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Sunday, July 7, 2013

A tye- dyeing 4th of July

For the 4th, we left our little rural town and headed to the big city. I put both my boys down for a nap under the watchful eye of their grandparents. This left me at least 90 mins of time with NO kids. My car followed it's homing device and I ended up in the parking lot of Hobby Lobby. After entering I paused between the shopping carts and hand held baskets. I had no need for anything and I wanted to "just look around", so I chose the shopping cart. :)
I ended up with quite the cart full (don't tell the hubby). While looking I remembered a shirt I saw on pinterest. So I stood in the tye dye aisle searching pinterest on my phone for the project. Unfortunately, they were out of the items on the directions, so I improvised.
I bought these 2 paints instead.

They were 2.99 each. SEI Tumble Dye Paints.

My project turned out better than the directions I read online. Theirs required lots of time to soak and sit. Mine was do in no time!!

Step 1: Damped the white t-shirt
Step 2: Put 2 rubberbands around the shirt dividing it into 1/3s.
Step 3: These paints you just spray on where you want the color.
Step 4: Let dry in the sun. (In a TX summer, mine were dry in 30 mins).
Step 5: Put in the dryer for 20 mins.

This is great because I wanted them to wear them to the fireworks party later that evening.

This is how my children pose when I ask to take their pictures. Oh well, I wanted the pic of the shirt anyway. :) Happy tye-dying!

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