DIY Beach Blanket Art

   We just went to the beach a couple of weeks ago….and each year it is so fun to get out the kids’ beach blankets that were done on special occasions just for them.  I thought I’d share this fun DIY Beach Blanket Art idea with you!

We made each one of our children one of these fun beach blankets…..friends and family participated in each blanket when we did them.

You can always use an extra blanket, right?  RIGHT!  Especially for picnics and the beach.  We actually used this as birthday party activities when our children were very young–allowing each guest to add to the blanket when they arrived.

This is a fun friendship beach blanket—but, you could use the same idea and make a very nice gift for a graduate, wedding, friend, etc.  You could choose a design to personalize the blanket; or let it be a memento for some special occasion. Teens would love to run with this idea on their own….making their own designs, etc.

Here’s what you will need for the project:

1.  Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in all the colors you desire to use

2.  Delta Ceramcoat Textile Medium

3.  Brushes in various sizes

4.  Small containers to mix paint and textile medium–we used paper cups

4.  Bed sheet in the size desired—we used a full


1.  Prewash and dry sheet

2.  Hang sheet between two trees, or spread on the ground/floor with something holding the edges down

3.  Just prior to using—mix textile medium into paint colors you are ready to use

4. Paint away!

5.  It will dry pretty fast—but we left it out to dry 24 hours before folding or using

Here’s some shots of different spots on our beach blankets:

These are really fun to make—and make a great keepsake!  We still have fun talking about all the friends that added their special touch to each blanket–and what each addition meant to our children.

Hope you are having a super week~


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  1. JaneEllen says

    Love that idea, how cute and what great memories will last as long as blanket. Are these blankets old sheets no longer used for your beds or purchased for the beach blankets? Lucky you getting to go to beach already. Now is when I miss not living in San Diego anymore. We’ve lived a few places since San Diego, but have many years worth of beach memories. Have fun this summer and enjoy the beach for those of us mot close to one. Happy days

    • says

      Hi, JaneEllen….they are queen or king sized sheets. I usually get a brand new one and wash it first. But you could also use an old one! =)

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