With last weekend kicking off the unofficial start to summer, it means that it’s time to gear up for picnic season! Nothing but afternoons lounging in the park, catching up on gossip magazines and with friends. Perfection.
Of course, what would a summer picnic be without a little color? Below you can learn how to make fun pillows, a striped blanket, and a popcorn recipe that tastes almost like rice krispy treats. I’ve got all your essentials covered. Now let’s do this summer!
If you want your friends to instantly be able to spot you in the park crowd, all you need is a colorful blanket. I teamed up with Shutterfly to make mine as well as some outdoor pillows! They came out SO nice and the quality really is top notch. If you can believe it, the colors are more vibrant in person. Here’s how to do it:
First you’ll want to gather your images/designs. You can use your own photos, Shutterfly’s art library, or download these files to recreate the ones I made. Each design also comes with a back color, so if you want your pillow to be matching front and back, be sure to download the matching color back. Once your settled on the design you want, just upload and order:
To make your own outdoor pillows, click here!
To make your own blanket, click here!
A special thanks to my girl Sarah Hearts for designing these files for us!
And of course you’re going to need a little snack to go with your cool new picnic gear. This popcorn recipe is great because it’s not overly sweet. If you did want it to be sweeter and taste spot on like a rice krispy treat, add a teaspoon of vanilla to the melted butter before adding your marshmallows. You could also take the salty + sweet route and season with sea salt at the end, it’s good either way!
If you need me over the next few months, you know where I’ll be. Just stuffing myself with popcorn and trying not to catch a sunburn! Happy summer!