Whether you’re looking for a personal touch, a healthy or eco alternative or want to simplify your picnics, we’ve rounded up some fabulous picnic DIY ideas for your next al fresco feast.
9 Crafty DIY Picnic Ideas
Picnics are about so much more than just eating outdoors.
It's also the pleasure of creating your own relaxing alfresco space. Making a movable feast that's simple yet delicious and enjoying time with family and friends.
We believe the simple pleasure of a picnic should be in the simplicity of it. But it doesn't mean your picnics shouldn't be beautiful and delicious. Most of all, your picnics should be enjoyable and relaxing.
So many home and garden websites and magazines touch on picnics but always focus on what to pack. What about personalising your picnics to make them more beautiful, healthy and simple? With ideas ranging from DIY picnic blankets to homemade lemonades and adorable food wrap solutions –These crafty picnic DIY ideas will help simplify your picnics, bring a personal touch to your picnic-style, or just help make your picnics better.
ORIGAMI POPCORN SNACK CUPS.
We love this adorable picnic DIY. Origami snack cups are cute, compact, and so practical. Make a bunch in advance and store some flat in your picnic backpack or hamper, so you always have some on hand.
Pop them open to serve popcorn, chips, biscuits, nuts or any other picnic snack.
Use them as a bowl for biscuits or toasts if you're having a wine & cheese picnic. Or make individual snack cups with crisps, pretzels etc. to hand around.
Easy Picnic Bento Box | Power Your Lunchbox
Picnics have never been the same since we started to embrace the idea of the Japanese bento box.
Adapting the bento box style of eating takes so much hassle out of picnics. You can assign a box to each person filling the tidy compartments with delightful picnic fare such as this healthy chicken salad. Or, you can fill boxes and compartments with assorted dishes to layout for sharing.
A DIY bento is such a tidy picnic solution to storing food.
Easy Water-Resistant Upcycled Jeans Picnic Blanket
What's better than upcycling? The satisfaction of making something so useful that will stay in your picnic pack for years to come.
This DIY picnic blanket not only makes good use of your old jeans, but it's also waterproof so you'll never get a wet bum.
DIY Easy Reusable Beeswax Wraps
Every picnic should be prepared with zero-waste in mind. Whether it be no food wastage or how you store and wrap your food.
These environmentally friendly and chemical-free DIY beeswax food wraps will reduce the amount of single-use plastic you use, and make a gorgeous statement at all of your picnics.
Gorgeous DIY Elastic Bowl Covers
Continuing with zero-waste picnics in mind. These easy to make elastic bowl covers will add to the aesthetic of your picnic while keeping bugs and dirt out of you picnic dishes.
Light and portable, they are a great addition to your picnic set. No more struggling with cling wrap, the elastic design means you can cover an assortment of bowls or plates. And, these homemade bowl covers can be washed again and again.
DIY Iced Rooibos Tea With Raspberries & Mint
Discover the health benefits of rooibos tea and the joy of sipping your own ice tea at your next picnic.
Ditch the sugar-laden ice tea's full of preservatives sold in the shops. It's so easy to DIY your own flavourful, icy brew, why wouldn't you steal the show with this refreshing and health laden sip.
DIY Reusable Snack Bags for Zero Waste
Never buy plastic bags again. These delightful reusable snack bags have a waterproof lining and velcro closure so you can secure all kinds of picnic goodies in an adorable pouch.
You only need a few materials and very limited sewing skills to churn out enough reusable snack bags to hold sandwiches and snacks for picnics of any size.
Healthy Summer Lemonades (with real fruit)
There's nothing more nostalgic than the thought of homemade lemonade. Much like the ice tea, why not enjoy the satisfaction of sipping on a healthy chilled homemade lemonade at your next picnic.
Here you have the choice of orange and mint, strawberry and blackberry lemonade recipes for a delightfully refreshing picnic sipper.
How to Keep Apples from Browning
The age-old problem of cut fruit solved. In our essential tips for picnic perfection, we talk about fruit being a great sweet treat when topped with honey, yoghurt, and nuts. We also advise packing whole fruit is best.
But what if you could take the faff out of slicing fruit at your picnic knowing it won't go brown and sad?
Here is the DIY fruit hack you have been searching for. Thank us later.