10 Picnic Craft Ideas To Help You Celebrate Summer

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The weather is warm and the days are longer, which can only mean one thing … it’s finally summer! There’s nothing worse than spending time indoors when you could be soaking up the sun (just make sure you wear sunscreen). Head out for a picnic this summer and soak up all of the best aspects of summer. You can go for lunch, in the late afternoon or even enjoy the sunset during dinner time. No matter when you head out, you’ll surely create lasting memories, especially when you add a DIY element into your outing. Picnic craft ideas can turn a plain old summer evening into an unforgettable event. Best of all, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on any of these fun summer crafts – save that for your family’s summer vacation!

10 Picnic Craft Ideas

Before you head out, take some time to create your own picnic blanket, utensil holders and more. Also, don’t forget that the Fourth of July is just one month away, so be sure to incorporate some red, white and blue into your picnic crafts. Make a beer bottle holder for dad, reusable cloth bags for kids (keep them for school lunches!) and a crochet tote that you can wear all year long. You can even create a theme for your picnic – choose a few portable ladybug crafts to bring on your audience – they can serve as a complement to those Spotted Ladybug Picnic Cups!


Beer Bottle HolderFun Summer Crafts

Beer Bottle Holder

Rolling Place Mats

Reusable Cloth Snack Bags

Crochet Tote Bag



Spotted Ladybug Picnic CraftsPicnic Crafts For Kids

Spotted Ladybug Picnic Cups

Initial Name Plate

Picnic Helpers




4th of July Picnic Placemats

4th of July Picnic Craft Ideas
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4th of July Picnic Placemat

Patriotic Tie Dye Picnic Set

Gingham Salt and Pepper Shakers




12 Fabulous Picnic Craft Ideas + Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Before you head out for a picnic, download a copy of “12 Fabulous Picnic Craft Ideas + Restaurant Copycat Recipes“.

We joined up with our friends at AllFreeCopycatRecipes to bring you our favorite picnic craft ideas and recipes – you’ll want to save this one forever!




What’s your favorite way to celebrate summer?


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  1. Shalyn Wismer says

    With the school year coming to an end, many mothers are in search of activities to fill up their kid’s new abundance of free time. All of these picnic craft ideas can serve as a great productive time filler. Whether the whole family works on these crafts together or the kids are left to do it on their own, these crafts make for a perfect summer activity. If worried about a mess or not able to pick up supplies, a picnic craft can be as simple as learning new napkin folding designs; something super simple yet able to capture young ones attention.

  2. Ronna Wilson says

    I love summer for the bright colored fabrics. I am ready stitch my way thru summer

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