As I was getting our towels and large sheet in the bag I remembered the last time I went to the beach it was windy and I kept having to fix the corners of my sheet because they were constantly flipping sand at me- hated that! My crazy crafty mind went into overdrive and I decided to whip up a little DIY project at the last minute.
I was going to make my own beach towel weights / clips / tacks / whatevers.
I already had all the materials I needed: sewing machine, a bunch of small rocks (I had some small rocks in my potting closet, any small rocks would do), and fabric.
After deciding solid colored bags wouldnt do, I went with a nautical navy and white stripe design. About 2 hours later, I had 6 rock bags ready to go!
The queen size sheet is held down perfectly with 6 weights
We just happened to have a small mailing scale at home, so I used that to make sure each rock bag was the same weight. I also wanted to make sure they were heavy enough to hold down a sheet, but light enough that they were not a pain to carry.
Once I finished making the towel weights, I realized I couldn't just carry them to the beach like that. They needed a coordinating bag
With the left over fabric I made the coordinating striped bag to hold the 6 weights in. I lined it in a bright yellow canvas to make it sturdy and finished it off with a coordinating yellow drawstring.
All in all this last minute project took about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. If I had decided to make them a solid color and not striped, this project would not have taken longer than an hour. Either way, if you can sew a straight line this is a super easy DIY project that is sure to impress your friends at the beach- mine were impressed for sure.