3.12.2012

Make It Yourself Monday : Stenciled Umbrella



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!






Soon enough, you'll have your very own custom umbrella!
And just FYI, I used a flower stencil from Michael's.
Also, make sure you don't use too much ink when you're printing.
If there's too much ink, it will start to crack when it dries.

Also, I suggest spraying your lovely creation with Scotchguard when you're done.
It'll seal it up all nice & pretty. You can get it from Menards, Lowe's, etc.

Happy printing!
Hurry up and get your umbrellas done before spring showers hit ;)

19 comments:

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  2. That is precious! Never would have thought to turn an umbrella into a craft project, but it's a great idea. And I currently have a little black one I can something like this on! Love it. :)
    --Halie
    [http://penguinspastapolkadots.blogspot.com/]

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  3. Oh my gosh, that is SUCH a good idea. I wrote something on an umbrella once, with one letter in each panel but my lines were too thin, my handwriting was bad, and the letters weren't even in size. I think I wrote "purple" on a purple umbrella. I thought it was clever I guess? And I thought purple was a cool word in general

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  4. WOW wow wow! This is such a brillent idea. I really wanna give this a go. Final result awesome!

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  5. This is so cute!! Must do this to my ol plan umbrella....great idea!

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    Lizzie
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  6. That's a good idea! I should try it with mine!

    -Kate

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  7. That's a good idea! I should try it with mine!

    -Kate

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  8. Awesome, I would love to do this on a clear umbrella.

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  9. how amazing, i'd never have thought of this but looks so simple, thanks for sharing!
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  10. Good project. A handy tip when stenciling umbrellas is to position each segment onto the curved end of an ironing board. The curve fits well into the shape and the slightly padded surface is good to stencil over. I keep an old tatty cover just for stencil projects like this.

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  11. This is cool and very nice informative issues. I'll try to consider it for my future references, thanks for this great article. Good job!

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  12. So, how is block printing ink different than fabric/acrylic color? If you could please tell me it'll be really helpful. Been wanting to paint on an umbrella but somehow am very confused as to what medium will work well..

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