DIY Fringe parasol – Ikea hack…

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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,

Hayley x



    • Iamhayleystuart
      August 7, 2020 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much, so glad you like it x

  1. Polly Jelliffe
    May 27, 2022 / 6:44 pm

    You have inspired me…….great idea. Looks stuning

  2. Sara
    June 3, 2023 / 2:33 pm

    Hi do you have a weighted stand under the pot please?

    • Iamhayleystuart
      July 31, 2023 / 2:46 pm

      Hi, yes I made a stand using cement and put it inside the pot.

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