Tiki Umbrella Wreaths

Nicole and I are project buddies, except so far we haven’t really done anything too…what’s the word…sophisticated (That was for you, Joby). Mostly, we are reliving our childhoods or trying to recreate the crafts we somehow missed out on during our first trip through elementary art class. We’ve dyed easter eggs, carved pumpkins, and planned cheery outfits together. We are simply suckers for colour. She is the one that helped me figure out that I needed to keep things in their proper rainbow order and she’s right–my coffee cups have never been happier.

On this particular Saturday, we created tiki umbrella wreaths. I found this project on Family Chic’s website. Check out her larger version!


Step 1: Buy Tiki Umbrellas (Raid the Dollar Store for every last package. Then, promptly ignore Target clerks that say they don’t carry any.) Buy plain wicker wreaths. We used the small ones because we were convinced we wouldn’t have enough umbrellas. I think a large wreath would give you a bit more surface area to work with but the small ones are sweet too.

 Step 2: Poke the umbrellas through the wicker wreaths, overlapping slightly to get dimension.  Mind your fingers. Tiki umbrellas are sharp! Is this really a kid’s project?

Step 3: Cut off the excess sticks. Tie a ribbon around the completed project, and voila summer wreath!

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2 thoughts on “Tiki Umbrella Wreaths

  1. Sarah says:

    Oooh, I like this project! Actually, any project that’s happy & colourful is great in my book, no sophistication required.

  2. Nancy says:

    Nice work Nicole and Mel, but Nicole I am disappointed yours is not all shades of purple.

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