I bought two umbrellas at the store the other day and they were so plain and that will just not do. I pulled the plastic knobs off of the ends and it gave me about six inches from the bottom to sew on. I took some brown tulle on a spool, folded it in half and gathered it down the middle. Each panel of the umbrella was approximately 16" and there are 8 panels = 128" of gathered tulle. I ran a piece of pink ribbon down the center and used pink thread so you wouldn't see the thread underneath. I had some gathered tulle left over so I glued it around the top piece. I need to run to the store and get some more notions and then I will post the other umbrella.