What I Made
Super cute umbrella holder, to jazz up those spring rainy days. I wrapped a pringles can in fabric, added a zipper and a strap and presto.
How I Made it
Supplies: You can use a Voss water bottle, Pringles can , anything with a cylinder shape that can handle a little water.
Hot glue, or non toxic craft glue
Chain, stones, tassels
Twine, or rope
Needle and thread
Prep your canister. Make sure the inside is clean and dry. You are going to cut down one side (leaving the top and bottom rims on) approximately 3” wide.
Hot glue your lid or cap to the rest of your cylinder.
Cut your fabric slightly larger than your cylinder. Make sure you have ample space for when the umbrella is inside.
Glue your fabric to your cylinder. I smudge a small amount of glue from top to bottom and smooth down as I go. You don’t want your fabric to buckle.
Now the tricky part. It’s time to install your zipper. I used a zipper I had that was longer than what I needed so I glued it inside of the canister. You can simply hand stitch your zipper to your fabric. Me, I glued mine shhh don’t tell.
Now its time to cover up those rough edges. I used a curtain tie that I randomly found in my box o crap. So open up yours, I’m sure there’s a belt, scarf or something you can use to beautify the edges of your umbrella holder. I used hot glue and wrapped the fabric around the seam.
Tassel Time. I used a tassel because I had one. It isn’t necessary but adds some flare to your bag. I used the tassel from the curtain tie. I filled the inside rim with glue and pressed firmly to the bottom of the umbrella holder.
Your just about done. It’s time to add your chain. I punched a hole on the top and bottom of the canister. You can opt to sew your chain to the outside. A light weight aluminum chain is best.
You are done! Even though it will have to be a rainy day for you to use it (or you can just through your keys, I.D. lip gloss and go as a evening bag), you will still be in style. Through this bag over your shoulder with your favorite cross body bag, rolled up jeans, t shirt and your favorite wellies.
Tips and Tricks
- Iron your fabric first
- use a cylinder that is water proof
- if you put clasps on both sides of the straps you can wear it as a necklace