Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little Umbrella

I was watching TV early one morning, and a Canadian show with two guys named  Steven and Chris was on.  I think that's what it's called but I could be wrong.  I don't usually watch it but it was around 4:30am and believe me, out in the boonies without satellite, that is all that's on....well except for the Amazing Gain Two Cup Sizes "Bra" infomercial.
Anyways, the boys were making these cute little drink umbrellas and I thought, "Hey I can do that too".  I started at about 5am and by 7 am, this is what I accomplished. 
I actually just lied...I have no idea what time it was that I started or finished, but from what I accomplished, I would say maybe two hours.

I used my new cutter and set the dial for 4 3/4.  I cut any circular pattern with a solid center

I also cut just a circle. (Not shown)

I took a gold felt marker and just went around the outside of this style

Now cut a slice of pie.

Glue the two cuts together and you get an umbrella.

I cut the last three.

This was two bamboo skewers from the dollar store.  I cut them in half with a pair wire cutters.

I pushed the skewer through the umbrella and glued a bead to the top.

I found this grommet in my button stash.  I actually think it's the other end to a snap.  I glued it to the center, with hot glue.  I put a fancy bead on top of one and a button on the top of another.

Gee, it kinda looks like I'll be doing a lot of "drinkin".

Well, I"ll hope for a mild hangover....haha  just kidding!
Soda and lime juice.
These would look cute skewered into food too.

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  1. So Cute, these would be great for a little pool side party in some bright funky summery colours.

  2. A totally cute idea! Not only could these be used in drinks, but as embellishments on party trays, as well.

    Thanks for sharing this fun craft at Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage