DIY Polka Dot Umbrella

DIY Polka Dot Umbrella - Hello Natural

DIY Umbrella with Polka Dots

I think I stood in Target for about 10 minutes, debating what umbrella to buy. The mod-looking clear vinyl one? No thanks, I like to hide my rainy-day-hair. The super ginormous really expensive one? Nah, I’m sure I’ll lose this one like every other umbrella I’ve ever had. (What is it with umbrellas and sunglasses?)

So I went with the plain ol’ black. Borrrringggg. But with a few polka dots? Bring on the rain!

DIY Polka Dot Umbrella DIY Umbrella Supplies

To jazz up your umbrella you will need:

  • Acrylic paint. I used two different colors – a silver and a light blue – but it’s hard to tell in the pictures.
  • Circle sponge brush

Dip your brush into the paint and start stamping! I alternated the two colors with each row. My (attempted) pattern was to offset each row of circles from the one below. It’s not perfect but I doubt anyone is going to stare too closely.

DIY polka dot umbrella - Henry Happened

diy polka dot umbrella

And it’s a good thing I finally have an umbrella because we woke up to a tornado warning. Yikes. Hope everyone stays safe!


chases 3 small kids and edits Hello Natural

Stay Connected



  1. says

    This is soooo cute! We love it and would like to feature it on our website, Of course, we will link right back to you for instructions!

  2. Zama says

    Hi there, absolutely ADORE your site. I just want to know when it starts to rain, wont the paint be ruined, I absolutely LOVE this idea just worried about the rain.

    Zama :)

    • gerbermom says

      Yep, it hits me about this time every year that I have no idea where my umbrella is. Where do all those umbrellas, sunglasses and socks end up?

  3. says

    I bought an expensive Marimekko umbrella a few years ago and it broke about a week later. And then my heart broke too. Sigh. I’ve been stuck with an ugly cheapo umbrella since then, but I like your idea of jazzing it up a little with polka dots. So cute!

    • gerbermom says

      It rained like crazy yesterday – a funny coincidence for this post! – and the umbrella was great. It survived with no streaks!

  4. says

    Wow! I would have never thought to do this. This is why I love reading blogs. What a great idea. This is especially great for a kids project! Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>