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Need ideas on tikifying cooler!
Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 259
From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2009-09-22 9:23 pm   Permalink

That Sundrop cooler looks really good! Although I kinda liked it before, but it wasn't tiki!

Since mine is a jug with a spout, I think I might have an ant problem if I wrap with reeds or other tropical material. I'm still thinking of a cover, and so far the bottomless style sounds good. Maybe I can find something that looks like tapa (I mean REALLY looks like it) or something that looks like a grass mat, etc. so I can take it off and wash it.

I like the "don't drink and drive" or "ride" thing-everyone would know it was my cooler! At our rallies we get back to the campground and park the scoots and then party. I really don't think many are out riding after they have been drinking. It's not like we all drink and hop on the scoots and tear thru town! I know of one guy who does that all the time, but that's another story.

The handles on the cooler have me stumped. If I make the cylinder with a flat top, will a large slit with finished edges work? I'm ditching the cup holder idea. I'll just have to figure something else out. I'll take the broken holder off and shim the screws with washers and go from there. I'm also still kicking around velcro on patch like signs. Interchangable ones.

Or maybe I could velcro on a tiki or more? Or scan and print on that heat transfer stuff for putting photos on pillows? Only scan something tiki, like, um, something tiki? Photoshop a mai tai label?

Keep sending ideas!!!


Tacky


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3085
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-09-23 12:44 am   Permalink

Cover the cooler with foam latex and hand mold it into a tiki. It's easier than you think.

 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7364
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-09-23 07:39 am   Permalink

Tacky, your cloth piece would look like this


With a half round cutout for the spout and 2 rectangular coutouts for the handles. Make a pattern out of some cheap cloth first (woven, not knit - it stretches too much)

Remember the flannel boards from the 60s? If you made your cover out of some sort of looped fabric (maybe fleece or some sort of upholstery fabric) then the hooked part of Velcro would stick to it. You could stick and remove pieces at will.

I think you're right about ditching the cup holder, it only complicates things.


 
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