DIY: Pop-Up Picnic

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By Kristina Domitrovich
Photos by Lindsay Pace

Turn any meal into a picnic by keeping a basket at the ready and in the car at all times. Make the food or grab something to-go, and enjoy it at a park with friends and family. After the picnic’s over, take it home, clean it up and plop it back in the trunk for next time!

 


Materials

• 1 basket with a cover
• Fabric of choice, enough to line the inside of the basket
• Hot glue gun and sticks
• Iron
• 1 yard of elastic ribbon (optional)


Add-Ins

• 4 cloth napkins
• 4 reusable travel-friendly silverware sets*
• 4 reusable travel-friendly plates*
• 1 picnic blanket
• Salt & pepper shakers

Editor’s note: *We opted for eco-friendly wheat silverware and dishes.


Directions

  1. Press the fabric. Fold about an inch of the fabric’s edge over onto the backside of the fabric. Run the iron along to create a “seam;” repeat with all remaining sides.
  2. Hot glue the backside of the folded seam. Apply to the edges of the basket’s interior, with the fabric facing right-side out.
  3. Optional: Glue the elastic ribbon into place, to secure plates or silverware during travel.
  4. Store add-ins in the basket to picnic on-the-go.  
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