I thought I’d pop a post up about the DIY fringe parasol I just made as there aren’t many beautiful, affordable parasols around on the high street, so if you’re feeling creative, this Ikea hack is definitely worth doing.
After searching online I ended up getting my plain ivory parasol from Ikea for £30, but it’s £25 if you have a family card, which is a really good price for the quality.
I didn’t really have a plan for how I was going to jazz it up but I knew I wanted to add some fringing so I ordered 10 metres from Amazon (affiliate link) in a gold colour.
Firstly, I stapled the fringing on to hold it in place, which is when I decided to double up to thicken the tassels, which I needed more fringing for, so ordered another 10m. I had quite a lot left over, I think it worked out about 7m all the way around the parasol.
Next, I began to hand sew the fringing on which was fairly time consuming but I didn’t mind doing it. Alternatively you could use a glue gun to attach it.
Once the tassels were attached, my initial plan was to do a block print design, however I was being impatient by not having the correct paint/ink so it didn’t work. In the end I decided to hand paint some pink diamonds using some emulsion paint.
Hand painting a parasol was nerve racking because if I made a mistake the whole thing would be ruined, so I took my time adding small details one at a time.
I could have added loads but decided to keep it quiet simple for risk of ruining it.
Once the parasol was complete, I made a stand for it by turning a large terracotta pot upside down and painting it with Cuprinol paint.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest project. Please tag me on Instagram if you decide to give it a go.
Until next time,