How to Make Paper Umbrellas
Hello! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger back with another fun tutorial. You can trick yourself into thinking that it’s spring by learning how to make these adorable paper umbrellas. I loved making this project because it was so fun to come up with different color combinations. You could also experiment with making them all sorts of various sizes too!
I don’t know about you, but during this time of year, spring colors spark a breath of fresh air into my life. Don’t tell me that we still have weeks of winter left, I just want to live in my dream world that spring is just around the corner.
When I walked into the craft store the other day, I was struck by displays of colorful flowers, bright patterned craft paper and cheerful organizing bins. I was immediately so happy and motivated to start some new projects! There is nothing better than crafting up some cheer in the spring. Last year I made some watercolor plant markers but I wanted to come up with something fresh for this season. I was inspired to make these adorable hanging paper umbrellas and I love how they turned out!
These little paper umbrellas are so versatile. I was inspired by these umbrellas and quickly realized that they could be used in so many different ways. You could hang them in a nursery for a unique mobile or make some larger ones for a baby shower. Hang some from your mantel for a pop of spring decor or even add them to a wreath!
How To Make Paper Umbrellas
The full printable directions are at the end of this post, but here is what you will need:
Find a round jar or lid and trace around it on your craft paper. You can experiment with different sizes to form larger or smaller umbrellas.
Cut out 10 uniform circles.
Fold each circle in half.
Then fold in half again to form a triangle.
Place a piece of double sided tape in the center of the fold and then press together firmly. It could start to resemble an accordion.
Continue with this folding and taping process with all 10 circles.
Next, use the double sided tape to attach all 10 triangles together. Make sure that the folded edges are all lined up together.
Continue taping until all 10 pieces are taped together. Form them into a circle and hot glue the ends together so that it forms a circle.
Now, it’s time to form the handle for the umbrella. Cut a piece of wire to about 4 inches and form a small loop at the top.
Fold up the bottom of the wire to form the handle.
Now take a tiny piece of air dry clay and roll it into an oval shape. Press the bottom wire into the clay.
Push the wire into the center of the umbrella and secure it with hot glue on the bottom.
Paint the air dry clay with some acrylic paint.
Once it’s dry, attach a clear thread to the top loop.
Find a spot to hang your umbrellas and enjoy!
Aren’t they so fun?
Have fun making this cheerful project to jazz up your home for spring!
If you’re looking for more fun and easy paper projects, check out our paper hyacinths tutorial. These look so pretty and definitely add some spring cheer into the house!