Are you among the people whose residents aren’t furnished with an adequate patio table? Do you have a shade in your backyard? Well, you need not worry if you don’t have trees, a pergola, or a gazebo to give you the shade you’ve coveted for years. While you can’t control the weather on your wedding day for instance, you can be prepared with the forecast by bringing a gorgeous umbrella that won’t just keep you from being rained on but also make the function colorful.
Making an umbrella stand can be as easy as recycling the old bucket paint you have been struggling with for years. In particular, you may customize your self-made umbrella stand to blend with your set of patio furniture with utmost ease. Here is the complete guide on how to make an umbrella stand.
Here is What You’ll Need
Remember to keep these items in mind as you go about creating this stand.
- A paint bucket (preferably 5-gallon capacity)
- Well prepared concrete to prevent the umbrella from spinning
- Potting soil
- A flower pot
- A PVC pipe that fits your umbrella
- Patio umbrella
- Flowers (your favorite)
Please follow these steps to assemble your umbrella stand.
The first step will involve setting up your bucket. You may require some assistance to hold the PVC pipe in place. Here’s what you will do:
- Fit the pipe at the middle of the bucket
- Fill the bucket with quick-set concrete (leave a couple of inches unfilled)
Note: the concrete will hold your umbrella firm, particularly on windy days.
This step will involve ensuring that your bigger flower pot is ready to be incorporated with the concrete bucket. These steps will come in handy:
- Place your concrete bucket inside the flower pot
Note: You must remember that the bucket is filled with concrete, and it will be heavier than you think. Be sure to get some extra assistance not to injure your back. Also, ensure that the concrete bucket lies at the center of the pot.
Do you remember the potting soil you put aside for this exercise? The time has come to put it to practical use. Fill the remaining space in your pot with potting soil. Ensure that the soil fills even the few remaining inches of the concrete bucket. Ensure that the potting soil is filled to your desired height. This is the time to add the flowers that you had set aside for this exercise. Space the flowers to avoid overcrowding. Also, remember not to put them too far apart.
Note: This could be the most enjoyable part of the process of making your DIY umbrella stand.
This is the time to step back and admire what you have done. However, you may take a few minutes to put the umbrella stand at the location you will want the stand to be situated in your residence. Take a little time to add some spectacular hue to your umbrella stand. Adding a layer of paint to the pot will increase its longevity and ensure that it matches the furniture pieces around.
Making an umbrella stand by yourself can be fun. This is the moment to empty your store while giving your outer spaces a stunning look. It doesn’t have to cost you a lot of bucks. You will only require the things in your local area to get the job done. These are a few simple steps that will let you have your umbrella stand in no time.