Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Showers (Umbrella Wreath)


I have to be honest.

I was really thinking about changing that title.

April Showers...haha...that's a good one!
It's more like April Snows.

Yes, my friends, the temperature reached a high of 33 degrees today,
and we woke up to a blanket of snow.

It has been snowing on and off all day.
The wind has been bitter cold.
I would swear it was January.

But let me stop all this depressing chatter of 
the never ending Winter.

A few days ago, 
when it was almost Spring,
I saw something really cute on Pinterest.

It was this umbrella filled with flowers:




Cute, right?

I thought this would be a fun departure
from the traditional wreath on my front door.

So, here it is:




I really like the way the it turned out.
It was very simple to put together and
I think it shows up really well against my blue front door.

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Now who do I have to talk to about changing this weather?


Gina
Gina

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65 comments:

  1. It is just too cute, Gina- I love that! What a cute idea.

    And I totally feel your never ending winter pain, seriously, even I - one who loves winter- is so sick of the cold and grey I could scream.

    The colors you chose - darling. What a CUTE umbrella!

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  2. How cute!
    That's a perfect Springtime arrangement for the Pacific Northwest! It was 70 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Now it's shower time once again!
    withLove

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  3. OHHHH I love this! It is so pretty and full. How many bunches of tulips did you use? I agree it totally pops off your door. Good job!

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  4. This is such a super-cute idea, Gina! Wish I could send you some of our warmth and sunshine.

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  5. That looks beautiful Gina, love it!

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  6. Oh that is stunning!! I love it and what a nice change. I am pinning your version which I love so much better!

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  7. So cute, love it, so springy and looks great on your door!

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  8. Very cute!

    Where did you get that umbrella?

    Nice twist to a door decoration.

    M :)

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  9. Cute, cute, cute! I like it better than the inspiration one!

    36 degrees here today but sunny and that made it feel like spring!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Oh, wow, Gina!!! You did a smash up job, its beautiful!!! I did the umbrella 2 years ago and finches built a nest in it and I couldn't do anything till the babies left!!! Had to throw the whole thing out!!
    Yes, we had mini blizzards today, and very cold winds....humphf

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  11. Gina-That is just darling. I saw that one on Pinterest, too, and thought it would be darling all done up. LOVE the umbrella you used! xo Diana

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  12. Spring has finally arrived in Georgia! It took its sweet time, too. I hope it finds you soon. Love that umbrella and your decorations in it are beautiful! Clever, clever girl!!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  13. I love how yours turned out Gina! I saw that and have it pinned too. I just haven't gotten around to doing mine yet. It's on the the never ending list of things to do...LOL!! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  14. I pinned this one! Love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. I saw that umbrella or one like it last year and pinned it myself. Then, I tried to duplicate it and failed miserably. I love yours and now want to try again!

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  16. Truly is the never ending winter-still have snow here also although there is melting. What a cute idea and yours turned out so pretty. Nice greeting at your front door.

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  17. Oh Gina, I feel bad for the weather up there, I think the only way to avoid it is to move south....it's what I really want to do......oh well, I love your umbrella, it is more beautiful than the one on Pinterest (which I pinned last spring and still didn't make). lol xo

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  18. Very very cute...I have seen that on Pinterest....oh, and the weather....gotta go to the top girl. That is your best bet!

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  19. Absolutely darling! I saw that photo on Pinterest too but I think yours is better. I love the profusion of tulips!

    We had 80' and now we have rain and in the 40's & 50's. It's ok...too soon we'll have the 110+ temps that I hate. I do hope you have warmer weather soon!

    xo
    Pat

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  20. Love your gorgeous umbrella and all those tulips, wow, so pretty. Think I've got to go get myself a $1 umbrella and some tulips to put on my door. Kinda tired of wreaths. Great job Gina
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could bottle some of the "cold" air for when the dog days of summer are wilting us? Gee wiz it's hard to get things right if the weather doesn't cooperate, but when does it?
    Every year it's so pretty here (west of Grand Junction, CO) but let Memorial day weekend and July 4th. etc. come along, boo hiss, it rains, the wind blows like a hurricane. No fun at a lake when your tent is getting blown to smithereens then on the day it's time to go home it's gorgeous again. SIGH!!! Happy Week

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  21. Gina, I love it!!! It is so pretty! Looks beautiful against the color of your door. I think yours looks much, much nicer than the one on Pinterest. About the weather, I hope you guys get a break soon. For us, we haven't had a winter. And we have been in the mid 80's since before valentine's Day. We are a little concerned about what is in store for us this Summer. The last time we had a mild winter, temperatures hit 115 degrees and we stayed on triple digits for weeks.

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  22. Not me! Weather is lousy. We have like onde day os Spring per week. The rest, including precious weekend I should be in the garden???? Don't let me start.....

    Thank you for bringing me Spring with your door shower of Beauty!

    Are those flowers natural? Because I've seen that at Pinterest but couldn't for the life in me understand how that could be done with "real" flowers, and dirt, and watering...

    Love the umbrella (much better than the original) and absolutely LOVE the colors you chose.

    You're an inspiration! Thank you,
    Teresa

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  23. The spring wreath that is storming the internet.

    Bliss

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  24. Oh, that is adorable!! We did have April showers today in Orlando...Snow, yikkes!! Wait, I thought we had global warming, not cooling!

    Carol

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  25. Hi Gina! Sorry it's still so cold at your house but you really rocked it with that lovely umbrella door pretty! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Love your umbrella door hanging, Gina! What a shame that the weather won't cooperate! Thanks for stopping by my lil ole blog!!!

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  27. OOO, Gina...this is just adorable. Yours is even cuter than the inspiration photo. I love that you put tons of flowers in yours.
    Now, I want to do this....:))
    Good job!!

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  28. Very very cute...I have seen that on Pinterest....oh, and the weather....gotta go to the top girl. That is your best bet! Burton Coat

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  29. Gina, my friend showed me that pic last year and we made one for our door. I hung it again this year. Like you said, "fun and easy". Love how yours turned out. Love it against the blue!
    hugs,
    Jann
    Sorry that you are still getting snow. Been really nice here lately. Just a bit of Spring rain now and then.

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  30. I absolutely love the umbrella with flowers in it - it's beautiful on your door! Prettier than the one you saw on Pinterest, too. ;-) Good job. Sorry to hear you still have snow. That's crazy. It's been a little warmer here in northern IL, thank goodness.

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  31. I've enjoyed this fun umbrella idea ever since I saw it a while back. I really like your version with that fun patterned umbrella. As for the weather, come to my house! We've had sun and warm weather for the past few days. Now don't get jealous because we normally get spring storms once the weather really starts warming up, but so far, so good! Have a great week with no snow!

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  32. Good Afternoon Gina, The weather seems to be crazy worldwide. When I left for India the snow was falling and when we returned the snow was falling....like you we are supposed to be enjoying Spring weather.
    Although we do not have Spring weather, your umbrella filled with tulips, certainly makes me feel like Spring is not too far away. Such a pretty addition to your door....and to be perfectly honest, I prefer your arrangement to the one you found one Pinterest.
    Fingers crossed that Spring arrives very soon for you.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  33. So very cute Gina. The umbrella is a fabulous idea for a spring look.
    I hope it warms up for you soon.

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  34. I just found your blog and will be your newest follower.
    Your umbrella with the flowers is absolutely the cutest idea! It does go great with your blue door!

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  35. ADORABLE! Yes, I yelled it. Pinning this now:)

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  36. Show Stopper girl! Debbie shared on her page, I stole it and shared too. Off to PIN. It's so gorgeous G. Squeezes. Happy Spring :)

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  37. Love your umbrella. Looks better than the original!!

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  38. I love it Gina. Turned out beautiful...Love all the inspiration one can find on Pinterst.

    ❤Ana

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  39. This is darling! So sorry I haven't been by to check in on you lately! I've missed a lot! You've been busy! I love this April Showers Door Decoration.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  40. Like many have said, I like your version so much! I'm throwing a bridal shower this fall and I'm going to use this on the front door of the house. Just need the colors and then I can go hunting for an umbrella. :-)

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  42. I'm not super crafty but I'm sure I can pull this one off. How many bunches of tulips did you use and do you just place then in the umbrella?
    The questions may be silly but I would love for mine o look like yours!! Thanks

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  43. Hi Donna, I didn't have an email for you to email you privately, so I hope you will check back here.

    You can totally do this project! Really there is nothing to it!
    I used 5 bunches of tulips. Just stuff some tissue paper or newspaper into the umbrella. (It'll hold the tulips in place.) Then it's pretty much arranging & rearranging the tulips until you get them where you want them. That's all there is to it. Good luck!

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  44. Hi Gina. Since Facebook is notorious for not letting page owners know when I tag them, I thought I would stop by myself and let you know I featured this post and my readers really loved it! Most shared and liked post in the past couple of weeks! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153830119420217&set=a.353593675216.349539.323548680216&type=1&stream_ref=10

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  45. I love this wreath and wanted to make one for my mom who would also love it. Where did you get that umbrella??

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  46. Did you use real or artificial tulips. It is hard to tell. Thanks!

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  47. Carrie,

    I bought the umbrella at Hobby Lobby last year.

    Jeanne,

    I used artificial tulips.

    Thank you for stopping by!

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  48. Gina, this is truly adorable. I posted it on our FB page today and I know our readers will love it, too.
    Mary @Front Porch Ideas

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  49. Where did you get that umbrella? Love this idea and want to do this for my front door.

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  50. Where did you get that umbrella? Love this idea and want to do it for my front door

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  52. Hi Gina. Where did you get the tulips? I'm having a hard time finding the small ones.

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  53. Hello! We shared your umbrella wreath in a post we just published! You can check at Manualidades para hacer jarrones caseros

    Thanks for your idea!

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  54. Wonderful "wreath" Gina! I have a question as to how you attached umbrella to door - is that white piece a zip tie? And how did you secure it to door?

    Thanks!!!
    Elaine

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  55. Hi Elaine,

    I'm sorry, I didn't have an email address to respond back to you directly. I'm hoping you check back here for a reply.

    Yes, it is a zip tie! lol A really large screw was drilled into the steel door and I hung the umbrella from the zip tie onto the screw.

    Hope this helps!

    Gina

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  56. Thanks Gina! If I may I ask one more question - are the flowers anchored in some way inside the umbrella (floral foam?) or did you just pop them in there?

    Thanks,
    Elaine
    misskitty914@gmail.com



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  57. Hi Gina, thank you for sharing this with us! This was my most recent weekend project and I LOVE it! Yesterday I featured your work on andalltheglory.com, "17 Easy DIY Ideas for Spring," along with a link to your tutorial. I hope this is okay.

    Thanks again for this post!

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  58. Gina, this is absolutely adorable, I am a shabby girl, and this is too beautiful. Pin this one, I love it
    I have puked beautiful green tulips, I wonder if that won't work keep it up girl keep it up. By the way we have 73 the breeze here at Fort brag North Carolina

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  59. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)
    I have shared your post on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/happinessiscrafting/
    My readers will surely love it.

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  60. Where did you find the umbrella to make this, and what size did you use?

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  61. Jen, I didn't have an address to email you, so I hope you look here. I found the umbrella at Hobby Lobby. It's a regular standard sized umbrella...I guess more of an old style umbrella, not anything that retracts or extends. I hope this helps. Gina

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