Don’t ditch your broken umbrella til you see her gorgeous front door

nspired by a pretty umbrella “wreath” I spotted on Country Living, I decided to repurpose an umbrella I picked up for a couple of dollars from the Goodwill. I am so ready for spring and wanted to add a bit of color to my front door. I found a child size umbrella with a curved handle, but the safari pattern is not what I had in mind. So. . .

 

painted umbrella wreath for spring, crafts, wreaths
I painted the umbrella with 3 coats of Velvet Finishes paint in a bright pink called “Glamorous.” This created an opaque base coat.

 

painted umbrella wreath for spring, crafts, wreaths
To add a bit of shimmer without changing the color, I sprayed a light coat of Rust-Oleum pink glitter spray paint, and let it dry. This umbrella is just for decorative purposes only (and not for actual use in the rain), so I’m not concerned about how it will hold up in weather.

 

painted umbrella wreath for spring, crafts, wreaths
Once dry, I added pink tulips and tied it up with a black and white polka dot ribbon. To keep the tulips fresh, I added a small amount of water to a sandwich bags, placed a few stems in each bag, lightly secured with a wire tie, and then placed each mini bouquet in a section of the umbrella. Each section makes a perfect “vase” for a few tulips.

 

painted umbrella wreath for spring, crafts, wreaths
This was a very simple project, and adds just that pop of color my porch needed for spring. For more, please visit my blog!

Materials I used for this project:

Velvet Finishes paint

Rustoleum Pink Glitter Spray Paint