We’ve updated our best DIY picnic food ideas and crafts and made it longer so you have more options to choose from! Read our updated list and find a new DIY picnic idea that’s just right for your next outdoor dining experience!
Try making some of these great spreads by picking up a few things from the grocery store. Save money instead of eating out with these fabulous DIY picnic ideas!
Picnic Food Ideas And Crafts To Have The Best Outdoor Fun
1. Mason Jar Straw Lids
Check out these awesome glass mason jar lids. All you need to do is drill a hole in the top center of the metal tin lid and add a grommet! There isn’t much else to it! These fun travel mugs are great for drinks on-the-go!
2. DIY Picnic Food Covers
These adorable picnic covers will keep pests away from your food! Never worry about ants getting into your sandwiches or flies having a fiesta on your sliders.
3. Rainbow Salad in a Glass
This delightful salad-to-go is a great way to pack a light and crisp snack. It’s just the right amount and travels well. Beat the summer heat with this bright and colorful salad in a cup!
4. Sunset Dyed Basket Liner + Pouch
Ever wondered how to make your own dip-dyed ombre tote bag? Look no further. Thanks to Design Sponge we’ve delivered to you this perfectly awesome DIY project.
If you’re into sewing projects you’ll love this functional tote bag. Never leave home again without your fancy little tote.
5. Make An Eclectic Party Setup
Okay, so the blog itself is in Spanish, however, you can translate it all through Google. The picnic set-up here is just too good not to share.
6. DIY Picnic Basket From Wooden Apple Basket
Check out these lovely picnic baskets, they just made fall even lovelier! This project requires a little extra time and effort to get them to look perfect, but the photographs here prove that it’s totally worth it!
7. Old School DIY Picnic
Want the skinny on how to recreate this FAB idea yourself? This awesome tutorial shows you how to achieve this look right down to the perfect summer dress. Sorry, we can’t give you a link to purchase the car. Wouldn’t that be just divine?
8. Amalfi Inspired Picnic
The Amalfi coast in Italy stretches about 50km along the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula and is most famous for the town of Sorrento. This DIY picnic has the aesthetic and food to virtually transport you there. Check out how to throw this together for the perfect summer picnic before you travel abroad. Bellisimo!
9. Watermelon Gazpacho with Lime
Check out this refreshing watermelon gazpacho with a hint of lime. It is packed with all things fresh and natural. From watermelon, cucumber, and tomato, to bell pepper and fresh cilantro—you’ll love every bit of this easy-to-make gazpacho.
10. DIY Koozies
It’s still warm in some areas, and nothing is worse than a picnic with warm drinks. So, make your own DIY koozies, and keep your drinks cool.
11. Summer Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Glaze
Who wouldn’t love the fresh color and taste of this summer berry fruit salad with honey lime glaze? I’m sure your guests will be mesmerized!
12. Quick Pickled Green Beans
Swap out ordinary salted pickles for garlicky pickled beans. These divine pickled beans are prepared and ready to eat within 24 hours.
They look particularly delicious if you make them with a blend of green beans and yellow wax beans.
13. Pasta, Asparagus, and Marinated Tomato Salad
This summery side is quick, simple and fresh. A colorful salad that will give a hearty, varied option for any festive fall party.
14. Broccoli & Cheese Frittata Fingers
Easy to prepare and make, these broccoli & cheese frittata fingers add protein and fill a flavor punch to any meal or snack. These bite-size frittata fingers are ideal for any on-the-go eating.
15. Watermelon Sensory Bag
Easy to set-up sensory with a twist! A great sensory project fun for all ages yet without any mess to deal with! I’m sure this simple project will provide long hours of fun and entertainment!
16. Mojito Watermelon
This mojito watermelon is exceptionally easy to make, with only a few of easy-to-find ingredients. It’s the perfect way to spice up your watermelon and make it everybody’s new favorite picnic treat.
17. Clip-on Picnic Utensils
You’ll never forget to bring the picnic utensils again. This is a simple but a brilliant picnic DIY hack you should apply to your next picnic.
18. Let’s Picnic Invitation
A simple way to let your family and friends know you’re having a picnic and they’re invited! There’s no better way to make your picnic even more special than spending it with everyone you love!
19. DIY Picnic Baskets
Here’s another DIY picnic basket idea to make your picnic experience stand out, clever and functional! You should not miss crafting one for your own picnic party.
20. Reusable Fabric Drink Carrier
Invited to a picnic? Surprise your host by bringing their favorite drink in a stylish reusable fabric drink carrier! This award-winning showoff creation is highly customizable to your liking or to suit the recipient’s taste.
21. All-In-One Picnic Blanket Tote
This all-in-one picnic blanket tote will showcase your crafty sewing skills, while functionally allowing you to carry your picnic necessities.
22. Pretty Up Your Picnic Basket
This simple DIY will transform your ordinary picnic basket into an extraordinary one. So carry your picnic food and supplies in style.
23. Killer Summer Cheeseboard (with pickled strawberries + herb roasted cherry tomatoes)
Love the taste of everything different? Then, this killer summer cheeseboard is just right for you! Enjoy outdoors while nibbling on some flavorful treats.
24. Al Fresco Dinnerware Picnic Packets
These Al Fresco dinnerware picnic packets are a fun idea and a perfect way to keep your cutlery all in one place so you won’t ever misplace them!
25. Water-Resistant Picnic Blanket
You know what happens when your picnic blanket gets wet? Totally messy! This water-resistant picnic blanket will do wonders!
Want some more picnic food ideas? How about some Korean picnic sandwiches? Watch this video by Wife’s Cuisine:
That sums up our picnic food ideas and crafts! Picnics are a great way to spend a romantic evening with your guy/gal or chatting with friends. Either way, prepping your own DIY picnic basket is a lot of fun.
What do you think of these DIY picnic food ideas? We’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment below and let us know!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.