DIY Umbrella Stand Planter: Amazing Patio Decorating Ideas

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Summer is almost here and it’s time to spend more time outdoors. This DIY umbrella stand planter project is perfect for adding a touch of greenery to your outdoor space while also providing a functional umbrella stand.

This project was inspired by a girl on Instagram, Jenny from @making_highview_home, who shared a hack for using a planter as an umbrella stand. I decided to take it a step further and add a planter on top of the stand to make it even more versatile and fun! I always love fresh patio decorating ideas and this DIY did not disappointed!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Creating A Jaw-Dropping DIY Umbrella Stand Planter

Below, I’m going to share the step-by-step process I took to create the umbrella stand & planter you see above. Ready to get started? Let’s get started!

Prepare the PVC Pipe

Head to your local Home Depot and grab a pre-cut PVC pipe that is 2 inches in diameter and 3 feet long. This will fit perfectly in the resin planter. Also grab a bag of fast-setting Quikrete and a PVC cap.

Assemble the umbrella stand

Place the PVC pipe in the center of the planter and use the Quikrete to secure it in place. Mix the Quikrete according to the package instructions and pour it into the planter around the PVC pipe. Use a stick or broom handle to smooth out the Quikrete and make sure the PVC pipe is standing upright. Once the Quikrete is set, add the PVC cap to the top of the pipe to keep the concrete from coming out.

Add the planter

Once the concrete is dry, place the bucket (with the PVC pipe in it) inside the planter. This will serve as the base for your umbrella stand.

Add the saucer

Flip the saucer upside down and mark where you will need to cut a hole in the center for the PVC pipe to fit through. Use a jigsaw to cut out the hole. Once the hole is cut, give the saucer a quick coat of Rust-Oleum painters touch in flat white. The paint may not stick well to the saucer, but that’s okay as long as it’s mostly white. Place the saucer on top of the PVC pipe and fill it with soil and plants of your choice

Enjoy your new umbrella stand/planter

Your new DIY umbrella stand/planter is now ready to use! You can use it to hold an umbrella or simply enjoy the greenery it brings to your outdoor space. The saucer can easily be removed to water the plants or change them out for different seasons.

This project is a great way to add a functional and beautiful piece to your outdoor space. The PVC pipe and Quikrete make for a sturdy umbrella stand, while the planter adds a touch of greenery. The saucer also makes it easy to change out the plants or remove the umbrella stand. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

Some additional tips for your DIY umbrella planter & stand:

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I use instead of an umbrella base?

Some alternatives to an umbrella base include using heavy objects such as bricks or pavers, or securing the umbrella to a table or deck with straps or ties.

What color of umbrella repels the sun?

Dark-colored umbrellas are more effective at blocking UV rays and keeping the area underneath cooler, compared to light-colored umbrellas.

Do all patio umbrellas need a base?

A base is required for most patio umbrellas to provide stability and prevent them from tipping over. However, some umbrellas are designed to be mounted to a surface or have a built-in base.

If you made it this far… thank you for taking the time to read this step by step DIY. As always, I’d love to know if you’re thinking about tackling this project or already have! Leave a comment below and let me know!

~Valerie 💕


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