How can I reuse or recycle the metal frame from an old umbrella?
Over on the “suggest an item” page, the bookstorebabe said:
Broken umbrellas were done a few years back, but most of the suggestions were reuses for the umbrella fabric.
How about specifically the metal frame, as is or taken apart? Any clever ideas, anyone?
Over on the old umbrella page, Pamela mentioned a lovely idea:
I saw broken umbrella frames used by a theatre troupe, they knotted streamers to the frame, and they blew in the wind, they held it like a rain umbrella, but it was fanciful and lovely and attracted attention. This was a walking troupe, on the street, attracting people to their performance.
While most of us probably wouldn’t want to become street performers with our old umbrellas, I wonder if a frame with streamers placed in the garden would act like a portable scarecrow…?
Nude umbrella frames remind me of swifts, for balling yarn from skeins – but I suspect they might have too many sharp bits/catches for nice yarn. Anyone used/modified one for that?
Any other reusing or recycling ideas? What about ideas that use it in parts rather than whole?
(Photo by LilGoldWmn)