With simple and delicious DIY picnic food ideas, you'll save time and money, plus enjoy your summer picnic in full blast. Growing up in New York City means spending one too 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-goer, there’s still one thing we can most likely agree on – we all like picnics. You can plan your picnic right down to the napkins and we’re going to show you how. Here are 9 really awesome DIY picnic food ideas you must try!
DIY Picnic Food Ideas For A Fun & Exciting Summer Experience
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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. Check out how to make these quick and easy DIY picnic covers.
3. Rainbow Salad in a Glass
4. Sunset Dyed Basket Liner + Pouch
Have you 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 sunset dyed basket liner + pouch. Never leave home again without your fancy little tote. Check out how it’s made.
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. Check out her lovely Etsy shop where we recommend scooping up some beautiful little party favors and place settings.
6. DIY Picnic Basket From Wooden Apple Basket
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!
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 50 km along the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula and is most famous for the town of Sorrento. This DIY Amalfi inspired 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. 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 recipes! It’s all about presentation when you’re entertaining for a group. Impress your friends this summer with this fast and easy picnic food idea.
That sums up our picnic food ideas roundup! Picnics are a great way to spend a gorgeous day out with your family and friends. Either way, creating your own DIY picnic basket is a lot of fun. Let these 9 DIY easy picnic food ideas lead the way to your most unforgettable picnic experience!
What do you think of these DIY picnic food ideas? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on August 10, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.