Make a beach blanket

Today is Chari's party "Sunday Favorites". I thought I would revisit a post I did early last summer. We go to a lot of outdoor activites, beaches and camping trips so, I had really wanted some beach blankets. The cheapest one I found was at Big Lots for $7.00. I decided to make my own!

Make your own beach towel. You know the ones that have a vinyl backing to them. Grab an old blanket or start watching for some at yard/garage sales or thrift stores. Then go to the dollar store and buy either a vinyl shower curtain or if they have the flannel backed tablecloths, that works great too.

Then but both right sides together and sew all the way around and leave a spot unsewn to turn it rightside out. I hand tacked a few spots through the middle of the blanket to help keep it together. Kind of like doing a hand tied quilt. Then sew up the small opening you have left and you are done!

These blankets are great for the beach or the park for picnics. I also like to keep one in the car/truck in case you have to lay on the ground to fix something or check something out.

They are also handy if you are at an outside event and it starts to sprinkle lightly. Makes for a very nice "snuggle" moment


  1. That is a wonderful idea. I do have one of those blankets in the trunk of my car for emergencies but it was a gift and thanks to you I can make more...Thank you.

  2. Hi Girlfriend...

    What a GRAND idea...I love this tip! Love that you added the vinyl backing...blankets always get so messy after laying them out on the ground! Sure would be an easy fix! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today for Sunday Favorites...great post, Diann!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for the sweet anniversary well wishes. We had a great time in Denver and I loved Home Goods! I found a couple of goodies there! And...thank you so much for your sweet note and compliments on my tablescape...sure do appreciate it!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. What a great idea! You are so clever. Thanks so much for the idea.

  4. You always have the greatest ideas!!!!

  5. That's a good idea! I never thought about putting a backing on a blanket like that. Our local WalMart has the flannel backing vinyl.


  6. Great thinking! I love the towel... Lezlee

  7. Now that is a very good idea. We keep a blanket in the car, but I love the vinyl on one side...clever!

  8. Diann, that's a fabulous idea!! I'm going to pass this on to my boys
    xoxo Pattie

  9. I love that idea. The vinyl is something I had never thought of. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hmmmm. It seems everyone including me, likes your blanket idea. Very handy to have around!


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