This is barely even a DIY-er except that you carried the umbrella around till it broke, so now you can rip off the fabric (save for another cool DIY project) and use the wires as a clothes drying rack! Neato! (Compliments of the READYMADE Broken Umbrella Challenge). Clothes Dryers use tons of energy and are pretty horrible for the environment- spring & summer time is a great season to hang dry clothes instead. This umbrella drying rack is portable but not very pretty, so you may want to come up with a way to decorate or conceal the rod... any suggestions?
Check out other things you can do with your broken umbrella @ http://readymademag.com/macgyver/