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DIY Drink Umbrellas

by Jenny Batt

Another adventure in sprucing up a few party supplies you probably already have, or do you? When I was grabbing some paper lanterns the other day I found these gigantic paper drink umbrellas. I’ve never been a fan of the patterned papers on the umbrellas, am I the only one who ever wonders why can’t they just make something plain for once, so I figured fringe would cover them up nicely. You see fringe has been on my mind a lot lately and I just can’t quit. I made some tiny bits of fringe to fix up these boring umbrellas and make them spunky again. Who wouldn’t smile when you hand them a drink with one of these in it?

DIY Drink Umbrellas | Oh Happy Day!

You will need:

large drink umbrellas
scissors
tissue paper
double stick tape

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Keep your tissue paper folded and cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch strips off the end. Cut tiny fringe off one side of the strips. Open your umbrella and cover each rib with double stick tape that covers the length. At each edge, add extra strips of tape as needed. Starting at the bottom, wrap fringe around edge spiraling towards the center of the umbrella. Add new strips of fringe as needed. Once you have covered the entire top of the umbrella, fluff the fringe with your finger.

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Pop this in a iced beverage and enjoy.  These are huge and that is a big part of what makes them so fun.  You can always make mini versions of these for traditional sized umbrellas, too.  Now think hard, when was the last time you had a drink that had an umbrella in it? Isn’t it about time you did again?

  1. Alexandra

    July 19, 2012

    LOVE!!

  2. Igor

    July 19, 2012

    So cute! I could do with one of these…including a good cocktail of course:-)

  3. Ashley | Sugar & Cloth

    July 19, 2012

    These are adorable, Jenny! I’ve always wondered why they never changed up the weird pattern on those, too, even stripes or solids would be better. :)

  4. Mary-My Life in Scotland

    July 19, 2012

    Ha! These are the cutest things ever!

  5. Gina

    July 19, 2012

    Cutest thing ever!!

    http://www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

  6. Trish

    July 19, 2012

    Oh my goodness these are amazing! Totally going to make these. :)
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Trish

    http://www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

  7. Tracey Fisher

    July 19, 2012

    Wow – what a simple stroke of brilliance. I LOVE this and beautifully executed. Thank you so much for another amazing idea.

  8. Evani G

    July 19, 2012

    Lol you ladies are the queens of tissue paper, I’ve learned so much from you all! These are super cute.

    Evani
    http://www.simplyevani.com

  9. Sarah

    July 19, 2012

    Ah! Love it. Once again your creativity never ceases to impress me!

    – Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  10. chiara

    July 19, 2012

    these are adorable!

  11. Erin | Holtwood Hipster

    July 20, 2012

    I literally gasped out loud YES! when I saw this come up on my reader. An activity I can make by or from the pool for my poolside drink. Pretty much sums up what I have planned for this weekend.

  12. Nicole | Outdoor Entertaining

    July 20, 2012

    Adorable – Looks like I have something for my daughter and I to do this afternoon before our backyard party this weekend. Thank you for the idea.

  13. Wanda

    July 20, 2012

    I LOVE this! Drinks taste so much better with umbrella’s in them!

  14. Isa

    July 20, 2012

    good idea for this splendid summer!!!

  15. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    July 21, 2012

    I never met a cocktail umbrella I didn’t like… and this is now taking them up a notch. Looking forward to putting these fun and fantastic umbrellas in my next cocktail.

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy
    http://www.randomlyhappytoday.blogspot.co.uk

  16. how2home

    July 24, 2012

    This is such an adorable prop, great idea! Simple and easy to make. Love it!

  17. Daisy and Finn

    July 26, 2012

    These are so lovely, we’ll definitely do a version during the summer. We made your ‘fringey streamers’ to decorate a ‘difficult to dress’ party venue and it looked amazing! Thanks for the inspiration !
    We’ve put a link to your post on the blog

    http://www.daisyspartyideas.tumblr.com

  18. zee

    July 28, 2012

    lol now i can enjoy every drink avec umbrella
    i’m thinking umbrellas in my orange juice every morning guys

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