In today’s post: This DIY umbrella wreath will look adorable on your front door this spring! It’s easy to put together in about 10 minutes, and the umbrella will still be useable if you’d like to take it apart later. This is a creative way to dress up your front porch for spring.
DIY Umbrella Wreath
Today’s craft is one of my favorite types of DIY projects: super easy, super quick, and super cute. In fact, this is probably the easiest wreath you’ll ever make. It’s not an ordinary wreath; instead it’s an adorable take on the “April showers bring May flowers” idea. Pretty spring florals get arranged inside an umbrella then tied with matching ribbon to make a darling umbrella “wreath” you can hang on your front door for spring. The best part is that the umbrella isn’t altered in any way, so when you get tired of the wreath it’s still completely useable. You could even reuse the florals for another project too!
Related: Make an Easter Bunny Wreath
You only need a couple things to make this cute wreath:
- Umbrella: Look for a stick umbrella with a curved handle so you’ll be able to hang it on a hook or wreath hanger. Umbrellas that fold up small with not work for this project; the closed umbrella should be straight from handle to end. A child size umbrella works better than an adult size; this is the one that I used that can be found on Amazon. When deciding on umbrella colors, consider your door color; a black umbrella might not be the best choice on a black from door.
- Faux Flowers: Choose whatever type and color of faux flowers you like best. Tulips are traditional in spring wreaths, but any type of artificial flowers should work. I used a large floral stem from Walmart that included a variety of floral types and colors ($6), plus 4 stems of lamb’s ear also from Walmart ($5 for all four stems).
- Ribbon: I used 1.5 inch wide ribbon that matched my flowers, also from Walmart. Two yards will be plenty.
- Straight pin or Safety pin for securing the ribbon
Here’s you’ll find detailed instructions and photos for putting together this project. A printable how to card is available at the end of the post.
Place Flowers in Umbrella
Unhook the velcro tab that closes the umbrella and gently pull the spines of the umbrella outward. Place the umbrella on a flat surface with the handle at the top, the curved handle of the umbrella laying flat to one side. Place your floral stems inside the umbrella, with the flowers coming out of the top of the umbrella (handle end).
Arrange the Flowers
Spread out the flowers and arrange them coming out of the umbrella like you would arrange them coming out of a vase. You can clip the individual flowers apart to have more flexibility in the arrangement; however I found it easier to leave the flowers all on the stem and gently bend them one way or another. Add additional greenery if desired.
Tie a Bow
When you are happy with the arrangement of the flowers, tie a bow around the middle of the umbrella to secure everything. To tie a pretty bow, follow these steps:
- Place the ribbon under the umbrella and slide it about halfway up. Cross the two tails of ribbon in the front, placing the left ribbon over the right and bringing it under to tie a knot. The left tail will now be angled slightly downward while the right tail is angled slightly upward.
- Create a loop with the left tail of the ribbon and hold it with your left hand.
- Bring the right tail of ribbon over the left one and hold it with your left hand as well. With your right hand, find the hole (it’s under the right ribbon and behind the left loop).
- Send the tail of the right ribbon through the hole to create a second loop. Pull on both loops to tighten the bow. Adjust the bow as needed.
Pin the Ribbon in Back
Positing the ribbon as desired, sliding it up slightly if needed. To ensure that the ribbon doesn’t slide off the umbrella, use a straight pin or safety pin to pin it in place on the back. Additionally, if the velcro strap is visible, tuck it to the back or inside a fold in the umbrella and pin it as well. Clip the tails of the ribbon to the desired length and shape.
How Should I Hang This Wreath?
You can use just about any type of wreath hanger or wreath hook to hang this cute spring wreath on your front door because it’s not very heavy. I used a brushed nickel Command hook and tilted the bottom of the umbrella just a bit to the left.
- Stick Umbrella with a curved handle Child size
- Various floral and greenery stems
- 6 feet Ribbon 1.5 inches wide
- Straight pins or safety pins
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- Open the velcro strap on the umbrella. Place the florals inside it, coming out toward the handle.
- Arrange the florals coming out of the umbrella like you'd arrange them coming out of a vase. Add additional greenery if desired.
- When you like the floral arrangement, tie the ribbon in a bow about halfway up the umbrella.
- Pin the ribbon to the umbrella in the back so it won't slide down. If you can see the velcro stray, tuck it toward the back or into a fold of the umbrella and pin it as well. Clip the tails of the bow to the desired length, then display on a hook or wreath hanger.
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