Paper Umbrella Craft Project

2 Jul

Here is the first of several paper craft projects I’ll be sharing with you using some of the digital papers I’m giving away here! The deadline to enter is July 31, 2014.

Paper UmbrellasThese super cute 3″ paper umbrellas can be used as picks for cupcakes or as stir sticks for your favorite party drinks.

Materials Needed

Paper Umbrella Template (Makes 3)

8” X 11 1/2” sheet white paper


1/4” double sided tape

1/4” brad (optional)

Hot glue gun and glue


Stir stick

Paper Umbrella template photoPrint the Paper Umbrella Template on the sheet of paper and then print the desired digital paper on the back. I used 24 lb paper.


Cut off the white (unprinted) ends, circle templates and instructions, then score across the paper in 1/4” intervals using the dotted lines as a guide. If using a scoring board use the 1/4” lines on the board.

accordion fold and secure endsCut one 1 1/2” wide strip (between the dotted lines), accordion fold the strip and then secure the ends to form a circle.

collapse center to form umbrella shapeCollapse the center to form the umbrella shape you want. If you want to add a paper cone top rather than a brad, make it first by cutting out the circle, cut the slit, form into a cone, and glue.

hot glue center and add topWhile holding the umbrella in place, add some hot glue inside the center opening, insert the brad and hold it in place until the glue cools enough to retain its shape.

If adding a paper cone top, add the hot glue in the center, hold the umbrella until the glue cools, and then hot glue on the cone.

hot glue toothpick slide on stir stickLastly, hot glue the toothpick or purchased stir stick to the inside.



3 Responses to “Paper Umbrella Craft Project”

  1. RobbyeFaye July 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM #

    How cute. I have always liked the little umbrellas-now I can make them! Thanks.

    • pegeads July 2, 2014 at 4:18 PM #

      Oh, thank you! They are cute and easy to make.


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