It’s April. Finally. Did you think it would ever get here? The grass is green again and my daffodils and pear trees are in full bloom. And while today might be sunny, April Showers are never too far away, so now is a great time to spruce up an umbrella or two to see you through the rainy days to come. Here are ten ideas for doing just that. Some of these are stenciled, some are not, but all use paint to add some fun to otherwise plain umbrellas.
1. Design for Mankind: Geometric Stenciled Umbrella
While I do love splattered paint, a neon geometric print is pretty spectacular. This week in MakeKind, I’m back sprucing up another plain umbrella with the help of some hand cut stencils and a little water proof paint. Here’s how…
2. FamilyFun Magazine: Spring Umbrella Craft
I pinned this one so long ago that the original web page is no longer online. Luckily, the tutorial is still available through the magic of the Internet Archive.
Give your rainy-day umbrella a sunny new look with this reverse stenciling technique.
Source: Spring Umbrella Craft | Spoonful
3. Design Inspiration. Planet Stencil Library
Stencil a brolly for when its raining cats and dogs! The same dog design stencil is offered in many sizes and configurations on our website.
4, 5, & 6. DIY Fruit Slice Umbrellas
I teamed up with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape to turn some plain umbrellas into ones that look good enough to eat! A lemon, a watermelon and a kiwi… …Let’s make some gigantic fruit slices!
7. Hello Glow: Polka Dot Umbrella
I think I stood in Target for about 10 minutes, debating what umbrella to buy. The mod-looking clear vinyl one? No thanks, I like to hide my rainy-day-hair. … So I went with the plain ol’ black. Borrrringggg. But with a few polka dots? Bring on the rain!
8. Design for Mankind: Splattered Paint Umbrella
…I’ve got a major crush on the carefree aesthetic of splattered-paint. This week in MakeKind, I’m using the expressive painting technique to liven up a plain umbrella with some vibrant summer hues. Here’s how…
9. What I Wore: DIY Striped Umbrella
I opted to free hand between the marked points. I did buy painters tape, but it didn’t adhere well enough to do the job right.
10. Personal Creations Blog: April Showers Painted Umbrella
You won’t mind some April showers if you have a custom painted umbrella to use, and peekaboo designs provide a fun surprise since people can only see them when the umbrella is open. Get ready to puddle jump!
11. Two Happy Hearts: Umbrella Stenciled with Screen Print Ink
This umbrella, from Christen of Two Happy Hearts, is the perfect way to greet those April showers. She stenciled the umbrella with block printing ink, which I’ve never used, but am now anxious to try.
Today’s Make-It-Yourself-Monday is the perfect accessory for spring! I figured out how to spruce up a boring old black umbrella, and I thought I’d share with you all!