If I atoned for the rest of my life, I'd still never be forgiven for the title of this post.
This project is something I've been itching to do for a while, and I thought it'd be much harder than it was. I took a cocktail umbrella (which I've always been kind of fascinated with, honestly. They're tiny, functional umbrellas with moving parts, and people just throw them out willy-nilly! They're cool) and peeled off the tissue paper, leaving me with a skeleton of the umbrella. Then I used the tissue paper, which was all surprisingly in one piece, as a template to cut out the fabric I wanted to use. It actually worked out brilliantly, because I chose spotted fabric, and there's one spot right in the middle where I cut out the center piece.
I glued it on and coated the whole thing with white glue, in part to stop it from fraying.
Cutesicles, right? Happy arting!