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Umbrella + Roller = Awesome New DIY

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Jessica
09.18.14

If you don’t count Mary Poppins, umbrellas are pretty low on the fun scale. They keep the rain from ruining your day, sure, but otherwise they’re like white rice. Blah, plain, boring.

Boring bugs us, so we decided to spice up our umbrellas with a DIY pattern! We love this NotWallpaper roller, but any stencil that suits your fancy will work.

Once your umbrella has some bling on it, you’ll be doing a rain dance in no time. For rain dance lessons, check out this adorable French bulldog. (You’re welcome.)

For this project, you’ll need:

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1. Using the Paintbrush, Coat the Roller with Paint

Using a paintbrush for this step will ensure that the roller is fully covered with paint. (If you just roll it on, some of the details may not show.)

2. Roll the Roller onto Your Umbrella

With the umbrella closed, flatten one panel at a time. Then, roll the paint-coated roller from the bottom of the panel about halfway up the umbrella. Give each panel three to five minutes to dry before moving to the next one.

3. Continue Painting each Panel of Your Umbrella

Repeat the process for each panel of your umbrella until the entire bottom half has been painted.

4. Let It Dry. Then, Dance!

Once your umbrella is completely dry, it’s time to practice your rain dance so you can show off your awesome new accessory.

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