DIY Personalized Umbrella – Easy Gift in Minutes

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It’s nice to be able to give a gift to a friend or coworker when they are feeling down just to show them that they are in your thoughts and remind them that someone cares. When those moments come about – like a bad break-up or maybe the loss of a job or other misfortunes you can make your loved ones a DIY personalized umbrella as a perfect easy gift!

Umbrella Personalized Gift

You’ll need:

  • Umbrella
  • BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers
  • Card or Notepad

To start, pick out an umbrella that you like. I picked out this really cute umbrella with shades of blue that would go perfect with the quote I would use on my umbrella and fit my theme. It was just $5 at Walmart, making the whole gift really budget friendly but still incredibly thoughtful.

Umbrella Personalized Gift

Once you have your umbrella, you can start to plan your design. You can write anything you want on the umbrella to fit whatever theme you want from a wedding to a new baby congratulations to a happy birthday and anything else in between. I wanted to make mine personalized for someone hitting a rough patch as that is an area that is hard to gift for when you still want to share something thoughtful with your friend.

Umbrella Personalized Gift

I wanted to play up the blues in my umbrella so I used a BIC Mark-It Permanent Marker in Misty Blue. The color went beautifully with all the different shades of blue on my Umbrella already. It had enough contrast to be interesting but also blended in nicely so that my design didn’t feel out of place.

Umbrella Personalized Gift

I started by drawing on rain drops on one panel of the umbrella. When I got about halfway down, I started writing my quote:

“You won’t see the rainbow without the rain”

Then, to add in some color and a pop that would help the quote stand out, I colored in a rainbow right on the umbrella as well. Finally, I wrote out a note to go with the note, and folding my notepad note right into the folds of the umbrella as I rolled it closed.

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Check out this quick tutorial video where I show you firsthand how I designed my personalized umbrella gift. I also make a fun and simple treasure map in the clip, too!

Umbrella Personalized Gift

These two simple DIY ideas are part of BIC’s free PDF Merry Marking printable. You can get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking with BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers!

Now, I challenge my friends Michelle, Aubrey and Bethany to give this a try! It will be a perfect gift for passing along to a friend in need!

How would you personalize your umbrella?

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About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


DIY Personalized Umbrella – Easy Gift in Minutes — 21 Comments

  1. What a cute idea. Will have to try this with my Granddaughter. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Cathy

  2. I love this idea! We have so many plain umbrellas laying around it would be fun to decorate them like this. I also think this is a sweet gift to give to a friend who might be feeling down. a simple smile.

  3. This is a great idea for those who tend to lose umbrellas (like me). Having one with a custom message would make it more likely to get returned, I think.

  4. that is a great gift idea. I’ll have to remember this. I know my mom would love this especially if my girls made this.

  5. How cute is this? What a fun personalized gift! This would make the perfect “grandparent”gift!

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  7. Oh my gosh! This is such an amazing idea! My sister uses an umbrella all the time and this would be a perfect gift for her! I would let both of the kids get creative and draw some designs on it and the rainbow for sure. Thanks for another great idea!!