How to make an outdoor pool umbrella half barrel flower pot stand. Shade! 1) Real/resin half barrel (drill holes in the bottom for drainage) 2) QUIKRETE or a cement block that has a hole in the center for your post 3) Put in PVC pipe (spray paint to liking) 4)Use small stones or pebbles to increase the stability. Cover with dirt and plant flowers. 6) If you use a tilt umbrella the wind may blow it in a circle. Drill hole in PVC, put screw in place.
Chris made this. He used 2" pvc pipe instead. I painted it a light green. So far so good! He also made a wooden one with copper pipe...but squirrels can master it. So we hang squirrel proof feeders from that one. Fun!
Used about 12 2" pvc pipes. Tried 1 1/2 inch, but bowed way too much. Upright 2" pvc pipe slides over 3 ft long 1 1/2 " pvc pipe imbedded in cement in each 3 gal bucket. Made mistake of not filling buckets completely full of cement,so we had to drill holes in bucket sides for water to drain out.