Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Movable Umbrella Stand

Sorry I have been MIA around here, but I have been busy in the backyard.  Today Sarah and I filled 
the pots around the deck.  
I have also been busy making some 
shade for around the pool.  Let me show what I did......
I cut a piece of PVC piping about 2 feet long.  Then I duct taped the end.  I used a pot from a plant I planted to make the weight.
Next I mixed some concrete. (Michael)  Then I  placed the pipe in the center of the pot and poured the cement into the pot.  I let it dry for a couple of days.  
 I emptied a pot and placed the cement pot in 
the center of the pot. I used a pot that has wheels so I can move it around the patio.
 Next I filled it with dirt and flowers. 
 Over time the flowers will get bigger and cover up the pipe. Make sure to pack that soil in good around the the pipe! 
So there you have it!  It is a movable shade/umbrella stand.  After rolling it around the patio The umbrella began to lean.  So I grabbed some rocks and stuck them around the pipe and this straightened it right up.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

1 comment:

Donna said...

Love it! Very cute idea!