Door to Paradise- Drink Umbrella Wreath

Door to Paradise- Drink Umbrella Wreath

This is one of those projects that I have wanted to make for a very long time- I kept meaning to start it, but other projects kept cutting in line. I also never remembered to look for drink / cocktail parasols at stores- so I finally buckled down the other day, hopped on Etsy, and purchased two boxes of vintage drink umbrellas. I ended purchasing two different styles- larger ones from the 50s and smaller, brighter ones from the 60s or 70s.

Vintage cocktail umbrella parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Aren’t these great? And the box is awesome, too.

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To create this DIY drink umbrella wreath, I recommend using a plain straw wreath from the craft store (or even the thrift store). It’s the best medium for this kind of project, in my humble opinion. Of course, you could use Styrofoam, but I’m never going to actually recommend using it, for environmental reasons.

Vintage cocktail drink umbrellas parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Ready to get your drink on…a wreath?

In my opinion, this drink umbrella wreath project defines the difference between “simple” and “easy”. It’s certainly simple, because the only step involves poking the umbrellas into the wreath in the design (or randomness) of your choosing.

Vintage cocktail drink umbrellas parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

…and so it begins…

Vintage cocktail drink umbrellas parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Making good progress!

And while not difficult, this craft isn’t without some frustration and pain. Paper drink umbrellas are temperamental little buggers- you’ll have duds, you’ll occasionally blow through the white topper, the crepe paper will rip, and you’ll likely crush a few cocktail parasols along the way. My right index finger was also numb for hours after completing this thing. I grappled with scissors to snip off the long sticks that pierced through the back, and I ran out of wreath to grasp onto when finishing up.


It’s worth it in the end.

Vintage cocktail drink umbrellas parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

Putting the l-o-v-e in LOVELY!

And hanging on our red door? PERFECTION. A drink umbrella wreath (especially one that uses vintage cocktail parasols) is bright, festive, and personifies summer.

Vintage cocktail drink umbrellas parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

A guaranteed smile maker!

Cute and festive, right?? Perfect for the latter half of summer- but beware, you’ll desire an icy, tropical elixir every time you come home. And before you go, feel free to get more summertime project ideas from my full collection here!

Craft on!


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  1. Very cute!!!!!

  2. http://PJ says

    I love this wreath!

  3. Very nice!

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  5. http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor says

    This has got to be one of the most fun and creative wreaths I have seen! It’s adorable, Sarah!

  6. This is so fabulous! I love it! Sharing!

  7. So cute, love the bright colors.

  8. How cheerful wreath! Brings you straight to beach 🙂

  9. That’s the cutest thing ever – I just had a party this weekend past – that would have been absolutely perfect for it !
    Thanks for sharing – I’m pinning !
    Hopping over from The DIY Dreamer

  10. http://distresseddonna says

    Love the little umbrellas and think this is quite worthy of vintage ones. Fan- er, umbrella-tastic!

  11. This would be so much for a themed couples party! Thanks so much for sharing on Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

  12. I love the cute little umbrellas! What a great wreath idea. Very creative. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  13. http://Kim%20Anderson%[email protected]%20Thrifty%20Little%20Mom says

    This is ADORABLE! I put it on my Pinterest board called “Cheap Party Cheats” cause it would be awesome for a Hawaiian themed party. Smart Lady!

  14. seriously adorable!

  15. http://Melissa%[email protected]%20Simply%20Sweets%20by%20Honeybee says

    I totally love this wreath! It’s unique, creative and colorful. Three things I love in projects.

  16. This is SO CUTE! I want to make one myself!

  17. Love these umbrellas! and why you did with it is so beautiful! Well done.

  18. i love this! makes me want to throw a luau party and drink fruity cocktails 🙂 so happy to have found you at the re-treat link party! can’t wait to check out the rest of your site – have a great weekend!

  19. http://promisinglypennywise says

    What a cute, colorful wreath! This looks perfect for summer too! Were the umbrellas expensive on Etsy? I love this!

  20. so adorable and happily colored!

  21. Such a fun summer wreath! I love drink umbrellas, of course I would have to have extra for frozen drinks ;).

  22. These umbrellas are so beautiful, I love the colorful outcome!

  23. What a fun wreath, Sadie! I love the colors, the simplicity, and the affordability!

    It even looks like a craft I might be able to do!

    Came over on Grandma Ideas, and I’m glad to find your site. I also followed you on Pinterest and pinned you here:

    Hope you have a blessed day~

  24. Visiting from Grandma Ideas

    Love this wreath. It’s bright and colorful, perfect for summer. Where did you get the umbrellas to make it? Which Etsy store?

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  25. Sarah, I absolutely love this umbrella wreath! It is so colorful I want to make one for my red door too:). Thank you so much for sharing this at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link:). I hope you are having a great week and take care, Tara

  26. http://mmstreeter1 says

    This is adorable. What a creative idea. I love little umbrellas and besides playing with them with my barbie dolls when little, never knew what to do with them. I’m not even into crafts and this just tickles me.

  27. So bright and festive! Thanks for the inspiration! Found your post @ Your Turn To Shine
    Kristine 🙂 from

  28. Very pretty–and very fun! Those colors are gorgeous.

  29. http://Jann%20Olson says

    What a fun idea! Would be great for a tropical themed party also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. http://eclecticshorebird says

    I LOVE the vintage umbrellas SO much nicer than what they make now. Thanks for sharing. This is the nicest one I’ve seen by far.

  31. So cute Sarah! You always come up with the most inventive adorable projects! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I can’t wait to see what you’ve made this week!


  32. So pretty. I love the different patterns on these umbrellas.

  33. Very cute wreath! I made one of these for a Hawaiian Luau party when I was a teenager but I used those cheap-o umbrellas from the party store. These have really nice designs on them and it looks great! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  34. That is so bright and colorful. I love it!! Thanks for sharing at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party.

  35. What a fun, festive and creative idea!! Love it!! I am featuring this today, Friday, at the special edition MMM fantastic features!

  36. Oooh those are beautiful! What a great way to display them. Thanks for posting. Hello from Create Link Inspire.

  37. http://Debbie%20Briody says

    Love this idea! Is there a reason you chose the straw wreath over plain styrofoam? Just curious.

    • http://Sadie%20Seasongoods says

      Environmental reasons, really. Styrofoam would work really well, I just go out of my way to avoid it. 🙂

  38. http://Jeannie%20Wallace says

    I honestly am floored by the simplicity but beauty in this wreath. I’m also glad to hear you bought the drink umbrellas instead of personally collecting them lol. Great job.


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