Recycled Umbrella Shade

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(Photo of CRAFT contributor Christine Haynes by Jessica Wilson–more in the Flickr pool.)
Just wanted to share this clever summer project–sewing together recycled, thrifted umbrella fabrics to create a fun multicolored sun shade. This one was made by the gals who run ReForm School, who hosted the CRAFT: 07 release party in L.A. last Sunday. They simply sewed the edges of each umbrella together, then added grommets around the perimeter. It worked great during the party and lent a really festive look to the patio.
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In other summer decorating news–Wisdom of the Moon has a great tutorial for making these simple yet pretty marble suncatchers. [via WhipUp]

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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