My family and I live about 5 minutes from the beach, so we are frequent visitors. When we first moved to Florida we definitely looked like tourists. Over time we learned to stream line, and figured out a few tips and tricks to make the excursion a little lower maintenance. This beach blanket is HANDS DOWN my favorite new replacement/addition to the beach bag!
It is CHEAP, easy to make, dries quickly, sand falls right off, stores compactly, it doesn’t blow away, and doesn’t slowly end up in a small shriveled pile when in use! It is perfect!
Just pull it out, stake it down, enjoy, shake it out, fold it up and go! So easy.
- Twin size flat sheet
- 4 tent stakes
- Sewing machine (or it can be done by hand, it will just take a little more time.)
Begin by cutting (4) 12″ sections of shoe lace. Then tie knots in the 12″ sections of shoelaces. Then fold the corners of the sheet over the loop of shoelace. Pin the sheet in place and then sew! Make sure you really reinforce the stitches! That is pretty much it! Told you it was easy!
It is ready for it’s debut. Just bring along 4 tent stakes!
( Of course, make sure you drive the stakes in completely, don’t want to stub you toe on those!)
There you have it, now you can sit back and relax.Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015
I hope you staked that above the high tide line! No, really, that’s a GREAT idea! Too bad we never saw that back when I was a kiddo on the Jersey shore!
We are still new to coastal living, but I DID know that one… haha.
Katie @ Little House of Four says
This is such a great idea! I’ll have to keep this trick in mind for our next beach trip. Thanks for sharing!
Jill @ The Rozy Home says
I will be testing this out next week. Woo hoo!!!
OMG that is awesome! Thanks for sharing!