Although it seems we hardly had a real winter, I can hardly wait for Spring. Three weeks to go according to the calendar, but the thermometer is telling another story. Maybe that’s why I decided it was time to take the winter wreath down and put up something new.
I assembled this umbrella door decor this afternoon and intended to put it on the blog with a tutorial, but realized it was so easy that I really can’t post it as a tutorial–but maybe it will give you some inspiration.
I’ve seen this project on Pinterest many times and checked out other crafters’ blogs to see how they assembled their umbrellas. Most didn’t have tutorials either–go figure! Many used cut blooms and a few had silk flowers. Although I love the cut flowers, it’s just not practical for me–and way too expensive! So I hit up my local Hobby Lobby. They had floral decor for 50% off–can’t beat that. I went up and down the aisles and had a fist full of flowers when I happened across a bundle with a dozen blooms already put together. When it came down to it, the bundle was less expensive and so cute that I bought two. I added a couple of bundles of filler and headed home.
Since I collect umbrellas, I had plenty to chose from and, in fact, had already chosen an adorable black and white checked vintage umbrella I picked up at an antique store this winter. The colors of flowers I chose were to got with the plaid umbrella, but when I took it out of the umbrella stand, I decided it was just too cute to leave out on the door. Yes, I know umbrellas are intended to be exposed to the elements, but I was worried about birds and the wind tunnel I live on taking their toll. Instead, I opted for this cheap navy umbrella that matches the decor on my front porch.
Tutorial: all I did was to stick the stems of the floral element into the draped folds of the closed umbrella until I was satisfied with their placement. I added the contrasting ribbon bow, wrapping it tightly and tieing it into a knot before tieing the bow. The ribbon will hold all of the stems in place. Yup, that’s it. It took me all of 5 minutes.
Since I am in the process of rearranging and reorganizing my craft room, I spread out on the floor to do this project. As you can see, I had a little help.
Put a little spring in your step and a little spring on your front door–it’ll make you even happier to come home.