DIY Technicolor Ant Print Picnic Blanket

This blog post was not sponsored, but the coordinating Instagram post was sponsored. The cost to you is the same, but I was compensated for my work.

DIY Technicolor Ant Print Picnic Blanket

You know how everyone keeps lamenting the end of summer? Okay, whoa, hit the brakes! It’s still summer, technically, until September 21st! So in the name of “summer,” I teamed up with Harvest Snaps to bring you this technicolor ants picnic blanket made out of a tablecloth – yes, a tablecloth!

So you keep celebratin’ summer-style and make this picnic blanket, pack a sack lunch, head to shady, grassy spot, and get your picnic on!

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Technicolor Ant Print Picninc Blanket 1

DIY Technicolor Ant Print Picnic Blanket

Supplies:

  • White tablecloth
  • Multi-surface acrylic paint, various bright colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Jumbo ant stencil – download here
  • Pen
  • Foam paper
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Rag(s)
  1. Wash and dry the tablecloth before painting on it.
  2. Download the ant stencil, size it to a regular 8.5×11 inch copier paper, and print it off. Now cut it out!
    (NOTE: I know it’s super pixelated, but the point is, it’s the size you need, and the rough shape you’ll need for the blanket. So just cut out the approximate shape of the ant.)
  3. Trace the ant stencil onto the foam paper, and then cut that out.
  4. Hot glue the foam paper ant onto a piece of cardboard. Smooth out any bumps or air bubbles.
  5. Flatten out the tablecloth either on the floor or a large table in preparation of stamping the ants on it.
    Apply paint to the ant stamp, place your stamp over the tablecloth, and press it down with even pressure.
  6. When you’re ready for a different color, use a damp rag to first wipe off the paint already on the stamp before applying another color to it.
    NOTE: You can alternate the direction the ant is facing each time your stamp it on the tablecloth.
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 until you’ve achieved the design you desire.
    Let the paint dry completely before you pack it up and use it for your picnic!

Technicolor Ant Print Picnic Blanket 2

To see my original Instagram post sponsored by Harvest Snap, visit here!

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The Templates
Click the links below to download the FREE template(s) to your desired tiny pinata straw topper!

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5K Followers Celebration Free Printable

As you may or may not have heard, I hit my goal of 5,000 followers on Instagram! YAYAYAYAYYYAYYYAYAYAY! Thank you to everyone who helped me reach my goal! (And if you aren’t yet one of my followers, you can follow me, now, here!)

Now on to the fun part – as a thank-you gift to my followers, I teamed up with Nikki Miles – I LOOOOVE her illustrations – to create these free printable cuties: party bear and party cat! You can print these and use them however you like! I used them on party hats and on party cups!

Download the free party bear and party cat printables here!

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Halloween DIY: Holly Golightly’s Sleep Mask

Supplies 
  • Free sleep mask template printable
  • Blue felt
  • 2 blue plastic gems
  • Gold rope(or ribbon)
  • Gold puff paint
  • Gold false eyelashes
  • Hot glue 

1. To get the free printable sleep mask template, subscribe to my email list over on the left sidebar under “follow.” Note: if you subscribe to my emailing list after October 19th, you can expect the sleep mask template in an email on October 26th. Also note, if you subscribe to my email list, you may also expect half a dozen other free Halloween printables! Yes, it’s true. 

2. Print off the template. Cut out the sleeping mask and the two “eyelids”(they look like triangles).
 
3. Trace the sleep mask and the eyelids on the blue felt, then cut them out. If desired, cut out two sleep mask parts to glue together to make it sturdier.

4. Glue the eyelids on in approximately the same spot as the grey eyelids on the sleep mask template. Make a sort of pocket so you can glue the plastic gems under the eyelids.

5. Glue the blue plastic gems under the eyelids, and the gold false eyelashes on top of the eyelids. If desired, line the eyelash line with the gold puff paint.

6. Snip off two equal pieces of gold rope for the eyebrows, and glue them on. Alternative: Use the gold puff paint to draw the eyebrows on.  

7. Line the sleep mask with gold puff paint. Let it dry.

8. Cut off two equal pieces of gold rope to use to tie the mask around your head, then glue them on the back of the sleep mask.

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Free Printable: Piece of Cake Cupcake Toppers

You may or may not have heard, but this last week I reached my 700-followers Instagram goal!

As a thank you, I made you all a freebie – piece of cake cupcake/cake toppers. See what they look like all folded and glued up, here

Thank you to all of those who helped me reach my goal! And for those who
aren’t yet following me, join the party, follow me here and be a part of reaching my next IG goal(1000 followers)!

Download the freebie here

PS, I’m gonna trust that if you’re downloading the freebie, you’re already following me on Instagram. If you aren’t following me yet, do it now, here!

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