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« on: May 11, 2005 08:38:03 AM »

I want to make a tiki umbrella cover like this:


I was thinking that I could get an old sheet or canvas and cut it in a circle, and buy some grass skirts (as in for a hula girl costume) and staple, sew the grass skirts in layers over the canvas.
Do you think this will work, will it be heavy enough to just lay over a regular umbrella or should I figure out a way to attach it?  Any suggestions?

You can buy cheap ones on eBay for around $40-50, should I just save myself the trouble?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005 08:41:35 AM »

i think by the time you buy all the grass skirts that you would need and the large umbrella itself, you would have paid most of the cost already - then the time you would have to spend finding the skirts and umbrella and then putting it all together would equal way more than what you would pay for one on ebay...
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005 08:51:06 AM »

I've been doing some calcs
I think I underestimated the length of the grass skirts -
adult grass skirt are about 31" waist which is about 98" long when stretched out straight, so to cover a regular 6' diameter umbrella I think I could get away with using only about 4 grass skirts.
I saw the skirts at Big Lots for $1.99 each, but they weren't real raffia they were kind of plastic-y strips.
oh well, if you have any suggestions keep 'em coming.
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