13 DIY Garden Decorations with Old Umbrellas

DIY Garden Decorations with Old Umbrellas

DIY garden decorations with old umbrellas are not common. This makes them unique and wonderful if you know how to use them to improve your backyard’s landscaping and design.

In case you have a few old unused umbrellas lying around, here are some eye-catching garden decorating ideas you can do with old umbrellas.

 

Creative DIY Garden Decorations with Old Umbrellas

Half Open Umbrella Flower Planter

Half Open Umbrella Flower Planter

One of the easiest ways to repurpose an old umbrella in your garden is to turn it upside down and use the space as a planter.

The adjustability of the umbrella lets you keep the flowers up like in the photo. Or, you can open the umbrella all the way to let more flowers sit lower.

 

Metal Umbrella Garden Decor

Metal Umbrella Garden Decor

This is not an old umbrella per se. But, I just had to include it because of its resemblance.

This also shows that you can use an open umbrellas as garden art or décor this way. With a little creativity and modifications, you’ll be able to make something new from something old.

 

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Colorful Umbrella Planter

Colorful Umbrella Planter

This is the open umbrella version of the first garden decoration idea above.

It helps that the umbrella is bright and colorful as well. This adds some variety to the look of your garden.

With an open umbrella, there’s a lot more room to spread out the plants.

 

Overhead Umbrella Lights

Overhead Umbrella Lights

This is one of the most beautiful umbrella garden decorations around. And, while it is not on the yard itself, it lends a spectacular night time view from above.

The lights and help brighten up the yard at night in case you want to hang out with family or friends. If you enjoy entertaining, this is definitely something that will catch your guests’ eye.

 

DIY Planter Umbrella Stand

DIY Planter Umbrella Stand

This makes use on a patio umbrella due to the size of the planter. But, you can use an regular rain umbrella or golf umbrella for smaller pots.

That said, this makes for a lovely decoration because you not only have the plants but also something that will provide shade.

The decorative design of the umbrella makes it stand out as well.

 

Happy Barrel with Umbrellas

Happy Barrel with Umbrellas

Here’s a super fun and cool way to add some happiness to your garden. And, all you need are old barrels and umbrellas.

You can paint the barrels a solid color or create some kind of pattern. You can likewise create something cute like the ones in the photo.

The barrels are perfect planters because you can adjust the space inside depending on what kind of plants you want to grow.

And, the umbrellas are both for decorative and function as well since they’ll block out the harsh afternoon sun.

 

Umbrella with String Lights Rain

Umbrella with String Lights Rain

This is another stunning umbrella lights backyard decoration idea that will take anyone’s breath away. And, it is very easy to create.

All you need are a few white umbrellas and somewhere you can hang them or attach them to overhead.

Before you do, grab some Christmas lights or string lights. The smaller bulbs will work best since you want the lights to be subtle so they work well together.

Attach the lights to the umbrella. Then raise the umbrella making sure to check how you want to position them for the best effect.

And, voila!

Once night time comes and you turn the lights on, you’ll see an amazing light display.

 

Lighted Garden Umbrella for the Patio

Lighted Garden Umbrella for the Patio

Very subtle, yet amazingly elegant.

This goes to show how a simple design addition can make sure a huge difference. All you need is a clear glass mason jar and string lights.

Then, tie the string lights around the pole of the patio umbrella making sure it curls around so the lights look like they snake around the post.

 

Leafy Umbrella

Leafy Umbrella

I love this repurposed umbrella garden idea. For one, it is supremely unique. Plus, it is stunning to look at.

It takes a bit of work to place all the leaves on the umbrella to make it look this way. Plus, the color rotation is perfect as you don’t see any areas where leaves of similar colors clump together.

 

Tall Umbrella Garden Planter

Tall Umbrella Garden Planter

This umbrella garden idea makes use of a large patio umbrella and a big fruit basket that’s used as a planter.

The basket’s base give you a wide enough base to balance the big patio umbrella. And, the weight of the soil ensures a good low center of gravity so the entire thing won’t fall over.

 

Party Umbrella

Party Umbrella

Here’s a fun take on patio umbrellas in, around or near your garden. Adding colorful hanging balls or globes create a completely different look.

You can likewise add lights inside these balls to make them illuminate at night for added effect.

 

Hanging Umbrella Planter

Hanging Umbrella Planter

If you prefer having the hanging planter from above, you can hang the partially open umbrella from a post to create this wonderful look.

This take the flowers from the ground up a few feet in the air to add some height to your garden.

 

Hanging Jar Lights Under the Umbrella

Hanging Jar Lights Under the Umbrella

This is another patio umbrella idea that takes things up to the next level. By adding a few mason jar lights and attaching them to the inside of your umbrella, you’ll be able to create your very on “chandelier”.

One dusk arrives, the lights will shine bright to lighten up your yard or garden.

 

Sources

  • Half Open Umbrella Flower Planter – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/409898003592002874/
  • Metal Umbrella Garden Decor – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12244230219259590/
  • Overhead Umbrella Lights – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19351473368967658/
  • DIY Planter Umbrella Stand – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/333125703691574525/
  • Happy Barrel with Umbrellas – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/7670261847175318/
  • Umbrella with String Lights Rain – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/17029304826720224/
  • Lighted Garden Umbrella for the Patio – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/317433473742293188/
  • Tall Umbrella Garden Planter – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/15973773665490360/
  • Party Umbrella – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145241156705764186/
  • Hanging Jar Lights Under the Umbrella – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/517280707186001697/

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