Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Umbrella 3D Hanging Ornament

Hang this perky dimensional and life-like tiny umbrella 
or parasol from a peg, chandelier, ornament stand 
(sized to coordinate with "Wreath 3D Stand " design; 
modified hook shape for that design included in file). 
Octagonal canopy with arching rims and accent wedges 
is stabilized underneath with a snug platform. 
Stretcher mechanism is suggested by slice-form shapes 
that rotate around the cubic handle pole 
(handle is reinforced with a length of 3/16" wooden dowel)
 that morphs into classic hook handle end at bottom 
(with built-up layers to match pole thickness), punch-hole tab at top. 
Measures approx. 6" in diameter and 5.75" tall. 
Canopy is approx. 1.75" deep. 

ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A canopy (2)  B top ruffle
C canopy accent wedges (8)
D under-canopy stabilizing platform
E stretcher arm slice forms (8)
F handle pole
G handle hook build up shapes (2 sets 1-8)
NOT SHOWN: contract accent hook shapes
and canopy tip circle accents (8)
H pole wrap accent   I dowel length cutting guide
J alternative hook for "Flower Wreath Stand"
K alt. hook build up shapes (2 left, 2 right)
2. Prepare the canopy shapes by bending back
on wedge panel edges and wedge tabs . . . 
. . . and also on "half circle" tip perf marks.
3. Bend the edge panels downward to allow
the straight edge of one side to overlap
the adjacent edge to tab's perforation line.
Join this side seam, 
including the tiny tip overlap seam. 
Repeat for the three seams on each canopy.
4. Place the center seam edges of the two canopy
halves together as shown, with the straight edge
of one overlapping the opposite flange tab perf lines,
matching the bend angles at mid seam,
also taking care that when aligning the first edge
(front in this image) that the back half is also
overlapped appropriately before the seam is glued.
NOTE that the two seams are incomplete at 
the center top to leave a pole tip slot open.
5. Prepare the under-canopy platform by
pushing the center triangle tabs of the square pole
hole through to the back, then . . . 
. . . bending the round point tabs back on
the inner perforation line.
Next, bend the middle perf line back (mountain fold)
and the tip perf line forward (valley fold).
Complete this for all 8 tab arms.
6. Identify the tiny tip position guide marks
located near the center opening, on the backside . . . 
. . . apply glue to the tip portion, then . . . 
. . . fold the arm inward until the tip touches
the guide mark.
Repeat the positioning and gluing of all 8 arms.
7. Prepare the handle pole by bending along
each of the long perforation lines.
Form the pole into a tube with the straight long
edge overlapping the opposite side edge to
perforation line of tab flange.
NOTE: it will be helpful to insert the un-cut
3/16" diam. dowel as a press-against form inside 
the tube during the wrap and gluing process.
Apply pressure all along the seam while continuing
to force the tube to wrap tightly into shape 
around the dowel.
8. Apply glue to backside of one of the hooks
at curve and tip, and up shaft to wedge tab tip . . . 
. . . then position and glue hook shapes together
as far up toward the dimensional pole as possible
with the hook edges forming around the wedge
as shown.
9. Use the pole dowel cutting guide shape to
measure, mark and cut the 3/16" dowel to length.
10. Insert the cut length into the pole from top end
and push in fully.
11. Pinch the two hang hole tips together
and glue in place as far up the length toward
pole shaft as possible, keeping tips
balanced front to back evenly within shaft thickness.
12. Identify the hook build up shapes
for left and right hooks 1 thru 8 by reading
the tiny numerals cut into the shaft portion.
Number 8 has NO number cut.
(NOTE the build up hook and accent hook
applications are optional; the umbrella can
appear completed without these additions.
OR, just apply the contract accent hooks
and bend to march hook-to-shaft transition.)
13. Layer hook 2 on top of hook 1, matching
the rounded tip and curved portion edges
as precisely as possible. NOTE that . . . 
. . . the top edges will offset by .02 inches
to follow the slope of the transition bend
in the hook. Take care to maintain the offset
as the remaining hook shapes are added
one at a time, in order, following the same
stacking and accurate edge matching or offset.
Here you can see how the offset is "stepped"
at the shaft end.
Prepare a left and a right hook build up stack.
14. Position the matched hook build up stack
over the pole hook as shown, with the step angle
matching the transition angle between pole
and hook, and glue in place.
Repeat for the opposite side.
15. Insert the top tip of pole through the front side
of the under-canopy platform shape, then . . . 
. . . apply glue to the larger edge panels all around.
Insert the tip through the canopy top slot
from underside, and slide the pole up as far as
it will go, and reach glue applicator tip between
platform and canopy to apply glue around post
to assist with attachment.
16. Slide the platform in fully so that the edge panels
rest against the canopy undersides. Apply
pressure all around to secure attachment.
NOTE that platform edges should roughly line up
at the canopy mid perf lines. Also check that
the pole remains perpendicular to the canopy
and platform during this process. 
17. Prepare the stretcher slices by bending forward
first at center pair of perforations to form . . . 
a small panel as shown here. Then . . . 
. . . bend tabs forward. Repeat for all slices.
18. Prepare to join a pair of slices by placing
corresponding halves back to back as shown,
aligning edges with tabs kept free,
then gluing together the halves from tip
to the center perforation which defines
the narrow panel shown in the above step.
19. Continue the same alignment of half surfaces
to position and join the next stretcher slice,
until all but the final slice is in position. Then . . . 
. . . position and attach final slice so that
each half is joined to the previous slice half
or the first slice half to complete the ring
with a center octagon opening.
20. Slip the center opening over the hook and
move up the pole until it rests under the canopy
and platform. Adjust and position each arm of
the stretcher ring up the angle of each canopy panel,
then apply glue to underside of tabs and glue in place.
(NOTE 1 this is a process than may require continual
re-adjustment, applying of pressure to tabs,
and patience until all are in place.
(NOTE 2: the stretcher arms are optional, and
the umbrella can appear complete without them.)
21. Prepare the accent overlays by bending back
on perforation line. Position each overlay in one
wedge panel, with offset all around, and perf line
exactly over canopy perf line, then glue all 8 in place.
22. Prepare the optional top ruffle by bending back
along all four of the lines across the ruffle shape,
then . . . 
. . . bend forward slightly at the mid-panel
perf cuts to simulate a fluted edge.
23. Apply glue at the base of the pole tip
on the canopy. Slide the ruffle over the pole tip 
then fully down into position with the long perf lines 
of each aligned.
24. Position and attach the optional left or right accent
hook shape over the hook build up (overlapped
onto the lower portion of the pole as well).
NOTE: If you wish to "hide" the built-up thickness
of the handle hook, it may be possible to
cut the "dowel length guide" strip from hook accent
card stock paper, then glue one end onto the inside
or outside of the hook side with top edges even,
then shape and glue into place around the 'J' of
the hook shape, trimming excess off even with
second top edge of accent hook.
25. Prepare the optional wrap accent by bending
back on all perforation lines. Then . . . 
. . . position the wrap shape around the pole
just above the accent hook shapes, with
the straight side edge overlapping (wrapping over)
the opposite tab, and attach in place.
26. Finish the embellishments. If the umbrella
will hang, attach a length of twine through top
hang hole, create a hanging loop, and
tie ends into knot and bow. Or tie
the knot and bow just above the hang holes
if not hanging.
Also position and attach the optional canopy
tip circles - or apply jewels or studs.
27. To modify the display stand to accommodate
the diameter of the umbrella, use the included
stand hook shape. Bend back on the center perf lines.
Position and attach the side overlap shapes
to provide extra strength to the hook.
(You can view the Wreath Stand Project HERE.)
28. Position the back panel of the hook one
the front of the stand post right below
the top cap, and attach securely in place.
29. Bring the ends together, bending slightly
at end perforations as necessary, and glue tips
Here you can see the umbrella hanging
from the stand.

Here's an idea: why not create an umbrella
hanging ornament with colors and papers
for each month of the year to display
as part of your crafty decor!

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