Monday, August 29, 2011

Tie Dye!

Hubs and I are on vacation, so I thought I'd share some pictures from when my Little (big brothers big sisters) and I tie dyed shirts:

Here's my Little's shirt all full of dye:





Here's my shirt all full of dye:


The instructions on the tie dye package said to wrap the shirts in saran wrap to keep the dye moist... we tried that, but decided it was better to put them in plastic ziploc bags.



8-9 hours later, I rinsed our shirts out and put them through the laundry.

Here's how my Little's shirt turned out:







Here's how my shirt turned out:



I didn't think to look at the fabric contents before we dyed the shirts because the shirt I bought for her was from a stack right next to the tie dye kits. I used an old white shirt of Hubby's that had a stain on it fo myself.

I knew that dye works much better on cotton fabrics and looking at the shirts now it is very apparent.

My old stained shirt was 100% cotton and her new shirt (bought right by the dye) was 50% polyester and 50% cotton. Bummer. Her shirt still turned out really cute, but I would have searched for a 100% cotton shirt for her to use too... guess I shouldn't just assume the craft aisle has the best options in line.

4 comments:

  1. i love tie dye!!! turned out great! love it if you linked up to tell me tuesday!!!:)

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  2. Great tip on using 100% cotton. Thank you so much for linking up to Upcycled Awesome at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

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  3. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to link your adorable project to Things I’ve Made Thursdays! We have a section that features kids and teens “stuff”, and your post would be perfect for this!

    Hope you’ll stop by on Thursday and link up!!
    Melanie
    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/09/things-ive-done-thursday-new.html

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