My coworker Rachel gets married a month from today, and yesterday we threw her a surprise bridal shower at work. I was in charge of gifts. I also had to make an umbrella light to tie in with the shower theme. My other coworker found the idea on Pinterest and showed us at a secret shower planning meeting. Another coworker even had the busted umbrella.
I’m embarrassed to admit that even though I’ve been blogging for more than a year now and totally know how this whole before and after thing works, I TOTALLY forgot to take a picture of just the light. I was too excited about the surprising.
Anyway, to make your own umbrella light, you need an umbrella. And lights.
Carefully remove all of the fabric from your umbrella so it’s naked and rather dangerous-looking.
Spray paint the heck out of your umbrella. I went with white because my lights had a white cord.
Let your umbrella dry and touch up any spots that didn’t get adequate coverage. Be careful because those spokes can be dangerous!
Next, wrap your umbrella with lights however you please! You can see the light hanging from the ceiling in the upper right corner of the photo.
And again, in the middle of the photo.
I think it would look even cuter in a rustic sort of setting and not a stuff conference room.
Rachel loves chocolate, so we had a ton of chocolate goodies: Fondue, brownies, mousse…. we even had Dana (Little King’s Confections) make a chocolate cake with strawberry filling. How pretty?!
Rachel was DEFINITELY surprised — especially since she thought she was wayyyyy late for a staff meeting.
Rookie move not getting a picture of the light by itself, but here’s another photo of the light, the cake and the bride-to-be.
Congrats, Rachel! Glad we were able to totally surprise you 🙂