diy daisy umbrella

     

For some bizarre reason, I really love umbrellas. What is it about them, anyway? Apart from keeping me warm and cosy on wet days, they just have that whimsical factor about them. Maybe I watched Mary Poppins too much as a child... Anyway, I also love that umbrellas are blank canvases that have so much potential for customisation. Sadly I tend to grab the nearest one (usually a freebie) when I'm rushing out the door, but some designs can be so intricate! It was pretty much inevitable that I eventually customise my own. I feel like I'm insulting your intelligence for even writing a tutorial on this, since it's so simple. All you'll need is a clear umbrella, white and yellow paint markers, and a looot of patience.





Everything I used is from Daiso. I've just discovered their paint markers and they're amazing, especially at only $2.80 a pop! They really do smell like paint, and come out super opaque. Be careful though, it takes a bit of shaking to get the ink running. If you're not careful it can leak all over your freshly painted manicure, which I learnt that the hard way...



So I went for a daisy design, but there's obviously no limit to what you can do. Just make sure you paint the inside of the umbrella, and layer your colours accordingly. I painted the yellow circles first so that it appears on top from the outside, then used white to paint the petals. Just make sure each layer dries to avoid the colours bleeding into each other. If it helps, draw a template to trace from so you can get a fairly consistent flower size throughout.



I probably could've painted the flowers all over, but decided to cluster them towards the edge for a gradual effect. Couldn't be easier! Now I just have to wait for the perfect day to use it, which shouldn't be too far off since it's currently pouring down in Sydney. I'm already itching to start another project, so any ideas for my next umbrella design would be most welcome!

21 comments:

  1. Very nice :]

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  2. omg you're so creative! this idea is golden! i love umbrellas but i can't find a nice one that suits my style so probably i gotta make one with this tutorial! thanks for sharing!


    xx http://tanaditya.co.vu

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  3. Oooh genius! If only I could find clear collapsible umbrellas. I hadn't discovered the paint markers yet, they look nifty too.

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  4. This is AWESOME!! I had a similar DIY as well with a
    transparent umbrella and markers c:
    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  5. Stephanie LouiseJuly 11, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    LOVE this so much! I love patterned umbrellas (anything with cute designs) and right now I'm rocking a lilac umbrella with white polka dots :)
    http://nativeblush.com/

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  6. So cool that you added the flowers yourself! Love it.


    www.LUXESSED.com

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  7. This is seriously TOO CUTE. I absolutely love the idea. The whole project looks so whimsical :)

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  8. This is such a great idea! I've always wanted to put my paint markers to a good use, this would be perfect! :)

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  9. Thanks Tannya! Let me know how it turns out if you do try it :)

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  10. I've always wanted a clear compact umbrella, but don't think I've ever seen one! Shame because it'd be a lot more convenient...

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  11. That sounds really cute! It always takes a lot of willpower for me not to buy every pretty umbrella I see, haha :p

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  12. Thanks Mei! I guess great minds think alike haha :)

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  13. Thanks Stephanie, glad you enjoy it! :)

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  14. Thanks Philippa! I definitely want to stock up on more paint markers now haha, I think it's set off an addiction...

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  15. You did such a great job! How beautiful! Choosing to do them on the edge looks the best. I really want a clear umbrella!

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  16. That's such a cute idea! I didn't realize Daiso had paint markers! I'll have to see if the Daiso near me has them. I think it's pretty the way they you weighted them to the bottom so it looks like it's raining daisies :)

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  17. I don't like carrying umbrellas around because I'm a lazy/light traveler. My mom always bugs me about it. But I sure would mind bringing this cute umbrella around! I guess I just need to update my umbrellas to give myself motivation to carry them around so that I'm not always caught in the rain. I love Daiso! I can walk through that store for HOURS. I never knew that they had paint markers, though I'm sure I missed many more awesome things haha. This is great! Thanks for the idea! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  18. cute! love the idea, i've always wanted a customised umbrella!

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  19. Love this! I've never really liked using umbrellas, I'm not really sure why but it's probably because I hate having to carry extra things when a hood will do just fine aha. This is such a lovely design, I adore daisies and I think it's a perfect way to add a bit of colour to a plain umbrella. Hope you're having the best day!!

    -Nabeela x
    http://nabsticle.blogspot.co.uk/

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