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I never thought that I would make a DIY umbrella! Los Angeles was experiencing a four year drought, but that ended this year with the onslaught of rain we received in December, January, and February. And it’s still raining here and there! So, I figured it was time to make a cute umbrella! I’ve always wanted one of those rainbow striped clear dome umbrellas, but $38 is a lot to pay for an umbrella that might get 2-3 uses in the next few years. So I decided to make my own, but I didn’t trust my rainbow stripe skills (maybe next time), and decided to make this cute Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow umbrella instead complete with a bright yellow sun and raindrops! The best part? It only cost me $8. I found the clear umbrella at Daiso – you know, the Japanese dollar store? And the Cricut vinyl was on-sale for $5.99. Boom! Easy, cute, $8 umbrella! Here’s the how-to:
- Clear Umbrella
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine!
- Cricut Vinyl in Sunshine
- Cricut Vinyl in Caribbean
- Font or use a font in Cricut’s Design Space
You’ll need to make a few shapes in Cricut Design Space: a large circle (just under 12″ in order to fit on the 12×12 cutting mat) and about a dozen triangles for the sun’s rays. If your umbrella has a point on the top, you’ll need to measure it’s diameter and weld a smaller circle cutout into the large circle. You can also find raindrops in the Cricut Design Space. I cut out about 36 of them. And finally, you can use a font from the Cricut Design Space library, or you can upload your own font and create the saying “the sun will come out tomorrow.” Other fun sayings and images? “It’s raining cats and dogs” with cut-outs of cats and dogs, “rain is confetti from the sky” with multi-colored raindrops, and “april showers bring may flowers” with raindrops and flowers. I cut out the circle and triangles onto paper in order to use them as templates to make sure they worked before cutting the vinyl. It worked, so I cut them out on vinyl and attached them to the umbrella. You may need to use scissors and cut a line into the circle to make sure it lays flat, but it’s a simple fix. Then I cut out the words and raindrops and affixed them to the umbrella, too. And now, I’m physically ready for more rain! But really, I’m mentally ready for summer!
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