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How to create a unique DIY umbrella stand!

How to create a unique DIY umbrella stand! | http://www.verifiedmom.com/how-to-create-a-unique-diy-umbrella-stand/

I like the idea of painting cinder blocks and turning them into planters... I think I'd use a different color and pattern tho.

from Remodelaholic

DIY Monogram Planter Tutorial

This extra large monogram planter will add some beautiful color to your front walkway! Built with cedar to withstand watering and weathering, plus you can easily re-plant when this season's blooms are done. Tutorial from Ellery Designs on Remodelaholic.co

I’ve tried several store-bought bases for my umbrella, but none were strong enough to support my 9-foot patio umbrella on windy days. Here’s how I made my own heavy-duty umbrella stand!

oh my gosh! This is sooooo cute! *Would be fun to do with kids & set in wet cement, or in a larger scale as stepping stones in my garden!!! *ignorance disclaimer - I've never done anything with children & wet cement & am fully aware that my idea could actually be the worst ever :D