Picnic in the Park + Repurposed Stripes.

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

My favorite blog projects are the ones where I can get a little bit creative. That’s why working with Shutterfly is always a lot of fun. You might remember that this past holiday, my sister and I teamed up to create some super fun photo gifts for my family (I still use the oversized mugs every time I go home)!  This time around, the brand encouraged me to plan a late summer picnic using their personalized home decor items to create a spread that is a little bit unexpected.

I instantly knew what I wanted to do… it had to be stripes! I had the idea to repurpose my striped t-shirts to create the perfect set of pillows… and a soft fluffy blanket to picnic upon. It was very easy… the process only took about half an hour. I started by taking photos of the stripes from a few of my favorite tees and then uploaded them to Shutterfly, and the rest was history. I used a classic white with navy striped tee to dress this ultra soft blanket, and stacked a few of my favorite tees together to come up with multi-color pillows. (Shutterfly’s outdoor pillows are so great – you can be easily spend an afternoon luxuriating, snuggling up with a book on them, but you don’t have to worry about them getting wet on the grass.)

To top it all off, I also personalized one of their beautiful glass carafes, + a set of six wine glasses with my monogram). I’m a sucker for any and all things monogrammed — these would make for the perfect gift for anyone and everyone… especially a newly engaged/married couple.

PS – if you want to “copy” my little DIY, I’ve included the files for my striped tees at the bottom of this post. Just download the full size and then upload into Shutterfly. 🙂

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog
love these pillows!

 

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

(I really love how you can see the “stitching” on the blue stripes.)

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

Seriously though – this monogrammed carafe + matching wine glasses are so chic. I love them both. The carafe is made from hand-blown glass and feels so luxe.

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

Picnic in the Park + DIY Idea: Striped Blanket + Pillows with Shutterfly! Grace Atwood, The Stripe Blog

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly. Awaken your space with your visionShop Shutterfly Home Décor for personalized home accents that are uniquely you.

Photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Regine Karpel says 8.26.16
  2. Jenn Lake says 8.26.16

    SUCH a cute idea!!! I feel like I am seeing the start of a whole new side-business for you! I would totally buy one of those! Happy Friday!

    • graceatwood says 8.26.16

      Haha! You never know. I really love how these turned out.. it was really fun!

  3. Thuy says 8.26.16

    The pillows are so you 🙂 Bright and happy and fun.

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    • graceatwood says 8.26.16

      Aw, what a compliment! Thanks, Thuy! Have a great weekend.

  4. Tracy Schwartz says 8.26.16

    Such a cute picnic and love the wine glasses and carafe monogrammed.

    Lydia’s photos are gorgeous with your designs!

    Have a great weekend, Grace!

    • graceatwood says 8.26.16

      Aw, thank you Tracy! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  5. Sarah Lagen says 8.26.16

    I love your picnic set up, it’s so cute!! Picnic’s in the city are the best and your darling wine glass and stripe pillows are a great touch!

    xo, Sarah

    • graceatwood says 8.28.16

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I’m happy you like it. Hope you had a great weekend!!! xo