For those of you who know me, you know that I nanny for a marvelously wonderful little girl during the summer. one of the greatest things about her is she L-O-V-E-S to craft almost as much as I do, and we spend most of our days rummaging around the house and searching online for projects to try. We've done friendship bracelets, pony-bead necklaces and those fun little bowls you can make out of rolled up magazine. One year we even made a news paper dress! perhaps if I can locate the pictures this might be a creation I can share with you!
Anywho, last week our fun-filled craft-tastic project was TIE-DYE! and what was even better? the kit cost 7 bucks at Christmas Tree Shop (oh dear lord, don't I just love those damn bargains!)
The kit came with:
- 5 different dye colors (red, blue, green, yellow and purple)
- 5 squeeze bottles to distribute the dye in (with covers so that you can store and use again)
- 2 bags of soda ash
- 6 pairs of really crappy plastic gloves
- A plethora of elastics
- Directions and design suggestions
did i mention this thing was only $7 Bucks!
so after hours of dyeing our shirts as well as our hands I created two dyed shirts for myself and a pair of dyed tights as well as a T for my man! but the crown jewel of TIE-DYE was created by Katie (the crafty kid I get to chill with all day). She decided to for-go the traditional techniques of twisting and srunching and created a masterpiece!
I'm so jealous I may have to make myself one!
Luckily I had some dye left over and my cousins and I will be tie-dying tomorrow evening some more, so I may have some more creations to share with you!
So I am one of those people who loves hand-me-downs, and thrift store shopping, and it seems that one of the items I constantly collect is flannel button ups. A few weeks ago I went through all my shirts deciding what to do with them, and finding a loveley red one handed down to me by my brother I decided to save the fabric and re-invent it into a skirt! Just click on the image and try out the how-to! Good luck and if you try this how-to I would love to have you share it with me!