#1. Drying rack.
Remove the fabric from an umbrella frame and hang upside down.
#2. Seedling shield.
An old open umbrella, with its handle removed, will protect seedlings from an unexpected spring frost.
. Wall saver.
Hold an open umbrella behind your houseplants while you spray them.
Use the ribs from a broken umbrella as supports for top-heavy plants.
#5. Picnic cover.
Keep flies off your food by removing the handle from an old umbrella and using the open frame to shield the dishes.
Remove the fabric from an umbrella, insert the handle in the ground, and use to support ivy or morning glories.