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An Grand Rapids based interior design and lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of interiors, style, travel, DIY, and entertaining.

DIY // Copper Aztec Painted Umbrella

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In case you're late to the party, a cyclone hit Australia a few weeks ago and it poured buckets of rain for several days. So here's what we got when we had a DIY project to do and a rainy day...  a DIY Umbrella Post!

What you'll need // 

-Paint of your choice  

-Umbrella of your choice  


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Choose a pattern you like or get creative and make your own. We just did a few (and by a few we mean like 20!) sketches in a notebook and settled on this simple pattern and taped it out on the umbrella. Side note -- we tried a stencil at first and it fail epically, so we started over and just made our own design with the tape. If you prefer a stencil go for it! Just make sure it's on a nice thick paper and taped down really well!

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Here is what your umbrella will look like all taped (it already looks so good!). Make sure your tape is stuck on really well or else the paint will leak under it.

DIY Copper Aztec Umbrella // From Gold Blog

Head outside and start spraying. You'll have to do several coats because the umbrella fabric doesn't absorb it well. Make sure it is completely dry before you remove the tape. We used a copper colour paint we had already but we recommend using a waterproof fabric paint for best results. Also a little tip... if some of the paint ran under the tape (this totally happened to us!) you can touch it up using a black sharpie!

Now go have fun dancing in the rain!

See other DIY's here!