Last week I was working on our patio refresh. One of the things I wanted to use was this wood umbrella base, but then I needed a new cover. Well I bought a umbrella from World Market with fringe but it didn’t fit this umbrella stand. So I made my own DIY Umbrella Cover with Pom Poms. Let me go through how easy it is and how well it will last. I had a lot of points made on Instagram that we will cover as well.
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DIY Umbrella Cover with Pom Poms
Oh and at the bottom of the post I will be sharing many other ladies and their beautiful outdoor spaces and diy. To get started use a drop cloth or any other material that you have available. We will talk about how to waterproof any material for outdoors in this post here. This drop cloth had a waterproof plastic on one side. Be sure to use a very large one as it needs to cover just past the umbrella base stand.
How to attach your umbrella
To start to process of attaching the drop cloth, I draped the large piece of drop cloth over the umbrella stand. Then I stapled the cloth onto the first rib of the umbrella. I then went around the umbrella. Stapling to each rib, but while doing that I made sure I was pulling the fabric tight so I didn’t have it draping too much. Now there’s your umbrella, next comes the pom poms. After doing that is when I would waterproof the umbrella.
How to attach the pom poms
When attaching the pom poms, I used Gorilla Super Glue. Someone told me super glue just won’t do. But Gorilla glue’s super strong so I just went for it. Winging it is my style! But anyways I just went around the edge of the umbrella and slowly glued on the pom poms. Now that’s what I call easy!
I got a few questions when I was showing this on my Instagram. Like what happens if the staples rust? Well I would just cover them with a pom pom and you’ll be good to go. That’s my solution at this crusty farmhouse. The pom poms would cover the staple marks perfect!
What kind of umbrella base can I use?
I would recommend a wood one, just because that’s what is easiest to staple. But a plastic umbrella can work too. Instead of stapling, I would hot glue the fabric down. But if you know me I would still try to staple if the plastic is a soft plastic. Have you ever seen a lace umbrella before? Well I’ve made a lace umbrella before and it was easy peasy plus really gorgeous.
Now for these fun outdoor spaces for you to get some inspiration! They will help you get started on making your outdoor space beautiful.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Space by Happy Happy Nester | Patio Makeover Ideas by Modern Glam | How to Set the Perfect Outdoor Table by My 100 Year Old Home | DIY Umbrella Cover with Pom Poms by Hallstrom Home | Succulent Pot by Craftberry Bush
A Greenhouse Update by Amber Tysl | Summer Planter Centerpiece by Clean and Scentsible | Teacup Fairy Village Gardens by Life is a Party | DIY Outdoor Projects to Transform Your Yard by The Happy Housie | DIY African Wax Print Fans by Casa Watkins Living