You probably already know how much fun it is to order a delicious, tropical cocktail and see a colorful little umbrella sticking cheerfully out of the top when it arrives at your table. Some people love cocktail umbrellas so much that they even buy them at home for when they make their guests drinks at dinner parties. They’re a fun, whimsical little addition to any beverage, alcoholic or otherwise. If you’re a crafty person like us, however, you’ve probably already also thought about how many different DIY projects you could use those little umbrellas for.
Check out these 15 awesome ways to use cocktail umbrellas for all kinds of creative projects beyond just making yourself a fun summer drink!
1. Cocktail umbrella lantern
Anna Halsey suggests making an amazingly colourful sphere shaped lantern that will let the light shine through the tissue paper of each umbrella, creating a rainbow glow. We love this idea for inside the house near a home bar or outside on the porch on hot summer nights.
2. Cocktail umbrella glasses
Are you a huge fan of decoupage? Well, cocktail umbrellas are a useful tool for that too! Jazz up a set of drinking glasses in a way that looks even more fun and tropical than the classic single umbrella look by detaching the tops and pasting them to the surface of the glass, just like Pom Pom Emporium did here.
3 . Cocktail umbrella bra
Are you a fashion lover who’s up for a bit of a challenge? Why not consider taking your Hawaiian luau costume to the next level? We absolutely adore this coconut bra alternative by Soroptimist Glendale made from the colourful tops of cocktail umbrellas to contrast with a grass skirt!
4. Cocktail umbrella mobile
KissofNirvana suggests adding a subtle splash of colour and summer to your room’s aesthetic by transforming little cocktail umbrellas into a hanging mobile. You’ll love how whimsical it looks when they twirl if you open the window.