It’s a well known adage that April showers bring May flowers, and Mother Nature sure delivers on that promise.  Not wanting to get caught out in the rain, we spiffed up a couple of umbrellas to keep our noggins dry in style. Read on to find out how to make your own sprinkle themed parasol.

You will need:

Chance of Sprinkles Umbrella DIY Materials

  • An umbrella (we did not attempt to DIY our own umbrella because this isn’t MacGyver)
  • Masking tape
  • Fabric paint*
  • Paint brush

*If you don’t want to invest in a whole set of fabric paint for this project alone and already own some acrylic paint, you can mix them with a Fabric Medium to make the acrylic paint pliable and suitable for use on fabric.

 

Step 1:

Hands taping umbrella with masking tape

Decide on the placement of your sprinkles (or another ice cream topping of your choice) and mark them out with masking tape. This step isn’t completely necessary but will help you keep your lines clean when painting..

 

Step 2:

Hand painting taped off areas with paint

Start painting! Depending on the paint you use, you may need to paint several coats to achieve a truly opaque look.

 

Step 3:

Two umbrellas sitting against a white backdrop

Let dry fully, then peel off the masking tape carefully.

 

Et voila!

Person walking with painted sprinkle umbrella on a rainy day

Now to take it out for a spin. This may be the only time we have ever looked forward to going out in the rain.

 

Person walking with painted sprinkle umbrella on a rainy day

If you give this tutorial a shot, tag us on Instagram (@demetres) and show us your craftsmanship! And make sure to check back again for more DIY goodness, yummy recipes and behind-the-scene peeks at Demetres HQ.

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