How To Make An Umbrella Door Wreath

7 Materials
$55
2 Hours
Easy

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.


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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.

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.

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.

Since this wreath is for my door, I wasn't very worried about it not adhering perfectly.

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.

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.

Next, cut and arrange the flowers you've chosen. You can use wire clippers or a pair of scissors to cut.

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.

Finally, hang your beautiful flower arrangement on your door for all to see and admire!

This project will take a jiffy to make and will cost you the same, if not, less than a pre-purchased ordinary wreath would.

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  • Kim E Kim E on Apr 08, 2020

    How did you hang it on the door?

  • Flower girl Flower girl on Jul 08, 2020

    Could you spray paint the fabric of the umbrella too?

  • Patty Patty on Jul 09, 2021

    Did you use a fabric primer?

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  • Marty Ayers Marty Ayers on Apr 08, 2021

    i have found when painting plastic... if you rough it up with fine sand paper, then PRIME it with a Primer for Plastic... you can then use other types of paint and the paint holds better on the plastic. (The plastic primer sticks to the plastic and the other paint sticks to the primer) I used this method on plastic shutters and the "other" paint was exterior latex... there has been no flaking or "scratch off"

  • Denise Denise on Jul 09, 2021

    Love this! By the way, Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch 2xs Ultra Cover brand spray paint covers wood, metal, AND PLASTIC beautifully. I’ve used it to paint plastic items many times and it bonds permanently. I also just used it to spray paint the fabric of a very faded patio umbrella and it came out great! No primer is necessary as it is already in the paint😊

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