When I first saw one of those I loved the idea of it. A miniature umbrella that really opens and closes!
Now you can make your own cocktail umbrella that really works with household items.
Step 1: Get Materials
- A Bamboo Skewer
- Thin Cardboard (I used a cereal box.)
- Scotch Tape
- Paper (This is used for the canopy. You can also use wax paper or whatever you want. Just make sure it is not too thick.)
- A Straight-Edge (I used a protractor.)
- X-Acto Knife
Step 2: Cut Out Umbrella Supports
Step 3: Fold and Tape Umbrella Supports
Then, get some tape and wrap up half of the support.
Step 4: Form Umbrella Frame
For the bottom part of the support tape two of them together. Do that for all of them. So you will end up with four groups of two supports. Now tape two of the groups together and repeat for the other side. So now you have two groups. Finally, tape the two groups together. Don't make it too tight or too loose. You want it to "lock" at the top of the umbrella from the taper of the tape. For this ring you want it to be able to slide so don't tape too much.