Mending tips are key to ecofriendliness. Prolonging the life of your belongings is certainly good for the planet. But what do you do with the item at hand if it’s simply beyond repair? Enter the ubiquitous umbrella. Everyone, at some point, has had a broken umbrella. In CRAFT Volume 07, Diane Baker wrote a Recycle It DIY on giving broken umbrellas new life. She teaches us how to deconstruct an umbrella, and then how to make a backpack cover: How to make a laptop poncho: And how to make a drawstring bag: She even offers tips for recycling the remainders of the umbrella! Check out this helpful DIY in our Digital Edition and then pick up your copy of CRAFT Volume 07 in the Maker Shed!