on one even if the ground is still a little damp with no worries of get wet when sitting down. Love the idea of using as a table cloth too, it would be a one of a kind. Love the color and stencil that you used on this one.

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