Turn A Broken Umbrella Into A Tote Bag (VIDEO)

05/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's that time of year. The time when the streets are strewn with broken umbrellas. But before you discard that umbrella hanging on its last hinge, take a word of advice from Grist columnist Umbra Fiske. Umbra stopped by the Fixers' Collective, a Brooklyn-based group that helps mend or repurpose your junk, to learn their remedy for broken umbrellas.

What's the Fixers' fix? Fashioning your broken umbrellas into tote bags.

WATCH for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own umbrella tote bag: