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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

WFMW: Picnic "Blanket"

Welcome to Works-For-Me Wednesday, a weekly tip carnival hosted by Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer!

Today's tip is pretty simple. You know those times when you want to have a picnic, and can't decide what to use as a ground cloth? You don't want to get one of your nice blankets icky, but it needs to be something to protect you from any dampness on the ground & help keep bugs away. We've used a big quilt in the past, but it was hard to clean, since it won't fit in our washing machine.

That's when I got the idea to use a vinyl tablecloth. I got ours at Wal-Mart around Easter last year, so it has a cute chickie print. I started out putting the vinyl side down, but the fuzzy backing would get tangled in Wendy's little damp fingers & toes. But using it with the fuzzy side down works great! You can usually find these at Wal-Mart or similar stores for just a few dollars. Many times the prints they offer change by season, so there are some pretty cute ones available.

And here's a picture of Wendy enjoying the picnic "blanket" on the day she turned 6 months old - which seems like forever ago!

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Donna said...

Your baby is a doll!

Thanks for sharing...I need to put a picnic on my summer 'to do' list!

Unknown said...

Great tip! We have used a "hospital" blanket at the beach because it's so thin that the sand shakes right out of it. But it's not good on prickly grass.

Love this idea!

Audra Krell said...

Adorable baby! Sometimes the fuzzies are worth it because the vinyl is too sweaty! ; )