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Pinterest Challenge: Singing In The Rain

I’m so excited to be back with another monthly Pinterest challenge!

Yes! You read that correctly! Our host, Cindy, from County Road 407, has decided to make this a monthly occurrence and I’m so glad she did. It really helps to get the creative juices flowing when you’re up against a large group of very talented bloggers.

Or maybe I just like a challenge. 😀

If you missed our last challenges you can go look at February’s HERE and March’s HERE.

Now go grab a fresh cup of coffee and find a comfy spot to sit because we have all sorts of amazing blog posts for you to read. I will link them all at the end of this post.

As with all our challenges we have an inspiration photo and then we make something that fits our own style using some of the same basic elements.

If you are visiting from Art and Sand, wasn’t Carol’s version darling? I sure love the unexpected colors of the cheerful florals she used and how natural her arrangements always look.

Inspiration photo

As you can see it is a spring door “wreath” utilizing some form of a container and beautiful spring flowers/items.

I already had a wreath on my front door when I first received the inspiration photo but immediately knew I wanted something much different for this challenge and so I began digging through my craft closet looking for something to use as the “container”.

My design

It wasn’t long before I came across a sunny yellow umbrella that my momma had sent some time ago. It was perfect! What says spring more than an umbrella? Nothing much in these parts. We get a lot of rain in the springtime.

If you’ve been following me for long you’ve probably already discovered that I’m obsessed with white tulips this spring. Especially if you follow me on Instagram! Isn’t it funny how a certain color or theme can just speak to you each season and it changes from year to year? This year I can’t get enough white tulips!

And so I began with my yellow umbrella and some white tulips and came up with the rest as I went along. Here’s how:

First I trimmed off the strip that holds the umbrella closed. I didn’t want that hanging from my arrangement.

Then I grabbed some pretty black and white script ribbon and tied it around the umbrella loosely to keep it from opening any further and to dress it up.

Next I made a fluffy bow from the same ribbon and wired it onto the tie. I did not attach it permanently to the umbrella as I wanted to be able to determine it’s placement once I had the flowers inside.

I gathered up a handful of white tulips and arranged them in my hand so that they formed a pleasing, one sided bouquet in my hand. Then I put an elastic band around their stems to hold them like this.

Next for the filler. I started with a few pieces of these white feathery bits, placed randomly between the tulips.

It felt like I needed some greenery so I first played around with placing some of the tulip leaves randomly but didn’t like this look….

Faux boxwood was the perfect thing! I cut short lengths and tucked it in between the tulips here and there along with some more of the white sprigs.

All done! Now just to put it on my front door and “pretty up” that area a little.

It’s very simple but who says simple isn’t the best? I gave my door a coat of SW Rain, planted a lovely little fern in the urn by my door and layered some pretty rugs.

Are you ready to check out all the beautiful and creative arrangements the others have come up with? Let’s go!

Next up is Paula from Sweet Pea. I love her beautiful metal container and the white and green color scheme she used. I guess great minds think alike as far as colors this challenge, right? 😀

Blogger’s Links

Simply click on any of the links below and it will take you straight to their blog post.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my posts. I love sharing my creations with y’all and reading your wonderful comments.

County Road 407

Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Our Southern Home

Decor To Adore

Bluesky At Home

Art And Sand

Sweet Pea

Decorate And More With Tip

French Ethereal

Let’s Add Sprinkles

Le Cultivateur

Lora Bloomquist

A Heart Filled Home

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36 Comments

  1. Using an umbrella for a spring wreath is a festive idea. The white and green of the florals contrasts nicely with the yellow of the umbrella. Your guests are going to like this when they see it on your door.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Paula. I appreciate the compliments. Its definitely something different and fun than the more common wreaths I often do.

  2. How clever! I love it!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Jodi!

  3. I just love the umbrella wreath…so whimsical and fun!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks! That’s the feel I wanted for sure and its fitting for spring around these parts.

  4. This is so cute. I love umbrella door arrangements. The yellow is perfect.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Katie. I thought it was time to do something a little different than I normally do for the front door.

  5. This is just beautiful Tara and very inspiring! You did a great job on this ..

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you, Teresa. It was a lot of fun.

  6. Cute idea using an umbrella. Very cute!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Terrie. I’m glad you like it.

  7. April showers and May flowers all in one. Love your front door decor!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Laura. I had so much fun working on this one again.

  8. Julie says:

    I think it’s lovely, Tara… And I wouldn’t call it simple at all. Perfect! Love the white tulips with the boxwood… nice choice! Be sure to link-up at Homestyle Gathering… we went live this morning!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Julie. I sure will. On my way now!

      1. Julie says:

        So glad to have you, sweet friend!

        1. stilettosandshiplap says:

          Thanks Jule

  9. Love how this turned out Tara. The yellow is perfect with your door color. Very Springy! Thanks for joining in today.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Cindy! It was my pleasure. Thanks for hosting 😀

  10. Awww, so cute! Love your umbrella with all it’s beautiful blooms, Tara. The white tulips are stunning! I can see why you chose those as the feature flower. Lovely! Glad to be part of the PC with you again. 🙂

    Happy spring,
    Barb 🙂

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      You too, Barb! Aren’t those tulips striking? I must admit I’ve bought quite a few of them this spring 😄

  11. Well, if that isn’t the most adorable umbrella arrangement!

    You are so clever.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Lol Thanks Carol

  12. Using the yellow umbrella is brilliant!! I love the bright color mixed with the white tulips and the ribbon. So cute, cheerful and creative.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Carol! I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge

  13. I love this, Tara! The color scheme is awesome, and the hourglass shape of the tulips looks perfect in the umbrella! (btw…I love this font;)

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Lora. I can’t resist white tulips this year. I just recently restyled my website and fell for this font too! 😊

  14. I just love your umbrella door decor! The yellow and white adds bright color on rainy April days. So so cute! I have been wanting to make an umbrella door decoration for a long time. Definitely pinning for future inspiration!

    So happy to join you for this challenge. Happy spring!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      I thought about it for a while also but just didn’t get around to it. That’s what I love about this challenge. It forces us to do some of the things we’ve been wanting to do for a while. Pin away! It was so quick and easy….

  15. Emily says:

    Tara, this is so cute!!! Such a darling idea to use an umbrella!!! This is such a perfect arrangement for your front door for the spring!!! Love it!
    ~Emily

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks Emily. It was such a fun challenge again.

  16. This came out so cute. I just luv it! I’d luv to invite you to share it with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday, which runs Wednesdays-Mondays. Hope you’ll stop by! https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/single-post/2018/06/20/Wall-to-Wall-DIY-Wednesday

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Ann! I will do that…

  17. Absolutely amazing idea! Stunning project. I love it! The door looks really pretty with this unusual decoration. Best regards from Magdalena /DT DIY

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much! I do like things that aren’t just your common everyday decor that you see on everyone else’s door as well.

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