It’s a Cinch – Summer Paper Parasol Wreath

My girls love cocktail umbrellas!

They are in heaven if a waiter brings them a fruity drink dressed up with a paper umbrella
(they take after their mom after all)!

Make a Paper Parasol Wreath - how fun!  kellyelko.com

This wreath is the true definition of cinch.

15 minutes (probably because I used the biggest wreath form known to man) was all it took.

Bonus – it only cost $2!

Yes, you read that right – $2!

I found my supplies at my home away from home …

the thrift shop – for $1 each!

Here’s my “It’s Such a Cinch,
You Don’t Even Need a Tutorial Tutorial!

1) Buy wreath form and paper cocktail umbrellas (box of 144)

(if you’re not lucky enough to score these at the thrift shop, check out the party supply stores).

Summer Parasol Wreath supplies!  kellyelko.com

2) Stick paper cocktail umbrellas into wreath form

(stick with me here – I don’t want to lose you because of the difficulty level).

See how to make a fun summer wreath!  kellyelko.com

3) Stand back and admire your wreath!

Make a Summer Cocktail Umbrella Wreath - how fun!  kellyelko.com

Optional:

4) Sip a cocktail with a paper umbrella in it while admiring your wreath.

Because after all, isn’t life more fun when it doesn’t take endless steps to complete something!

 

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  1. WOW…LOVE it! (relieved that all those umbrellas didn’t come from fruity cocktails : ) so cinchy…so festive and so creative! bars of the world beware…start taking count of those colorful parasols…people are going to be snatching then to make this fabulous wreath!!!! you go Jersey girl!!!! hugs…

  2. I am crowning you the Queen of amazing wreaths maker …

    Such a fun idea! And I’m truly frightened that your daughter’s are already digging the fruity drink umbrellas …

    And I will be back later this evening with my fruity umbrella sporting drink to stand back and admire your amazing wreath again …

    πŸ™‚

    Linda

  3. man, you must have drank a whole lot fruity drinks to have that many umbrellas! πŸ˜‰ ok, so i know you can buy the umbrellas but this wreath makes me want a drink!

  4. Love, love, love this wreath! And love that it is super simple too! Enjoy your cocktails as you admire your handy work!

  5. Kelly,

    I am laughing so hard right now. I have about 500 of these left over from a party. Why…..why did I not think of this. Those umbrellas have been sitting there when they could have been partying on the front door.

    πŸ™‚ me

  6. Totally adorable! Hey, that’s a great excuse to have a girl’s weekend filled with fru-fru drinks! We could just save all of the umbrellas! πŸ˜‰
    So darn cute!!! <3
    xo-Lisa

  7. TOOOO cute! I am pinning this one. I have a friend who has what we call a TIKI hut on the lake and this would look so cool under her hut on the door.

  8. I LOVE paper umbrella wreath but unfortunately have NEVAH found them at thrift shops! So, I use them sparingly…almost you may say, frugally!

  9. That is such a cool project – so fun & colourful, and the perfect way to dress up your door for the summer πŸ™‚ And all that fabulousness for 2 bucks – can’t get any better than that!

  10. OMG I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT!! This is such a perfect summer wreath! And the prasols! How fantastic.
    Marriah @ thehottoddiesofwa.blogspot.com

  11. This is just TOOOOO cute!! I can’t wait to make one! Might be easy, but it was BRILLIANT on your part!! Thanks for sharing! ~Zuni

  12. LOL.
    Just saw this linked up at A2D and din’t realize it was YOU.
    Super cute, not sure how I missed it?
    It’s just darling Kelly. So happy and bright =)

  13. I think I need to make one for my door for summer, and one for my little girl’s room too. You are super creative, really enjoy your blog πŸ™‚ Tanya

  14. I’m thinking this cute wreath would be a great summer addition to my granddaughters’ bedroom! I’m such a good grandma to drink all those fruity drinks, just to get the umbrellas!

  15. Thanks for hangin’ with me today at my wreath party! You’re sweet! I LOVE your parasol wreath, but it makes me thirsty every time I see it!

  16. Your cinch of an umbrella looks so fun and festive. Now I added you to my follow list~don’t want to miss anymore great ideas!! Will be back on Monday to see what else you come up with.

  17. Having a winter luau before long. Love this! Plan to make one. Looking at umbrellas on ebay. Do I need a pack of 144 to complete the wreath or will their pack of 50 do it? THXX

  18. I found making this wreath was painful! πŸ™‚ I love the finished look, the colors etc. I used a smaller wreath for the first time. I found that the umbrellas were very fragile and broke easily whenever I pushed them in….I’m just a weaklin, I guess. Did I do something incorrect? I ended up poking with a screwdriver and inserted my umbrellas. It’s a beauty and I am excited to show my friends. Thanks for sharing this project.

  19. SO cute! Love this! Did you find that using this type of wreath was easier than using a styrofoam wreath? Thanks!

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