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« on: December 10, 2009 12:23:49 PM »

Like many owners of smarts, I have an unnaturally close relationship with my car.  Since this is our first Christmas together, I thought Ruby needed a little present too.

I'm very proud to present Ruby in her new Santa hat!



The hat is made out of a yard and a half of fake fur, about 4 yards of 72" red sparkle felt, and cussing.  A whole, whole, whole lot of cussing.  It was quite a project!  It's attached to the car with elastic straps at the side mirrors and tailgate, and an adjustable webbing strap under the roof.  Then I used my air compressor to blow up a plastic garbage bag to put under the hat to give it a little peak.

It's not great for a lot of driving, except when you can go slow and not get in the way, because the visibility isn't great, but I've taken it for a whirl in the neighborhood, and I got quite a few giggles.  On Saturday, she's going to wear it to a Blue Santa event be on display there with another smart whose owner bought a costume to dress his car up like Rudolph.  With luck, it will be hilarious.

I'm glad to share all of the steps that were involved in making it, if anyone is interested.   

Ruby and I both thank you for letting us show this project off!  Happy holidays to all!!!

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Yo-Yo Dress of Doom http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299010.0

Smart Santa Hat http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330595.0
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009 12:26:52 PM »

Coolest car with accessory ever!

"This ROCKS hard"
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009 12:49:36 PM »

THIS ROCKS!
 We went and looked at a Smart car, but we're holding out till the Smart for 4 is here, cause we're a family of 3.
 Our daughter is almost 3, and whenever she sees a small car on the road- I drive my mom's old Escalade, so she thinks lots of cars are small- she gets super excited and cries out "A Smart car a Smart Car! It's RIGHT THERE!" and makes us look Grin
 When she gets home with her dad I'll show her this, she'll be super excited! So am I! Adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009 01:03:33 PM »

When you get your ForFour, you'll have to make one too!

I hope they're over here soon.  smarts are the funnest things to drive-- you'll enjoy having one!

Thank you for the compliments!
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Smart Santa Hat http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330595.0
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009 01:29:05 PM »

Possibly the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009 03:53:05 PM »

This makes perfect sense! After all, that Santa is one smart fellow.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009 04:36:24 PM »

That is almost too cute for words. This does indeed rock Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009 05:47:56 PM »

Ok, this is frickin' hilarious.  Only you would come up with a hat for your car.

I love it.  Awesome job.

Don't forget to post pics of Rudolph.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009 12:23:08 AM »

Rocks !!
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009 02:08:51 AM »

So love this Santa hat for your car  Grin
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