DIY Flower Pot for Around a Umbrella


DIY Flower Pot for Around A Umbrella

April showers are bringing the May flowers! Today I am so excited to share my latest creation, the DIY Flower Pot for around a umbrella.

Those of you that have followed me for a while know that I spend a lot of time saying “if I can not find what I want, I will just make one instead”. Well here is another prime example, of not being able to find what I wanted and creating it instead. Ta dah, I present the Flower Pot that fits around your umbrella stand.

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Now I know that this product does actually exist, I looked it up online at several places and they ranged $40-$100 a piece. I picked up this little gem for only $11.00 in store for a single basket, you can order the set online: 16 in. Outdoor Hanging Basket at Walmart. Then $3.33 for 1 1/2″ diameter PVC pipe. So, for under $15 (flowers not included) we were able to create this great planter for my summer centerpiece. 

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Umbrella Basket Liner JENRON DESIGNSSo here is what we did. The base of the hanging basket already had perforated holes in the base. My husband used a jig saw with a metal cutting blade to cut out between the holes. Sizing Liner JENRON DESIGNSThis does not need to look perfect, since it is the bottom. It just needs to have the 1 1/2″ diameter opening for the PVC pipe and Umbrella base to pass through. Umbrella Basket JENRON DESIGNSNext we measured the height of the PVC and marked it with a pencil. We did this since we do not want the pipe  to stick out past the top of the basket. Making The Height JENRON DESIGNSMy husband then cut off the PVC pipe, with a hacksaw, to the desired length.Cutting PVC JENRON DESIGNSThis step is optional, but since I tend to have touch of OCD, I spray painted the tip of my pipe that might be seen past the dirt level. Again, this is completely optional and has no effect on how functional the basket is, it is only for my decreeing eyes that will always land on the white edge through the flowers and drive me nuts. LOLUmbrella Holder JENRON DESIGNSOnce it is dry you place the PVC pipe into basket making sure that it pushes through the mesh liner. I recommend lightly scoring the mesh with a X to make this part easy. Once in place, fill up the flower basket with dirt and plant your flowers. Umbrella Basket Spacer JENRON DESIGNSHopefully, once the flowers are in place you will not see the PVC pipe at all. I would recommend using taller flower towards the middle and lower ones to the outer edges to create a mounded effect. This will help to cover the PVC pipe too.Flower Umbrella Basket JENRON DESIGNSI have used Salvia Vista White, a taller plant, towards the middle. Followed by a ring of Magellan Mix Zinnias. Along the outer edges I tucked in some Camara Carlos Lantana, which grow outward and create some dripping effects. I was able to pick all these beauties up at Abbotts Creek Nursery, one of my favorite places to go pick up annuals in the local area.

Flower Basket JENRON DESIGNSWe then placed the bottom of our umbrella pole into the center on the flower basket all the way through to the umbrella stand at the base. This will be able to stay here throughout the summer too, for easy attachment of the umbrella top, or it can be removed, if you do not like the way it sticks out of the arrangement.

Umbrella Basket Complete DIY JENRON DESIGNSThis will allow us to just snap on our umbrella top when needed on those extra sunny days.  We can still access the crank mechanism to raise and lower the umbrella too.

Flower Basket DIY JENRON DESIGNSSince the arrangement does not take up the entire table and is contained to the center, you have plenty of space for your table settings and even a few larger food trays.

Umbrella Basket JENRON DESIGNSI am so happy I decided to go ahead and make what I wanted instead of trying to search online or order something that I would pay a fortune for and end up not liking. Not only is this option affordable, it is space saving and helps to anchor your table and umbrella even more than just the base and table. You would be surprised at the additional stability it provides on a windy day.

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  1. I love making my own things too instead of buying. Your flowers look really pretty. It’s a great idea.

  2. Jubilee D Meyer

    This looks so great and very doable!

  3. Omg this is such a brilliant idea! My table needed something like this!! The price is even better!! So excited to try this!

  4. This is so cute! What a great idea to add for summer decor and to hide the pole base! Love it!

  5. Farmhouse Fixer Upper

    Jen this is a really great idea for the summer, and the perfect way to dress up those umbrellas. Thank you for all your time and help!

  6. Our Little Fox Hole

    This is very beautiful, ideal and it looks so pretty. Great idea.

  7. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I have dubbed myself a crazy plant lady, and spend a lot of time on my back porch. This would make our back porch even more beautiful! Thank you so much for the idea! Definitely pinning for later.

  8. What a great idea Jennifer, the flowers are beautiful and I can see how the extra weight around the umbrella stand would be useful. We tend to get some strong winds here so this will be useful!

  9. This is so adorable, such a fun project to try.

  10. Luna S

    This is an awesome idea and it looks fantastic.

  11. What a beautiful, creative design! You definitely make me want to revisit my diy arts and crafts side.

  12. What a perfect project. I’m going to have to give it a try!

  13. I love ideas like this! Budget-friendly and beautiful. Thanks for the DIY!

  14. This is a really cute idea. It adds a great boost of color to your patio table. It’s really cool how it goes around the umbrella as well. Great Job!

  15. Very cute idea. I love the view off of your deck.

  16. Nailil

    This is a great DIY. I should give it a try and spruce up my yard.

  17. Kathrin Breshears

    Hey, I think your site amazing! Great ideas and always easy to follow DIY’s,just a superb blog!

  18. The Wooly Farmhouse

    Very interesting idea for a patio table with umbrella. I think we are getting one at the end of season this year so I need to pin this idea for next summer.

  19. Amanda Perry

    Nice site. This would even be pretty for outdoor wedding tables around a bar area. Great idea.

  20. 3+4 Chest of Drawers

    Hеy there, You have done a great job on this DIY. I definitely digg it and I will personally recommend to my friends and followers. I’m confident they’ll bе benefited from thiѕ sіte.

  21. Southern Sassyfrass

    I really like this idea I need to pin this for next year!

  22. The Delightful Farmhouse

    I was looking for this post since I wanted to add a few mums to our back patio furniture we just picked up at the end of season. Great idea and it works perfectly.

  23. sunshine and daisies

    This is the perfect DIY for my new patio set, love this idea so much! Thanks for the great inspiration friend.

  24. Shar

    Such a simple way to get a lovely flower pot! Innovative and well illustrated with great photos.

  25. So lovely, I would never have thought of this idea. The flower arrangements are just beautiful.

  26. This is so beautiful, and I love your visions for making what you can’t find! I think it turned out great!

  27. This is so cool! I was trying to find a unique way to display my edible flowers and this is perfect!

  28. It would be perfect for herbs for sure! I love that idea!

  29. This is awesome and perfect for summer! I’d love to have some pretty flowers lying around, an eye candy!

  30. bella

    oh my gosh what! this is an amazing idea, I totally need to do this at my table

  31. I can’t wait to make this for my deck table!

  32. Shalanda Alonzo Cordero

    Such a great idea we teach classes and provide and supply flowers for students, to use while we apply any of these schools of thought. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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