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DIY Drink Umbrellas Made With Cricut

Aug 16, 2017 By Emily Miller
DIY Drink Umbrellas Made With Cricut

Hey, Lovelies! Emily here from B. Lovely Events and today I have another fun project that you can do with your Cricut and the new Cricut papers exclusive to JOANN Fabric And Craft Stores. There is nothing better than a refreshing sip on a hot summers day. To make it a real fiesta, adding some drink umbrellas and your favorite fruit is just the thing you need to kick your drinks up a notch. These umbrellas that we will make today will do just the trick!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores has the exclusive new Cricut papers and everything else you need to make these fabulous drink umbrellas!

Here is what you need:
New Cricut Foil Embossed Paper Silver/White
New Cricut Foil Embossed Paper Silver/Black
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Standard Cutting Mat
Cricut Tool Set
Hot Glue & Glue Gun
• Extra Long Toothpicks
• Blueberries or your favorite choice of fruit
• Drinks & Glasses of course!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 1: Pick out your perfect ruffled or scalloped circle from the Cricut Design Space. Any circle will so go with whatever stands out to you as a great look.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 2: Size your circle to about 5 inches or less. Add 2-3+ of this pattern to the design sheet to make multiple umbrellas of the same design. Hit the make it button in the top right corner.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 3: Pick your favorite papers from both the silver and white and silver and black paper stacks. Pull 1 of the papers from each stack. 2 or 3 patterns from each paper stack is great for this project. Reserve the 2nd identical paper from the stack for another fun décor project I’ll show you a bit later!

Add your chosen paper pattern to your standard cutting mat. I like to take the scraper to make sure all corners of the mat are pressed down.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 4: Set your Cricut to the cardstock setting and load the mat in the machine. Press go!

Step 5: Take your weeding tool and remove the circles from the sheet. Repeat this step for each pattern so you have multiple of each umbrella pattern.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 6: Now that you have your umbrella tops there are two types of designs that you can do with them.

• For the easiest and the roundest umbrella, simply take your scissors from the Cricut Tool set and cut a line from the edge to almost the center of your circle.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

• Take your glue gun and place a dot of hot glue on the right side of the cut. Fold over the left side over the right side, creating a little cone.

For a more parasol umbrella look:
• Take your circle and fold it in half. For the scalloped pattern that I chose, I folded the sides that didn’t have the tiny circles in them.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Fold in half lengthwise.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Open and fold in half again on the other side to make a T.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

You now have a T in folds. You will fold the paper again to make an X with the t or in other words, fold the paper in quarters.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

• Cut one fold from the edge to almost the center of the circle

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

• Take your glue gun and place a dot of hot glue on the right side of the cut. Fold over the left side over the right side, creating a little cone.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

You now have a mini parasol umbrella!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 7: Take your extra long toothpick and your glue gun. Add a dab of glue to the inside of your umbrella.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Add the toothpick to the glue and hold it there until the glue fully dries.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Repeat steps 6 & 7 for all of the circles that you made.

You now have your little drink umbrellas!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Add some fruit and put it in your favorite sip and you are good to go!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Extra Project Alert!

LOVE those paper chain decorations in the background? You can make them! They totally compliment your umbrellas and create a little set up for your guests. Here is how!

Step 1: Take the 2nd sheet of paper from the Cricut stacks that match your umbrellas. In the Cricut design space, insert a square and unlock it in the bottom corner. Elongate it to make a rectangle that is 1 inch wide and 9 inches long. Add a multiple of this pattern to max out your sheet.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 2: Set your Cricut machine to cardstock. Add your paper to the standard mat with the scraper to push down the corners. Load the mat into the machine and press go!

Step 3: Repeat with each paper that you want as part of your chain. Once you have several strips cut out from the different papers, you are ready to glue them together.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 4: Take your glue gun and add a dab of glue to one end. Take the opposite end of the strip and make a circle.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Step 5: Take another strip and circle it through the first circle that you made. Attach the ends like you did before. Repeat with each strip until you have a chain at your desired length.

DIY Drink Umbrellas

I just love how easy this decoration is and when you used embossed, foil paper like this, it really elevates it!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Combined, they make the perfect drink station for your next get together!

DIY Drink Umbrellas

DIY Drink Umbrellas

Cheers Lovelies!
Emily – B. Lovely Events

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