DIY Umbrella Stand

When summer is coming, spending more time outside would be great to enjoy the summer breeze. And the big umbrella in your garden is an essential thing. It works to protect you from the sun directly.

Opt for the DIY umbrella stand that will sharpen your woodworking skill. And if you are wondering how to make an umbrella stand properly, a list of the DIY umbrella stand ideas below will answer it.

Take a look at the ideas we have compiled and get the tools and challenge your skills.

DIY Planter Umbrella Stand

DIY Planter Umbrella Stand

Start from the easiest one. This two-in-one project is worth trying. Try upcycling the big pot and make it way more functional in your yard. The materials you will need to make it works are:

  • 1 – large planter big enough to fit a 5-gallon bucket inside
  • 1 – 5 gallon bucket
  • 1 – 2 foot section of 1 1/2″ PVC pipe
  • 1 – 50 lb bag of Quickcrete
  • Duck Tape
  • Extra container for pouring water
  • Water
  • Protective dust mask
  • Safety goggles

Grow some plants to add a fresh look and prevent the dull one. 

DIY Movable Umbrella Stand

DIY Movable Umbrella Stand

If you get bored easily, consider this DIY movable umbrella stand. You can move the umbrella to the best spot in your yard way easier.

This galvanized bucket is big enough to hold the umbrella sturdily. To make this DIY umbrella stand with wheels, you have to drill the bottom part to attach the wheels and create drainage holes.

Cover the unwanted look using the plants that will create a fresh and pretty accent. It could be the best option to decorate your yard both functionally and aesthetically at the same time.

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Grow The Flowers

DIY Potted Plant Umbrella Stand

Upgrade the function of the planter into the umbrella stand. It is easier than dig the yard and put the umbrella on it. This super easy project is worth trying you can do during your leisure time.

Create the cement base where you will put the PVC and hold the umbrella. Once it is perfectly set, you can start inserting the bucket with the soil, then decorating it with the plants.

The small plants with colorful flowers would be perfect to grow.

DIY Portable Umbrella Stand

DIY Portable Umbrella Stand

The perfect time to enjoy the fresh air and the warm weather is when summer is coming.

Enjoy the summer vibe under the sky, which is protected by the big umbrella. To make it stands sturdily, stick the PVC to the planter where you have inserted the cement mixture on it for the sake of the sturdiness.

And since the planter is not that big, you can move it as you wish easily.

Twin Umbrella

DIY Double Umbrella Stand

Make your patio feels way more comfortable with a perfect seating area. It is complemented by the twin umbrella, which offers you a shady seating area.

Get the following materials to make it:

  • Buckets/large planter
  • Gallon bucket
  • PVC pipe
  • Duck tape
  • 50lb bag of Quikrete
  • Gallon of water

After all, fill in the planter with concrete material or use soil only if you are planning on growing some plants. And if you choose the concrete, ensure you make a perfect concrete mixture.

Let it dries perfectly overnight to ensure it is perfectly set.

DIY Umbrella Stand Side Table

DIY Umbrella Stand Side Table
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There is nothing better than enjoying the summer vibe comfortably in the yard. You still can enjoy the summer vibe under this umbrella.
And if installing the umbrella is kind of tricky, try this project instead.

It is a DIY umbrella stand beside the table made out of cedarwood. It is known for its rough and outdoor appliance. Create the wooden frame, then install the other slats and create the side table.

Insert stand and umbrella through the hole in the center point of this patio.

The Cheaper The Better

DIY Cheap Umbrella Stand
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If you are wondering what is better than an easy DIY umbrella stand, the answer is the cheap umbrella stand. 

Even if you don’t spend lots of money, you don’t need to worry about the sturdiness of this umbrella stand. 

Get the following materials before you start making the umbrella stand. 

  • A pot
  • PVC pipe
  • Quickcrete
  • Hacksaw
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Hoe

Set the pipe in the middle of the pot, then pour the concrete mixture into the pot. Leave it overnight. Once it is perfectly set, put the umbrella. 

DIY Rolling Umbrella Stand

DIY Rolling Umbrella Stand

Enjoy the chill afternoon outside and keep your body protected by the umbrella over your head. Add some wheels under the metal rolling cart so that you can move it easily.

The aged look of the metal cart even makes the umbrella stand look stylish. Just like any other umbrella stand, it will need some quick set concrete to make it hold the umbrella sturdily and stably.

And if you want a more stylish look, paint black the umbrella base to make it looks perfect together with the cart.

DIY Wooden Umbrella Stand

DIY Wooden Umbrella Stand

The beauty of the natural ambiance that is formed from wood material is such a great option to add a warm hint to the yard.

Use the wood scraps and make a square wood box. Put the umbrella base into the wooden box before you pour the concrete. Leave overnight the concrete and let it set.

After all, attach the wooden slats to hide the concrete inside the box. Stain the wood with a brown accent that makes the umbrella stand looks gorgeous.

The Chic Installation

DIY Simple Umbrella Stand

Decorate your yard with an umbrella stand made out of wood material. Set the lumber and transform it into a wooden box. Make it way more functional through the caster installation.

To keep the wooden box stand sturdily while holding the umbrella, fill in the box with concrete. Let it hold the base of the umbrella stands strongly. Cover it with wooden slats, then you can start painting it.

Let it dries, and put it in the seating area in your yard.

Place It In Your Patio

DIY Small Umbrella Stand

Put back the umbrella to their place where you can find them easily. Place a small umbrella stand in front of your house. The light tone of the wood looks perfect that melts with the vibe of the stone wall behind it. 

Also, add the black hint through the corner braces.

Here are the supplies you will need: 

  • 1 8foot 1×8
  • 2 packs black corner braces
  • Nail gun
  • 1 inch 8g brads (or whatever gauge your nail gun requires)
  • Sliding Arm Miter Saw or Table Saw
  • Wood Stain
  • Foam Brush
  • Drill or Driver
  • Waterproofing (Polyurathane, Thompson’s Water Seal)
  • Small square metal

Make It Functional

DIY Functional Umbella Stand
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It is okay to bring the umbrella inside of your house. You only need to make sure that they are properly stored. Hence, bring in the umbrella stand to keep them stay in place safely. 

Challenge your skill by creating this umbrella stand, which is great for the limited space in your house. Supply materials you will need are:

  • 1 x 4 – 8’ White Wood
  • 150-Grit Sandpaper
  • Polyurethane Finish
  • Wood Glue
  • 1 1/4″ Screws

Let it exposes the natural color of the wood would be fine instead of painting it. 

DIY Entryway Umbrella Stand

DIY Entryway Umbrella Stand

Upcycle the value and the function of this old can and transform it into an umbrella stand. This project is worth trying during your leisure time. The golden can creates an eye-catching look in your house.

When the golden can is too extra, try combining it with the black paint. Apply the tape to keep the golden can, then start spraying the can with the black spray paint. After all, you can start using it as well.

DIY PVC Umbrella Stand

DIY PVC Umbrella Stand

Have a delightful experience of sunbathing inexpensively could be done in your own pool. And if you want a shady spot, an umbrella must be installed surrounding it. 

You will need the materials below, which will help you to make it works.

  • Plastic pot 
  • Bag of quickcrete
  • Piece of 2 inch PVC pipe 
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Post level if available
  • Bag of potting soil
  • Plants
  • Umbrella

Don’t let the planter looks dull. Grow some plants and flowers for a prettier and fresher look. 

Cover The Base Stylishly

DIY Umbrella Base Cover

This effortless umbrella stand is worth having that will hide the unwanted look of the umbrella base. It is simply made out of wood. This project doesn’t need lots of materials, which means you can save your money.

Create a small box that will cover the base as well. Polish the wood that will accentuate the texture and the warm tone of the wood. Infuse a rustic style by bringing in the candles, potted plants, and a lantern made out of rattan.

Stack The Cinder Blocks

DIY Concrete Umbrella Stand

When you are too lazy to make an umbrella stand and also on a budget, you will love how this project works. This easy peasy project could be done within minutes, which would be a perfect activity you can do during the weekend.

Bring the cinder blocks to the place you are going to install the umbrella stand, then stack them. Fill in the space inside the cinder block with the rocks to keep the umbrella pole stand stably.

DIY Outdoor Umbrella Stand

DIY Outdoor Umbrella Stand

This versatile feature would be perfect for your outdoor activity. 

It could be installed as an umbrella stand. On the other side, you can make it way more functional as a table. 

Supplies you will need:

  • Wooden boards
  • 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1 1/4″ pocket hole screw
  • Fasteners
  • 3/4″ wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • Umbrella
  • Umbrella base

Cut the wooden boards, then arrange it and make a table, along with the hole to put the umbrella pole. For some interesting look, try polishing it. 

Homemade DIY Umbrella Stand

Homemade DIY Umbrella Stand
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Hide the base of this umbrella stand with this wooden box adorably. The box makes the base of the umbrella stand looks way more attractive with this kind of finishing.

This kind of umbrella stand needs fewer wood materials, yet works the same way to hold the umbrella pole and hide the unwanted view of the base. Also, it could be a low table where you can add some potted plants.

Use The Wine Barrel

DIY Wine Barrel Umbrella Stand

Get your old wine barrel in your shed, and transform it into something great and way more functional. And if it is unavailable in your house, find it at the thrifting store would be great.

There is nothing much you need to do to make it works. You only need to put the umbrella pole to the hole in the center point of the lid of the barrel. Insert some sand or even concrete into the barrel to ensure it is sturdy enough to hold your umbrella.

DIY Cantilever Umbrella Stand

DIY Centilever Umbrella Stand

The umbrella installation in your backyard means a lot both functionally and aesthetically at the same time.

Aesthetically, it helps you to get a great spot in the backyard. Hence, you can bring this umbrella to the corner of your pool. This umbrella has a metal material base.

The metal material is way more durable than wooden material. Plus, it is way heavier, so you can ensure it could stand stably and sturdily.

DIY Umbrella Holder Table

DIY Umbrella Holder Table

This simple DIY umbrella stand is perfect for the limited space in your house. Try installing it beside your house to complement the seating area where you can enjoy the summer vibe comfortably. 

Put the umbrella pole before you pour the concrete base and let it dries perfectly. 

Get the following supplies to create it:

  • (2) 2x4s 8′ long
  • (1) 1×3 8′ long
  • (32)- 2 1/2″ Kreg Jig screws
  • 3/4″ Finishing Nails
  • Minwax Dark Walnut
  • Large Planter
  • Bag of Cement
  • 2″ Galvanized Pipe

Fill In The Bucket With Rocks and Pebbles

DIY Bucket Umbrella Stand
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Here is one of the most wanted DIY umbrella stand ideas that could be the best option.

It only needs an unused galvanized bucket, which is strong and durable enough for outdoor installation. Then, put the rocks into the bucket right after you put the umbrella pole.

Ensure the pole is stand stably. And for a fresh appearance, get the pebbles and put them into the bucket. This versatile feature would perfect your deck as well.

DIY Flowerpot Umbrella Stand

DIY Flowerpot Umbrella Stand

Bring a more fresh ambiance to the deck beside the pool in your backyard through the versatile potted plant. It is a potted plant that works to hold the umbrella at the same time. 

The soil inside the planter works to support the umbrella pole. And plants are the essential things that take part to create a fresh vibe. Opt for green paint to coat the planter. To make this umbrella stand, you will need:

  • Flowerpot
  • ABS pipe
  • Aluminum screen
  • Cubic ft crushed lava stone
  • Bag fence-post concrete
  • Dowel
  • Planting mix and plants
  • Patio umbrella

Upgrade The Wire Spool

DIY Wire Spool Umbrella Stand

A shady seating area is a perfect place to enjoy the summer breeze while you are enjoying your leisure time in your yard.

The umbrella is installed on the unused wire spool. It works as the table, and an umbrella stands at the same time.

If you want a better look, then you need to polish it as well. The finishing of this DIY project works adorably, infusing a warm atmosphere. Plus, it works to accentuate the texture of the wood.

DIY Bench Umbrella Stand

DIY Bench Umbrella Stand

If you love spending time in your house instead of hanging out during summertime, this kind of bench must be installed in your backyard. And to prevent direct sunlight, install this umbrella in the middle of the long table.

This long table is strong enough to hold the umbrella, so you don’t need to worry about it. The thing is, it doesn’t even ruin the function of the table and the umbrella itself.

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Transform The Milk Can

DIY Milk Can Umbrella Stand

Using an old milk can as a side table is a smart choice. It could help you to bring in a farmhouse style functionally in one. This worn-out galvanized can milk looks perfect with the rounded wood, which will be a table.

Create a hole in the center point of the rounded wood. Ensure it fits the umbrella pole as well. Before you arrange it, consider polishing it. The regular wood will turn into a smooth and weather-resistant one.

Create The Stylish One

DIY Umbrella Stand Concrete
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If you love how an artistic accent takes a huge part to update the look of a space, consider applying it to your backyard. 

Apply it to the umbrella stand installation. The supplies you will need are:

  • IKEA Melodi lampshade
  • Plywood baseboard
  • Galvanized pipe
  • Foam strip
  • Modeling clay
  • Silicone caulk
  • CHENG outdoor pro-formula
  • Concrete mix

It has a classy shape, which is complemented by the mustard paint finishing. The perfect combination of this umbrella stand will make your relaxing time way cozier.  

Install It Beside The Pool

DIY Umbrella Stand Table

This umbrella stand is integrated with the table in the seating area in your pool.
It is such a versatile feature, which offers you a comfy shady seating area.

Cover the table with water-resistant fabric. The polka dots patterns and the combination of the purple, green, and turquoise colors looks good, infusing a fresh ambiance.

This would be a perfect spot for you to relax and boost your energy. Also, the umbrella will stand stably, which is held by the table.

While you are struggling on finding the best DIY umbrella stand ideas the list of ideas above will help you to find the best one.

DIY Simple Umbrella Stand
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