25 Best DIY Picnic Food Ideas & Crafts To Do This Weekend

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Look for the best diy picnic food ideas and crafts? Don’t miss these… *We’ve updated!* Since the start of summer, we have found 16 more additions to our original list of “9 Best DIY Picnic Food Ideas & Crafts” so we absolutely had to share! Read our updated list to come back to a great idea or find a new DIY picnic idea that’s just right for your next picnic. Remember, there’s still plenty of summer picnics to be had! Enjoy!

Growing up in New York City means spending one two many summer days sitting under the trees in Central Park or taking a stroll down by Bowling Green. If you’re not a big city go-er, there’s still one thing we can most likely agree on – we all like picnics. Picnics are a great way to spend a romantic evening with your guy/gal or chatting with friends. Either way, creating your own DIY picnic basket is a lot of fun. You can plan your picnic right down to the napkins and we’re going to show you how.

Here are 25 really awesome picnic ideas that you must try! We are so excited about the nice weather approaching. 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!

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!

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25 Best DIY Picnic Food Ideas & Crafts To Do This WeekendMason Jar Ideas

2. DIY Picnic Food Covers

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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. Check out how to make these quick and easy DIY picnic covers.

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3. Rainbow Salad in a Glass

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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 tthe summer heat with this bright and colorful salad in a cup!

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4. Sunset Dyed Basket Liner + Pouch

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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 one. Never leave home again without your fancy little tote. Check out how it’s made.

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5. Make An Eclectic Party Setup

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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. Check out her lovely Etsy shop where we recommend scooping up some beautiful little party favors and place settings.

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6. DIY Picnic Basket From Wooden Apple Basket

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Check out these lovely picnic baskets from style me pretty! 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!

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7. Old School DIY Picnic

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Want the skinny on how to re create 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?

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8. Amalfi Inspired Picnic

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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!

Amalfi Inspired PicnicPicnic Salad Recipe

9. Gazpacho to Go: Pack and Serve in Half-Pint Jars for a Prettier Picnic

Check out this lovely and unique way to store your Gazpacho! It’s all about presentation when you’re entertaining for a group. Impress your friends this summer with this quick and easy way to store your picnic food.

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10. DIY Koozies

It’s still summer, which means hot, and nothing is worse than a picnic with warm drinks. So, make your own Koozies, and keep your drinks cool. Find plenty of DIY koozies here.

DIY Koozies | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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11. Summer Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Glaze

Who wouldn’t love the summer fresh color and taste of this Summer Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Glaze. I’m sure your guests will be mesmerized! Find the recipe here.

Summer Berry Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Glaze | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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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. Click here to read more.

Quick Pickled Green Beans | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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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 summer party. Find the recipe here.

Pasta, Asparagus and Marinated Tomato Salad | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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14. Mini Herb Frittatas

These bite size egg cups are ideal for on-the-go eating. Click here to read more.

Mini Herb Frittatas | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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15. Watermelon Sensory Bag

Easy to set-up. Great summer sensory project without any mess. Check it out here.

Watermelon Sensory Bag | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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16. Mojito Watermelon

Mojito Watermelon is a perfect way to spice up your watermelon and make it everybody’s new favorite summer treat. Get the recipe here.

Mojito Watermelon | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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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 that you should apply to your next picnic. Click here to read more.

Clip-on Picnic Utensils | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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18. Let’s Picnic Invitation

A simple way to let your family and friends know that you’re having a picnic and they’re invited! Check it out here.

Let’s Picnic Invitation | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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19. DIY Picnic Baskets

Clever and functional! You should craft one for your own picnic party. Click here to read more.

DIY Picnic Baskets | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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20. Reusable Fabric Drink Carrier

Invited to a picnic? Surprise your host by bringing their favorite drink in a stylish reusable fabric drink carrier! Check it our here.

Reusable Fabric Drink Carrier | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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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 other picnic necessities. Find the tutorial here.

All-In-One Picnic Blanket Tote | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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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. Click here to read more.

Pretty Up Your Picnic Basket | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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23. Killer Summer Cheeseboard (with pickled strawberries + herb roasted cherry tomatoes)

Love the taste of everything different? Then this is just right for you! Enjoy outdoors while nibbling on some flavorful treats. Learn how to make it here.

Killer Summer Cheeseboard (with pickled strawberries + herb roasted cherry tomatoes) | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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24. Pockets of Fun

Here’s a perfect way to keep your cutlery and simple seasonings all in one place so you won’t ever misplace them! Check it out here.

Pockets of Fun | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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25. Water Resistant Picnic Blanket

You know what happens when your picnic blanket gets wet? Totally messy! Solve that issue when you DIY this Water Resistant Picnic Blanket. Click here to read more.

Water Resistant Picnic Blanket | Picnic Ideas For Summer On Your Homestead

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Want some more picnic ideas? How about a perfect picnic date? Let’s watch this video from LaurDIY

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That sums up our picnic food ideas roundup! Do you have your favorite picnic food that you’d like to share with us? Link your site in the comments section below and we’ll quickly add your recipe to our list! Make sure to check out all of our awesome craft projects by signing up to our newsletter! Your feedback matters. The more you comment, the more likely we are to do craft posts like that in the future. Are you interested in being a DIY guest contributor? Fill out the form and sign up! If you’re a talented photographer and a DIY expert we will get back in touch with you.

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