Friday, February 17, 2012

DIY Umbrella Stand

Steve has been trying to convince me that we need an umbrella stand at our front door for months now but I didn't think it would look good as our front door space isn't large.  We decided to think outside of the box and give it a try.  I must admit that he was right, it does look pretty cute where it is.  We had the vase already at home as part of my rental vases so all we needed to purchase was the paper.  We were orginially going to use scrapbook paper or fabric but we were passing through a dollar store and saw these drawer decals which were really nice and we knew it would give it the look we wanted.

Here's how it goes:

We used a 20" Cylinder Vase, with a 6" opening.  We also opted to add a piece of foam at the bottom in case we drop the umbrella a little roughly in the vase one day.

The roll of drawer decal was about 18" wide so we had to overlap a 2" piece at the bottom but you can't tell.  Isn't the paper pretty?

Ta-da! Look at sitting pretty with my polka dot umbrella :)

Steve wins this one...

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