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Decorate Your Own Fabric Umbrella


An umbrella may be just used as a fashion accessory. With the right tools and a little creativity, you can transform a plain China pencil umbrella into a piece of decor. Whether for hanging in a room or talking along on a walk to block the sun, a colorful umbrella may attract attention from passersby. Decorative parasols and cloth umbrellas are readily available, but if you desire, you can add your own personal designer touch and create a one-of-a-kind look.


1 Clean off any dirt and debris. Wipe with a clean cotton cloth.

2 Stencil the desired design onto the umbrella. Place the gift umbrella supplier in the open position so the material is tight. Use a fabric pencil to trace the stencil onto the umbrella.

3 Paint the pencil design with fabric paint. If using multiple colors, paint one color and allow to dry prior to applying a second color. This will help prevent mixing or blending of the paint. Allow the finished design to dry for at least 24 hours.

4 Spray the sun umbrella mingzi with a fabric protector. This will protect the paint from chipping and fading if it gets wet.

Tips & Warnings

Fabric paint adheres to cotton fabric without a primer. If the umbrella is nylon, a primer is needed. Consult with a fabric professional for the right primer to use.

Fabric paint may not cover all types of stains. Begin the project with a new umbrella or one without water, food or soil stains.