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Umbrellas don't work for me.

Anyone ever noticed how many collapsed umbrellas you find laying around in the streets after a windy rain storm? sticking out of trash cans, rolling on sidewalks...?

This Instructable is my answer to all wounded umbrellas angrily abandoned in the streets after failing to fill their purpose: blocking some rain.

TURN YOUR OLD BROKEN UMBRELLA INTO A WATER SAFE RAIN-COVER FOR YOUR BACKPACK.

Unlike an umbrella, this rain cover weighs just a few grams- neatly rolled at the bottom of your bag it takes up no space. got caught out in the rain? just pull it out, wrap your bag and your good to go!

Step 1: ​Dismantle the Umbrella

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  • Pull the plastic caps and separate them from the rods
  • Take apart any metal or plastic pieces holding the fabric in place.
offseidjr2 months ago
Great idea!
Handy and beautiful!
seamster2 months ago
Clever reuse, I like it! : )
Mishmesh (author)  seamster2 months ago
yay! thanks! will try it? show me how it turned out?
Agreed. It’s clever
Gadisha2 months ago
Good idea, your backpack stays dry and it looks great with the rainbow colors :)
Randomona2 months ago
That is so creative! And the pictures are really artistic :)
I LOVE it !