A quick and cheap solution for an easy boot cover


  • 1 Rubber backed picnic blanket


  1. Trace your old car boot mat - (or lay the picnic blanket inside the boot of your car and trace the outline shape)
  2. Cut your old picnic blanket to size
  3. And voila.... Your new boot cover


We had a chunky boot cover that over time has ripped in places. We have a 7 seater car, so every time we put the back seats up, the mat was too big and heavy to move, so we ended up leaving it out of the car most times. I had a rubber backed picnic rug that was too heavy for picnics but thought it'd be perfect in the boot of the car. It fits perfectly and is easy and small enough to pack up when we need the extra seats. And it was so easy!

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    • 08 Mar 2014
      1:21 am

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  • Perfect if you have a dog in the car too


  • This would come in very handy if you have a dog, keeping the dog hair to a minimum


  • That is a great idea, we just use an old children’s bed sheet that has butterflies or trucks on them


  • Great way to keep your boot clean thanks

    • Also when you have forgotten your picnic blanket what at a park you have one already handy

      • That is a great idea, 2 for the idea of one


  • How cool is that and a great way to keep the boot clean.


  • A great idea and you can chose your own fabric!


  • ahhh thats actual re-use ! nice one..and a fabulous usage !


  • Great idea. Nice and cheap too!


  • A good creative idea! Thanks so much!


  • that is such a great idea Thanks for sharing!


  • What a simple but great idea we now have one in our boot


  • What a fantastic idea our boot mat is way to hard to get in and out this will make cleaning so much easier. :-)


  • this is a great idea and really handy for spontaneous picnics

    • great for protecting the boot carpet for sure- especially with all the littlies bikes etc.


  • simple and wonderful idea, will be doing this for sure, thanks


  • never thought f that great idea thanks for sharing.


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