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How To Make An Umbrella Door Wreath

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Having company over and need a quick touch of pizazz to your frumpy front door? Here is your solution! I am all about unique twists on traditional decor ideas and this umbrella door wreath is the perfect example of just that.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $55 Difficulty: Easy
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The bonus is that you can say YOU MADE IT!
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To create this simple and unique door wreath, you'll want to start by spray painting the tip and handle of the umbrella if they're a color you don't like.
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I purchased this umbrella for less than $7 on Amazon and was surprised by the hot pink so I wanted to cover that up, and I chose metallic gold to do that.
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If you're giving this wreath as a gift, I would not recommend spray painting the handle unless it's wooden as the spray paint does not adhere very well to plastic.
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Since this wreath is for my door, I wasn't very worried about it not adhering perfectly.
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Once the handle and tip are sprayed and dried, take your sponge brush and paint the umbrella with the primer (you can do this step first if you didn't need to spray paint the tip and handle). You'll want to paint the primer on thick but not so thick that it runs - if you experience running, simply go back over those places to even out the primer.
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After your primer dries, paint the umbrella the color of your choice with acrylic paint - I chose purple to contrast with my warm pallete of flowers. Again, you'll want to lay the paint on thick but not so thick that you experience running. Make sure to let the paint dry completely once you've covered the entire umbrella with paint.
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Next, cut and arrange the flowers you've chosen. You can use wire clippers or a pair of scissors to cut.
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After you've arranged the flowers to your liking, tie your ribbon of choice around the closed umbrella - I recommend tying it close enough to the top that the flowers are gathered close and tight.
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Finally, hang your beautiful flower arrangement on your door for all to see and admire!
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This project will take a jiffy to make and will cost you the same, if not, less than a pre-purchased ordinary wreath would.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Hook umbrella   (Amazon)
  • Artificial flowers   (Michael's)
  • Jute rope   (JoAnn Fabric)
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Got a question about this project?

  • Marilyn Zilinski
    Marilyn Zilinski Broomfield, CO

    Beautiful! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Llmm44

    Great idea, perfect for April showers and May flowers. Beautiful idea and perfect execution.

  • Lionnessone

    Just thought you should know, you can purchase umbrellas at the dollar store for under $7. I made one for under $10.00 and everything I use was purchase at the dollar store. I wish I could show you how mine turned out but I didn't take a picture

  • Janice Fisher
    Janice Fisher Clayton, IN

    I made one to hang on door for "April Showers Bring May Flowers". I purchased a pink polka dotted one from Dollar Store and didn't even need to paint it.

    • Rob & Courtney M, Hometalk Team
      Rob & Courtney M,... Mastic Beach, NY

      Oh that's perfect!! I didn't even think to look at the Dollar Store. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • YMelissa33

    Never thought of an umbrella for a door wreath.I love it and looks beautiful hanging on the door .I will try this project .So awesome : )

  • Brenda Harmon

    A bit of sanding or spray primer will help paint to adhere to plastic handle or, even better, use plastic paint. Putting some vaseline on the tip after it is painted will prevent the purple paint from marring the top as it has.
    Great job.

  • Wanda Vinson
    Wanda Vinson Lawrenceville, GA

    Really cute idea and could be used for baby or bridal shower too! Use pink or blue for baby and brides colors!

  • Terri PageTurner Jackson

    Beautiful

  • Fara love
    Fara love Delray Beach, FL

    just buy a beautiful umbrella and...VOLIA!!!

  • Sylvia Spong

    Very pretty. I have some very old umbrellas in the garage that don't work well. Might just try this.

  • Maria
    Maria United Kingdom

    I bet you could use chalk paint, might have to try this one!!

  • Weedinwoman54

    Love this unique idea.

  • Sally Gillies
    Sally Gillies Ormond Beach, FL

    Love this! Maybe because it's purple. Or maybe because it's an upcycle. But most of all because it's creative and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  • Judy
    Judy Seaside, OR

    So Very Cute. Yes this is a given. Can hardly wait

  • Helen_cardsplusart

    Might give this a try. Good idea. Craftynell

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Jupiter, FL

    Love this idea! You're an infinity pool of creative ideas and finished projects! I especially like the projects that can be completed in a day. Very nice job!

  • Camilledrinan
    Camilledrinan Fort Worth, TX

    Sorry, but the rope took away it's pizzaz. A colorful ribbon would have made it Pop.

    • Jeanne
      Jeanne Orlando, FL

      Forgot to add- you did a great job on the project! I might try to make one too!👍🏻

  • Helenehi

    Very pretty

  • Patricia Kirby-Hinkle

    I have a broken umbrella that is red and black checked with Scotties on it that I want to use. What type of flowers would look best with those colors?

    • Rob & Courtney M, Hometalk Team
      Rob & Courtney M,... Mastic Beach, NY

      I would say some pretty white peonies and pops of red and maybe yellow..? I'm more of a contrasting/complimentary color type person.

  • S E ELKIN
    S E ELKIN Frankfort, KY

    I'm going to make one as a birthday gift for my mother in la! This is sooooo cute!

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