September 17, 2011

Umbrella love...

The Detroit Tigers were on late last night and I promised my husband to watch part of the game with him. I'm not good at sitting and decided to work on a craft that didn't require glue. Keep your eyes open for unique umbrellas while you're out thrifting and antiquing.

I found this handsome umbrella last fall at the Allegan Antique market. I fell in love with its beautiful silver handle.

The vendor let me have it for only $3!!

I started with stuffing the interior of the umbrella with black tissue paper. I then tied a bow of out of orange satin ribbon around the middle of the umbrella.

I added orange tissue paper fringe around the top of the umbrella and the final touch was putting one of my decorated black birds (originally purchased from the Dollar Tree) inside the top of the umbrella.
I've decided to name her Broomhilda.

I didn't use any glue so that the umbrella can be taken apart and redone for additional holidays.

The possibilities are endless.
Keep your eyes open for umbrellas!

PS. I decided with all my Halloween decorating ideas it was time for a blog makeover. The blog header is a picture of our bedroom mantle taken last year.

I was serious when I said every part of the house gets decorated for Halloween.


XOXO


24 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How clever! The umbrella is beautiful and I like that you've put together something that can be taken apart and changed for other decor! Great idea! ♥ Happy crafting! ♥

Lee said...

Too cute!
Your bedroom mantle is great-will it look the same this year?!
Thanks for sharing!

Courtney said...

So cute. I am going to try to do my fall decorating this weekend. I am doing a deep clean of the house today which includes my oven and that is just scary!

Jodi said...

how wonderfully fun!!!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a cleaver girl you are...who would have ever thought of doing this but you, and it is so cute.

Love the new blog make-over! The mantle is wonderful!

Heather said...

You are such a creative crafter! The umbrella handle really is gorgeous. And the mantle...WOW!

Cheryl G. said...

Wow, that handle is beautiful!
$3 what a bargain!
You are very creative!

Donna said...

What a fun and creative project, Kim! You always come up with THE best ideas! And I love your mantle. You really do go to town decorating for Halloween! Do you get Country Living magazine? My issue came yesterday, and the cover features beautiful faux pumpkins that have been decoupaged. Love them!!!

Sherrie said...

Such a cute idea! That umbrella handle is gorgeous, what a steal you got on it!

My Vintage Mending said...

What a beautiful umbrella. I think it looks perfectly at home in the Halloween decor. The Owl on the mantle is super spooky. Can't wait to see you bring it all out...love the blog header...smiles...Renee

vivian said...

hi Kim. first of all... Thank you so much for all the wonderful things in the package you sent me! I love everybit of it! I wasnt gonna open it until after I mailed yours out, but decided that I could use your box to send my package to you in! lol!
I took pictures of everything and will post them tomorrow! Now Im going to go play and find places for all my new halloween goodies! thank you again!
also, LOve the umbrella idea! I passed by 4 estate sales today.. 4!! there are never any around here and today there are 4! I didnt feel good enough to stop though. Now I'm contemplating, going back out or taking a little nap as I barely slept last night. hmmm.. or shall I go out and then come home for a nap? I'll have to think about it.
hmmmm!
anyways.. thanks again girlfriend!
xoxo
vivian

Anonymous said...

I'd name her "Brumbella" ha ha
vicki lynn

Jodee said...

Love, love, love your Halloween makeover! Your umbrella turned out cute too! I wish I had your creative bone!

Anonymous said...

HI KIM! LOVE YOUR DECORATING! I WILL KEEP A LOOKOUT AT MY LOCAL THRIFT STORE FOR UMBRELLAS! THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION!! LOVE YOUR BLOG! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE WITH US!! YOU ARE VERY TALENTED!!! MSNJ

Karin said...

I've never seen an umbrella like that before--wow! And for only $3. Swoon... I am so amazed by your great antique finds. :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Super cute, Kim!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That umbrella is a wonderful find, especially for 3$. You always amaze me at your treasures for such a small price. The reference to Broomhilda made me laugh, my dad used to read that comic strip to us as kids!

LV said...

You and my granddaughter would make a fine pair. She dearly loves Halloween and wants everything she sees. You have great decorations.

A Vintage Green said...

Great decorations. Love the handle on the umbrella.
Thanks for sharing.
- Joy

Ann said...

Thats a darling door hanger--how clever. The possiblities are endless. I love the decoration on the handle.
ann

Coloradolady said...

What a great use for that umbrella. I really love how you put everything together. Happy VTT!

C. Joy said...

Wonderful! You have put me in the mood for Halloween. I may even have to tart up my blog heading. Thanks for the umbrella tip. I looks great.

Michelle said...

That's neat. And I like that you didn't permanently glue everything to the umbrella so you can do something else with it later if you change your mind.

Mike said...

The sliver handle on the umbrella is really nice. I didn't know umbrellas made such a big fashion statement.