Give your rainy-day umbrella a sunny new look with this reverse stenciling technique.
Set the open umbrella on a newspaper-covered work surface. Pull or cut apart the artificial flower petals and lay them on the topmost umbrella panel.
Hold the spray bottle at least 5 inches from the umbrella's surface and spray around the petal shapes. If the paint starts to come out in blobs, clean the spray nozzle with warm soap and water, then continue painting.
Remove the petals and blot them dry with paper towels. Rotate the umbrella and repeat step 2 on another panel. Continue this process until you've made your way around the whole umbrella, being careful not to smear the wet paint.
If you like, repeat steps 2 and 3 using the other colors (we used orange and pink paint and also gave a spritz of green). Be sure to let the paint dry thoroughly before taking your umbrella out in the rain.