DIY Retro Beach Umbrella — This DIY Retro Beach Umbrella is the perfect summer project! Plus, a little retro never hurt anybody. Super easy and fun, get the full DIY here.
Why “put some fringe on it” isn’t the token saying for summer, I will never know. It’s definitely the on-going staple in my book as of right now. Or at least adding some tassels to something is, if nothing else.
Not to worry, we will be tackling the tassel trend verrrry soon. And we’ve nailed the DIY retro beach umbrella task in the meantime!
I can also honestly say that this is one of those DIY’s that looks even better in person than it does in photos. This fringe is just too pretty.
Seriously! It also doesn’t hurt that you can fringe alllll of the summer things with this same simple tutorial, and a single order of materials…
Materials Needed To Make A DIY Retro Beach Umbrella
- 3″ Chainette fringe in assorted colors — I bought mint, orange red, and pink from Etsy.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Beach umbrellas — We used these two colors from Ikea Summer 2016 collection.
- Matching thread and needle — Optional to reinforce the glue if you’d like!
How To Make A DIY Retro Beach Umbrella
So this project is SUPER simple. Literally all you have to do is hot glue the fringe trim to the outside of the beach umbrella a few inches at a time, letting it cool to secure the weight of each section before moving on.
If you want to make sure it’s really reinforced, you can use matching thread and a needle hand-sew overtop of the fringe trim as well.
But we left as with just hot glue and it held up just fine during a windy photo shoot!
Now all you need is a yellow polka dot bikini, and you’ll have the full retro ensemble! What can I say? I just can’t stay away from the retro thing, and this fringe totally completes the look
I hope you all ready for some more summer fun projects. Because we have PLENTY more where this came from coming at you soon!
Styling Sources and Location
- Photographed at On Point Custom Homes
- Chairs and table setting
- Colorful pillow
- Round beach towel
- DIY planter
- Pineapple sipper
13 thoughts on “Outdoor Decor: DIY Retro Beach Umbrella”
Ahhhhhhh. So cute. Thanks for the inspiration.
Yay! SO glad you were inspired! :D
After a weekend or two of gardening I think I have the perfect spot for some umbrella’s like this! Think I need to get my glue gun out!!
Yes!!! Send us photos :)
Really great Idea, but also the Chairs, the Tables and the Vase are really nice and are The Perfect Summer Acceossoires
Ah! this is amazing. I have absolutely no use for a fringed beach umbrella but want one sooooo bad right now.
So cute! You continue to amaze and inspire me. Xo
Cute! Adding fringe to a beach umbrella makes it look so much more darling. How do you think fringe could work on a sport umbrella, though?
Likely By Sea
So cute! So easy! I only worry that wind and weather would ruin the fringe. Any experience with that yet?
It was super windy the day we were shooting this, and the fringe was totally fine. It’s only three inches, so it’s not really long enough to get tangled up. I wouldn’t recommend leaving the umbrellas out in the weather though, regardless of DIY’ing them with fringe or not :)
Oh wow! This is an amazing DIY! It looks exquisite!