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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Make a Hello - Goodbye Cocktail Umbrella Wreath

Are you looking for an easy D.I.Y. craft?  What, you say you don't know how to craft?  Sure you do.  It's as easy as 1. 2. 3. 

You'll all probably seen the tropical drink umbrella wreath somewhere by now.  They're just so bright and cheery you can't help but notice them.  Best of all they can be done with a new wreath and old wreath.  It can be a grapevine wreath like I used or a foam wreath.  I love projects that are flexible. 
I found this wreath at Family Dollar last year for $9.  Ridiculous I say and I would have never looked twice had it not said
90% OFF Yep, you figured that right it was a whopping
.09 cents! So it went from an ugly patriotic wreath to this.

A fun wreath that's says Hello Summer! 

A tip don't throw the little rubberbands away.  They're what hold the umbrella's open.  Since I used a grapevine wreath I used a little hot glue on the ends of the toothpicks to make them stay in place.I also snipped most of the toothpicks to make them a little shorter.  Then just randomly place them around the wreath so they over-lap a bit. 

I added a piece of old wood, painted the word Aloha.  I thought it would make sense on a front door since it means hello or goodbye.  Especially since my sister and her family are moving here next month and I plan to have it on the door to welcome them to their new home.  But it's a secret - so, you won't tell right?  Then I hung it with cup hooks and some jute.  Could it get any easier?

Neil saw the box of little umbrella's at a thrift store and knew I like to do something with them.  My first question was how'd you know I've been wanting these?  He only paid .99 cents for them and I still have more left. 

Total craft project - $1.08. Shhh...Don't tell my sister.

And I still have lots of wooden stars and a banner to create something  in time for the 4th of July.


  1. That's such a cute wreath! Love it! Such a bargain too!!!

  2. adorable! what a cute idea!
    have a great day tracy

  3. Adorable Tracy!!! Your sister will love it!

  4. I LOVE it!!!!!!!!! So cute!!!! What is it about those little umbrellas? I just love them, and pick them up when I see them....silly I know. But now I know what I can do with them! :) Sandy

  5. Oh my, how adorable! Love this idea! And my kind of price range. Hugs and blessings, Cindy