Windproof Picnic Blanket

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.

Windproof Picnic Blanket


Dritz Grommet Plier Kit

golf tees

old quilt or blanket

small zippered bag 

Loose Leaf Binder Ring

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).  grommet plier kit 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

picnic quilt

Back side of pressed grommet

picnic quilt

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.

windproof picnic blanket

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.

windproof picnic quilt

Happy Picnicking to your family this summer.

picnic quilt

picnic quilt

This is a repost from May of 2011

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  1. Such a fantastic idea! With my husband being an avid golfer I always find tees in the wash. 🙂 I can now use them for this kind of a project! Thanks for sharing. Megan

  2. Hi Beckie- thought of your blanket when I was at the beach…could easily work with stakes as well! Thanks for sharing.

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