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Clip-on Picnic Utensils

Picnic season is upon us! Here is a clever little packaging trick when you are hosting an event outdoors.  Just glue a small clothespin to a wooden fork (or any utensil) and clip it to your picnic lunch. It is cute and functional. (How awesome would it be to pair these with a DIY S’Mores Kit on a camping trip?!)

Click through for photos and details!

Materials: Brown Paper Bags, Printable Label Template, Craft Glue, Wooden Forks, Wooden Clothespins, Picnic Food

Step 1:  Secure the brown paper bags to a standard sheet of printer paper to avoid any jams in the printer.  Download our printable label template and print off your desired number of bags.
Step 2: Glue the wooden forks to the clothespins and let them dry completely.
Step 3: Fill your bags with picnic goodies, fold the bag over at the top and secure with the fork clothespin.
Step 4: Meet up with your friends and enjoy a beautiful picnic in the park!

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Jessica Heywood
Crafting by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. meg

    April 16, 2013

    This picnic is the cutest one I have ever seen.
    What a clever idea for packaging.

  2. Toni-Louise

    April 16, 2013

    This is a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for the free printable! So excited to use this in the summer. 🙂 x

  3. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    April 16, 2013

    This is amazing! I absolutely love it! Will make this for our next picnic date for sure.

  4. gracekelle at leangirlsclub

    April 16, 2013

    This makes me actually want to pack a brown bag lunch and sit in Central Park. Not only cute, but money saving. Thanks for this great idea.

  5. Julie Gallagher

    April 16, 2013

    Such a clever idea! Totally love it and will be sure to put this too good use – many times in the future! Thanks so much for all the great ideas Jordan!

  6. agnes szucs / iiiinspired

    April 16, 2013

    this is such a sweet idea!
    especially now that picnic-weather arrived in Budapest too.


  7. silviabes

    April 16, 2013

    awesome!! i hope to get the perfect chance to try it soon

  8. Summer @ WATF

    April 16, 2013

    I am so in love with this idea! I am definitely doing this as soon as the sun is out here in P-town!

  9. natalie nakai

    April 16, 2013

    the type on the bags is adorable! i love the way this idea could be applied to picnics where people are having different types of food (i.e., due to a food allergy) and picnic-ers’ names could be printed on the bags. beautiful work as always!

  10. June

    April 16, 2013

    Sorry, this is super cute, but! None of the food you have pictured requires a fork…

  11. Elliot from endemicworld art prints

    April 16, 2013

    This is the COOLEST idea I’ve seen in ages! Pity we’re heading into Winter down here in New Zealand, but this is getting Evernoted for the next sunny weekend.

  12. Erin

    April 16, 2013

    These are the cutest things ever!

  13. Lexi

    April 16, 2013

    My gosh, cuteness overload! I love this idea 🙂 Very rustic. I wonder where you guys got the brown bags though, are these customized or you can buy them in retail stores? Thanks!

  14. eric

    April 16, 2013

    I’m sorry but…. why are we skipping right passed the instructions on the print on the bags? Is this a stamp, a stencil….what?

  15. Emma . Pigs & Roses

    April 16, 2013

    Me chifla!! Is adorable.

  16. this is lemonade

    April 17, 2013

    What lovely simple idea! I hope we get some good picnic weather over here this year too. We’ve been told not to expect BBQ weather, but a sliver of sunshine would be great 🙂 This idea its delightfully cheerful. Thanks for sharing it!

  17. Pineapple

    April 17, 2013

    I love it!! wooden forks are so cute and cheap!

  18. kirsteen

    April 17, 2013

    This is a cute idea! I hope we have some nice weather soon for picnics!!

  19. Kimberly Hughes

    April 17, 2013

    Oooh I love this! It’s so simple but often the simplest ideas are the best ones 🙂 I can’t help but think it would work so so well with a painted wood cutlery tutorial we had on our blog if you wanted a bit of colour too 🙂 Now all we need is some nice weather so we can have a picnic 🙂 xx

  20. Fru B

    April 17, 2013

    Oh I just love your picnic!! Its FAB!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    I borrowed your picture to my own little blog, whit a link back to you. I hope its okey.

  21. Keegan

    April 17, 2013

    This post is just perfect! Favorite-ing for sure. I love picnics and the idea of personalized bags make it extra special! Thanks for sharing!

  22. heather

    April 17, 2013

    I just found you this morning and am completely in love with this spot. So happy and fun.

  23. Kelsy

    April 17, 2013

    I love this idea. And afterwards, you could add some heavy duty magnents to the back and make then into decor for your fridge!

  24. Fanny

    April 17, 2013

    This is incredibly lovely, I just posted it to our Blog to inspire our community, as we designed a DIY Picnic Kit with everything you used for this craft.

  25. Jordan - Polkadot Prints

    April 17, 2013

    Brilliant team Oh Happy Day! Best creative idea I’ve seen in a long time : )

  26. Nina

    April 17, 2013

    Yay! I’m planning a picnic for Memorial Day weekend and this is the perfect way to make it cute and special without making me crazy. Thanks!

  27. Veronica

    April 17, 2013

    WHOA!!! Love this idea, so creative and cute. Having a picnic is on my To-Do List after this fabulous post.

  28. Paulette Leto

    April 18, 2013

    Okay, I am DEFINITELY stealing this idea when I do my picnicking this summer! I wish I could go this weekend, but it’s been all rainy here the last couple of days so I wouldn’t want to risk it yet. But when I do, I’m going to take this idea of clothespinning utensils to the bags.

    I’m just guessing, but this wouldn’t work as well with plastic utensils, would it?

  29. Izzy

    April 19, 2013

    This is a gorgeous idea! I just wish it was still warm enough over here in Australia to go on a picnic! This is definitely one to be saved for next summer 🙂

  30. Kimberly Hughes

    April 19, 2013

    Just wanted to add to my comment above, that I included this in my ‘Five Friday Finds’ post and of course have linked back to you! Thanks for the cute project!

  31. Elisa

    April 22, 2013

    I love this so much! Definitely going to do that this summer! Brilliant.

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