How many times have you taken the kids on a picnic or outdoor ballgame only to have it be a windy day where you are chasing paper plates and ziploc baggies all over the place? While you are out chasing your trash all over the lawn rest assured your blanket will be in place with this simple idea. Today I am going to show you how to transform any ordinary blanket into a windproof spot using grommets and golf tees.
old quilt or blanket
1. If you purchase the Grommet Plier Kit #1P from Dritz it comes with four 3/8” grommets in the package so you don’t have to purchase anything else. It retails for $29.99 at Joann Fabrics but I purchased with a 40% off coupon (of course). 2. Find an old quilt or thin blanket. I prefer a quilt because it is cotton and cool against the skin during hot summer days. I had an old king size quilt that was on our master bed about 8 years ago. Shabby Chic floral was in back then, I promise.
3. The back of the grommet kit gives perfect instructions on how to attach the grommets. Attach the grommets on all four corners.
Front side of grommet
Back side of pressed grommet
4. Lay out your blanket and grab four golf tees. The grommet holes are the perfect size to hold the golf tees in place. Push the tees through the grommet holes and into the ground.
Now your blanket won’t blow all over the place while you create fun summer picnic memories with your kids. I also attached a small mesh bag with a loose leaf binder ring onto one of the corners to store the tees in when not in use.
Happy Picnicking to your family this summer.
This is a repost from May of 2011