Paper Umbrella Wreath

Paper cocktail parasols - available at party supply stores - are fun and festive. I made this simple project by sticking the parasols into a grapevine wreath and in minutes, I had a bright new look. You could also use a foam wreath.

I didn't even need to use glue - the parasols stay in place quite well on their own which makes this a great craft for kids too - no mess.

To cover the wreath completely, overlap the parasols by placing some in deeper than the others. I also used two different sizes for variation.

I used about 40 umbrellas to make this wreath. For a large package of parasols, check out Party City – you can get bag of 144 for $5.00. I was also able to find larger parasols at World Market.

Comments (60):

  1. Anna Perini

    March 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Che bella!!!!


  2. Stephen Divenere

    March 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Girl, you know how to make any day seem special and colorful and glorious! Thank you!

  3. Raejean

    March 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    This is so cute. It would be great for a party too. I linked to your post on my Friday Favorites.

  4. Carly

    March 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    LOVE this, have bookmarked for future reference!

  5. jenclair

    March 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    How cute! And bright, cheerful, original!

  6. Heather @ Life Gluten Free

    March 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    That is pretty! Do you know about how many, approximately, you used? or how many packs of the parasols you had to buy?

  7. Peaches

    March 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!! That is the coolest dang thing I have ever seen. I’m stunned. And, even better, I totally have a box of parasols from party city already (duh, don’t we all?)….I can’t wait. No idea where I’m hanging it but it’s gonna happen!

    • camilla

      March 18, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Peaches!!! Knowing you – it will look amazing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ C

  8. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie

    March 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    This is so clever and adorable. I love how all of the colors look. It does look quite Springy!

  9. Marjan

    March 21, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I love your ideas! I’m gonna make this for my daughters birthday this friday!

  10. Gemma

    March 21, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Just adorable! I know what we will be doing this afternoon!

  11. Lisa

    March 26, 2011 at 5:08 am

    This is so awesome!! So bright and colourful, perfect for summer

  12. allyson

    March 31, 2011 at 11:43 am

    eeek! love it! I just decorated my spring wreath, this is such a sweet idea though!

  13. Mimi

    April 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’m in love with this. Don’t know why but I have always loved paper parasols no matter what size! Just maybe because they are so colorful, simple and made for parties! Beautiful job – thanks so much for sharing!
    Found you through

  14. berta

    April 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I just love this!!!! Such a cool and simple idea. I love those little parasols (an the drinks that come with them). Thank you for sharing this idea!

  15. anniet

    April 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I just discovered your website and have had it open on on my desktop for a week – reminding me to make this. I just did! I hung it on my front door and it looks ADORABLE! Perfect for the craft-challenged yet craft-loving mom. Thanks!

    • camilla

      April 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Annie, Thanks so much for letting me know – I am thrilled to hear it worked out and you are happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Take Care, Camilla

  16. sherry

    April 15, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Like you mentioned it’s a simple craft and yet so pretty. The colors make us happy!
    We will definitely be sharing this on our site!

    all the best,
    Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu

  17. Melody

    April 19, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I tried this wreath, but put white lights around the wreath form before adding parasols. Was beautiful when lit. Was beautiful when not lit!

    • camilla

      April 19, 2011 at 8:58 am

      Melody, Excellent idea!!! I bet that looks amazing – I’ll have to try it too! Thanks for sharing and take care, Camilla

  18. Kathaleen

    April 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    That is so cute!

  19. Debbie

    April 28, 2011 at 4:31 am

    This is just the cutest things ever!! This would be great for a bridal shower and other parties. Love it!

  20. Mindy

    May 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    came from SPP, love this! so fun and inexpensive!

  21. Dawn

    June 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Looks like beach umbrellas to me. Could be a great summer door wreath!

  22. morganmadeit

    July 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I LOVE this! I’m going to make one for our summer BBQ this weekend! Thanks for the great idea.

  23. Kc Martin

    November 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I love this so super cute! My daughters room is Hawaiian, beach theme. This would be perfect deco. for her room ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Christina @ Hair Romance

    November 18, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Just found you via Pinterest. This is so cute! I’m definitely making this for Christmas in Australia.

  25. Joan

    January 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I just love this– I’ve had a box of these parsals and now I know what to do with them, but could you tell me what size of wreath you used. thanks so much. Joan

    • camilla

      January 24, 2012 at 12:02 am

      Hi Joan! Thanks, I believe that was a 12-14″ wreath. Take Care, Camilla

  26. Tracy

    January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Love this. I am always looking for fun new wreaths for my front door. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Debbie

    February 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    So clever!!! And so pretty!
    Excited to try this…

  28. karen ho fatt

    February 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Adorable upcycling, the things we can do with just about everything- I got it ‘pinned’

    • camilla

      February 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Karen! -Camilla

  29. Ilva Maria

    February 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Linda! ainda mais com esse tema, Frevo, daqui do Nordeste. Vou colocar no meu blog (com seu endereรงo, claro!)

  30. Trisha

    February 24, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Lovw this look and am gathering supplies to make but can’t find the larger umbrellas…where did you find them? Appreciate your help!

    • camilla

      February 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Hi Trisha! I found the larger umbrellas at World Market – but you can also find them online. best of luck! Have fun with it, Camilla

  31. Shasta

    March 21, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Did you use glue or anything or do they stay on there own?

    • camilla

      March 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Hi There! No, I did not use glue. I just stuck them into the grapevine wreath and they stayed on their own. If you prefer, you could always dab the ends of the umbrellas with hot glue before you stick them into the wreath. I did find my technique worked and when I was ready for a change, I removed the umbrellas and went with a different look. Let me know how it turns out.
      Thanks and have a great day, Camilla

  32. emily

    March 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    do you think using a foam wreath would work?

    • camilla

      March 22, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Hi Emily! Thanks for stopping by. I don’t see why not – I used the grapevine wreath because that was what I had in my supplies. I think the foam would work too. Best of luck and let me know, Camilla

  33. Ms. Emily

    April 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm


  34. Kelly

    May 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Love love this idea….going to do this with my Alzheimer residents. Simple easy and very cute!

  35. Elizabeth

    July 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I have been plotting my trip to the party store since I saw this on Pinterest. Last night I made my very own. I used a straw/hay wreath and found that it holds onto those little umbrellas very well. So cute. I think grand total was $15 for me including the wreath and all the parasols and now I have about 60 left to do another wreath. Thanks for the so cute idea!

  36. thinkRSVP

    July 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This is just perfect for a beach party shower or theme! Will be featuring on our blog/FB. Great post and great idea!

  37. Carla

    August 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    This is so upbeat and happy! I really love it, and I plan to make two – one for me and one to give away to brighten someone else’s day.

  38. Alexis

    November 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Love it!

  39. Di

    December 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    What size wreath?

  40. maureen

    April 5, 2013 at 12:35 am

    you can use this anywhere in the house to add a little color or brighten up that odd corner.

  41. Lillicu

    April 16, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Me encanta esta idea .

  42. Lillicu

    April 16, 2013 at 3:53 am

    This idea is fantastic.we can use anytime.

  43. Kim Keller

    May 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I just made the wreath with the drink umbrellas. I used a pool noodle from the dollar store for the form. They had a sign that said “Tiki Bar” added it to the middle of the wreath and a pair of flip flops. It turned out very cute. I just loved the one you had done. I will pin a picture on pinterest.

  44. Sarah Mathis

    June 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I just love your idea. We are having a little baby girl shower later this month. Do they make the umbrellas in solid color’s like pink or white.?

    • camilla

      June 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Sarah – not sure – I haven’t seen them. You could search online. All the best, C

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