Saturday, May 19, 2012

April Showers Umbrellas

April is time for showers and not just rain showers. It's time for bridal showers, baby showers as well as tea parties. I was thinking of that when I created these paper umbrella centerpieces.

Here is how - For the large Umbrella start with two 12 x 3-3/4" pieces of Designer Paper -
Run through the Big Shot with the Designer Rosetta Die.

Fold on creases accordion style.

Match up ends. They should match mountain to valley.

Glue together with a strong adhesive. I recommend Stampin' Up!
Crystal Effects. Just a little bit will set in 30 seconds and hold securely.
Glue open ends together to form a tube.

Using the Big shot Cut large scallop circle with coordinating card stock.
 Make a cut from the edge to the center.

Making a cone shape overlap 4 scallops and glue. Again with
Crystal Effects.

Add glue to the inside of the scalloped cone and attach the Rosette
 making sure Rosette is centered. Creating a cone shape with the Rosette.

Using the Scallop Circle Die.
 Cut scallop then run through the Big Shot with texture plate.
 I love texture plates!

Cut from the edge to the center, overlap 3 scallops and Glue.

Add Dimensionals to the inside of this cone,

Attach to top of umbrella.

A candy cane works perfect for this - Luckily I had one.
 I decided the easiest way to cover it would be with coordinating lace.
If you have an all white candy cane - even better!

I attached Sticky Strip to the ribbon.

Use a small piece of lace wrap over the end of the candy cane, then wrap the
entire candy cane overlapping the lace to cover the stripes on the candy cane.
I found it easier to only take a couple of inches of the sticky strip backing
off at a time to avoid it sticking together.

Here it is completely wrapped.

I added Crystal Effects to the hole in the underside of the umbrella.
 Hot glue would work here. 

I then stuffed the end of the candy cane into the hole and let dry.

I added some pearls to the top.

Here is the close up of the detail.
I added a ribbon to the handle. Then I made small ones with mini candy canes.
Perfect for place setting/party favors.

To make these umbrellas you will need:

1. Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper #122357
2. Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650
3. Marina Mist Card Stock #119682
4. Crochet Trim #- Victoria 5/8" #118481
5. Pearls #119247
6. Big Shot #113439
7. Designer Rosette Die #125594
8. Scallop Circle Die #2 #113469
9. Scallop Circles Die #113468
10. Textured Impressions folder - Finial Press #115963
11. Crystal Effects #101055
12. Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
13. Sticky Strip #104294
14. 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Very Vanilla #119960
15. Scallop Circle Punch (small Umbrellas) #119854
16. Candy Canes
17. Hot glue - optional

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Very cute! Thanks for showing us how to make them.

  2. These little umbrellas are so cute! :-)

  3. Holly,

    These are so adorable and so timely. I am having a bridal luncheon Saturday and today I am making a few of these. Could you share the DSP dimensions for the smaller umbrella? Thanks so much and blessings, Diane

  4. Hi Diane,
    Thank you so much. I had fun making them.

    I used a 12" X 2" + an additional 2" strip of DSP for the umbrella and the Circle Scallops Die #2 which has both sizes I used (approx 3-1/2 and 2").


  5. Oh my gosh that is so cute! I'm a new follower, would love if you followed me at I Heart Pears


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