My friend has two of her kids getting married, one month apart from each other this summer! (Talk about busy!) She is putting together a beach-themed basket together for each shower which will include some of my various beach bags. She was also considering a beach blanket. I have not seen many beach blankets in the DIY world, so I took a tour and found these various pins.
The top photo is from Handmade Home from the author of the lovely blog Soule Mama. She repurposed lovely vintage sheets and blankets to make the beach blanket.
This one is made from napkins.
This is a clever blanket made from beach blankets cut apart. I especially like her construction method and it gives me an idea about another project….
This one was created using bandannas.
Sometimes a vintage chenille bedspread is used as a backing fabric. In the above photo, a home dec weight fabric is used.
When I was asking for input on favorite beach blankets, a few of you suggested sheets since the sand doesn’t stick to them and they are lightweight.
Things that I like are
- A good size. The size of a twin bedspread is 80″ x 110″, about 6.5′ x 9′.
- Lightweight, but with enough weight to not blow about in the wind.
- Dries quickly
Hi Jane, I am partial to old quilts. So an updated one would be great. I would do some sort of geometric pattern and then stitch in the ditch.
It would be nice to have a light weight terry cloth on the back and ties so it can be rolled up.
just my thoughts. Love the red and orange.
I like beach blankets to be absorbent so I can have it help me dry off when I lay on it after I’m in the water. Maybe a quilt of towels?
Something that can be thrown in the wash at the end of the beach trip!
I heartily second the sheets idea! Sand just rolls off them and if you want to lay down in the sun, the fabric is so light and smooth that you won’t get too hot. One other thing I like in a beach blanket, though, is a weightiness to the edges, so they won’t flip up and fling sand in your sandwich at the slightest breeze. Maybe something could be added to the edges for weight.
Cute Pins, Cute Blog!