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  1. Time With Thea
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    What a fun idea! Your daughters may be starting a new trend at school!

  2. thethingaboutjoan
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    Is it wrong that I desperately want one for me? This looks fantastic and would also be an excellent craft during Girl Scouts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Leah
    Leah at · Reply

    SO cute. I agree with Joan – I want one for myself too haha.

  4. ScrapAndSalvage
    ScrapAndSalvage at · Reply

    great idea! your girls are so cute with their umbrellas. and now they have one of a kind accessories! of course, fast forward a few more snow days and i can see them with umbrellas and 1,500 different decorations glued on them. HA! 😀

  5. Aubrey
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    This is one of those things I’ve pinned and wanted to make though instead of foam the person used stencils and fabric paint. Got to love giving something a fresh look!

  6. Tia & Jeff
    Tia & Jeff at · Reply

    Your girls are so sweet! 🙂 What a fun March break project

  7. Green Door Hospitality
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    This is such a cute idea! Love it!
    Kenley

  8. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian at · Reply

    When I was little, I got some idea in my head that I wanted a parasol… we didn’t have a TV, and I read WAY too many books where the girl did things like carry parasols or befriend their maid… My mom ended up sewing layers of nylon ruffles on a pink umbrella. You think I am kidding, but I am so not.

    Your project looks way easier. And also like something they could be involved with making… without also making you nuts!! Cute!!

  9. Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes And Crayons)
    Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes And Crayons) at · Reply

    What a precious idea! Would make such a sweet gift!!

  10. cheryl
    cheryl at · Reply

    Brilllliiiiiiiiant!! love Love LOVE this!! I know a particular soon-to-be three year old who is getting a make-you-own umbrella kit for her birthday!

  11. Danielle
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    This is totally adorable and you have a talent for coming up with crafts that your kids can enjoy and don’t seem to drive you crazy. I’m sure your daughter was sad that her last umbrella bit the dust, but this seems like a great alternative.

  12. now at home mom
    now at home mom at · Reply

    good idea, so cute! 🙂 & your girls look so cute too! hope you will have a great March break week with them!

  13. Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine
    Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine at · Reply

    Ahhh, makes me recall the bumblebee umbrella my daughter had with pop up wings. She loved that thing. Now, at 11, I’m happy when I can get her to leave the house with a coat when it’s raining. Sigh.

  14. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
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    Your post reminds me of an interview I had trying to be a camp counselor in Maine. All my answers of what to do with the kids revolved around crafting. They asked what I would do with the kids if it had been raining for days straight. More crafting! They replied, It really must not rain in San Diego 😛 I didn’t get the job…

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  16. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
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    Rainy days are days when I sometimes feel MOST inspired creatively. Guess it’s the melancholy angsty artist within. Add a soundtrack of Smashing Pumpkins and call it a Rainy Crafternoon for the Record Books.

    All that to say…I love your rain-inspired craft! Practical and purdy.

  17. April
    April at · Reply

    Love this idea!!! Totally steal all your ideas!

  18. Megan
    Megan at · Reply

    Such a cute idea!

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  21. Christine
    Christine at · Reply

    Oh my goodness!!! How cute is that!!! Fabulous idea Alex!!!! Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

  22. Harvie
    Harvie at · Reply

    very creative, does this compromise the umbrella at all? I have a good umbrella about $50, thinking of doing it on mine but im worried!

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