We’ve all had those picnics where there was more wind than we expected and most of our time was spent trying to keep the tablecloth from blowing away. Typically, we put cans of chips or drinks on each corner and hope for the best, but I figured there had to be a way around this. Simple picnic clips help but aren’t always practical since they’re easy to lose and don’t always fit the concrete tables at the park. So, after brainstorming and gathering my materials, I made a super easy picnic tablecloth that won’t fly away.
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Easy DIY Picnic Tablecloth (that won’t fly away!)
- Watercloth Canvas
- Sewing Machine
- Straight Pins
I ordered one yard of waterproof canvas from Wholesale Fabric Direct and didn’t cut the fabric. Since not all picnic tables are the same length, I am fine with making this a super simple project and not worrying about adding any length to the tablecloth.
- Turn the fabric under approximately one inch on each end using straight pins to secure the fold.
- Sew a straight stitch leaving the end open.
- Use a large plastic needle and thread a rope through leaving plenty of extra on each end. Secure the rope with a thick knot on each end so it won’t slide back through.
When you are ready to use the picnic tablecloth, simply spread it out tie a loose knot or bow tie under the picnic table to keep the tablecloth from blowing in the wind. Super simple!
When your picnic is done, simpley wipe it off, fold it up and use the rope or string to wrap up your new tablecloth and save it for your next picnic.
Have you ever made a special picnic tablecloth? Got any tips or fun memories to share?
Ready to update your patio or yard furniture? Pull out your glue gun and wrap up a new look.