Monday, April 5, 2021

3-Pack Tie Dye Kit Ideas

Spring is here! We can't wait to get outside. How about you?

Because it's spring, we thought it would be fitting to show a shirt we created with our Spring Tie-Dye 3 Pack. This shirt was so quick and easy to make. We simply gathered the shirt vertically and sprayed the dye in this pretty gradation from green to purple.

Here's another shirt we made using one of our 3-pack kits. This one is the Girly Girl kit with magenta, turquoise, and purple. Which is your favorite?

Thursday, March 18, 2021

DIY Custom Glitter Letter Shirt for Easter

Easter is coming right up and if you've got a little baby around, this might be just the project for you. If you don't, what other cute things could you spell with these itty bitty glitter letters?

These custom onesies make great baby gifts! Use the letters to spell whatever you'd like. It's so fast and simple to do.

The 3 supplies you will need are iron-ons, an iron, and a onesie.

First, peel the letters you want to use from the backing sheet and arrange them on the onesie how you'd like.

Next, place the film provided in the kit over the letters. It should be matte side down, glossy side up. Don't worry, this film is heat resistant. It may wrinkle a little bit. But, it won't melt (unless your iron is way too hot and you leave it on too long). Press firmly for about 45 seconds.

You may also choose to iron the back of the shirt, just to make sure those letters are adhered well.

We love these glitter letters. They also come in turquoise, gold, and silver.

Happy Easter!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Tie Dye Techniques

Here's the last tie dye shirt we are sharing this week. The way we tied this one, made kind of a rectangular shape. Check it out.

These images show how we tied this shirt. First, we accordion folded the shirt from the bottom up. Then, we tied the center with an elastic. Next, we accordion folded each side in to the center and tied and elastic going the other direction to form an "x".

Pull up on the center of the "x" and allow the rest of the fabric to drop. Add ties down the shirt, spacing them apart as desired. Because our shirt has long-sleeves, we decided to accordion fold each sleeve and tie an elastic in the center.

Next, spray the shirt with dye. This is how our shirt looked after sprayed. Allow the shirt to air dry fully. You can lay it flat to dry (faster) or keep it bundled up for more color variation. Then, heat set with an iron.

This is a fun technique to try! Which tie dye technique is your favorite? Will you try one of these? Don't forget to wear your green next month. Happy Saint Patrick's Day! 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

DIY Abstract Green Clover Tie Dye Shirt

Ready for a new tie dye project? We love how this tank top turned out. It reminds us of an ink blot test of a 4-leaf clover. What do you see?

We used the same supplies as the shirt we showed yesterday. But, we started with a wet shirt, instead of a dry shirt. This is how we folded it this time:

We twisted the top of the shirt and wrapped it around the rest of the shirt. Then, dyed it in the same way as the project yesterday.

Once your shirt is completely dry, heat set with an iron. That's it, done!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Easy Saint Patrick's Day Shirt

When March comes around, we can't wait to start seeing some green outside. Saint Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to bring on the green. We had fun using green tie dye and different methods of tying shirts and are excited to share them this week.

Today, we are sharing a shirt we folded similar to the star flower method. It was really fun to try! We chose to start with a wet shirt this time. Here are the supplies we used: a shirt, tie dye, and elastics.

The trickiest part of this design was folding it. So, here is the step-by-step way we did it:

After it's folded. Start from the pointed end and twist toward the wider end.

Because our shirt was long-sleeved, we twisted the sleeves also until it looked like a cinnamon roll.

Tie your shirt up into 6 equal pie-shaped sections. Spray each section the desired colors. We used three tints of green tie dye.

There are a lot of fun sections in this shirt! We loved trying this technique. But, wished we had used more dye. Tomorrow we will share a similar folding technique on a dry tank top.

Here are some of our favorite details.

Check back tomorrow for another tie dye method!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

How to Make a Tie Dye Heart Shirt

 Valentine's Day is coming up! One thing we love about Valentine's Day is dressing up. What could be more fun that a tie dye heart shirt?

We realized we've never made one on the blog. So, we thought we should show you how it's done. First, gather your supplies. You'll need tie dye (we used the girly 3-pack), a white t-shirt, a heart template, a marker, and elastics.

First, fold the shirt in half down the center and trace the heart onto the shirt. We used a marker the same color as the dye we wanted to use. But, you could also use a water-soluble fabric marker.

Next, start on one end of the heart and gather the fabric so the heart outline is lined up into a straight line.

Once you have the heart in a straight line, tie it off with an elastic. After tying it off, we decided to wet our shirt. You can choose to do it wet or dry. If you do it dry, there will be less color bleeding.

Then, you can tie the rest of the shirt into as many sections as you'd like. We decided to create 4 more sections. Spray the end section with the dye color you want your heart to be.

Dye the remaining sections how ever you'd like. We alternated between purple and turquoise. Make sure to spray some dye into some of the creases for best coverage.

When you're finished, carefully cut the elastics off and lay the shirt to dry. After it's completely dry, make sure to heat set the design by ironing thoroughly to make it permanent.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

DIY Holiday Cards

If you make handmade holiday cards, we have just the thing for you! Try our variety packs. They have so many great coordinating papers and embellishments. We used the cheery holiday variety pack for these cards.

These cards come together in a snap! We cut some of our favorite patterns 5.5" x 8.5" and fold them in half for the card base. Then, added a few little pieces of paper and topped them off with some embellishments.

We hope you're have a wonderful December and holiday season!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Make Your Own Hand-Painted T-Shirt

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's that most wonderful time of the year. 

We love customizing gifts for friends and family. So, today we're showing you a simple way to customize a graphic t-shirt. You can also create your own design on a plain t-shirt using this technique.

For this project you will need a shirt or other item to dye, dye, a paintbrush, small cups, a paper towel, a piece of cardstock, and an iron. 

We wanted to add a little more color to this graphic tee. So, we simply painted our dye onto the areas we wanted to add color to.

We made a little video while doing this project. You can watch it here. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Easy Dyed Plaid Napkins

We love the way Jenny used our dye for these cute spring napkins. So, we wanted to make some of our own for fall.

You can use any color you want to go with the season or decor. You can even mix dyes to make a new color.

All you need for this project is dye, white napkins and a paintbrush.

First, dip your brush in the dye. Draw some lines fairly evenly spaced on your napkin. For a lighter color, add some water.

Lay the napkin flat to completely dry. Then, paint the dye going in the other direction.

After the dye is completely dry, iron the napkin to make the dye permanent.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 2, 2020

DIY Strawberry T-Shirt & Halloween Costume Ideas

Yesterday we showed you how to make an R2D2 t-shirt costume. Today we are showing you how to make a strawberry t-shirt. This would be so cute paired with a red or green tulle skirt!

The process is the same as the R2D2 shirt and can be applied to a lot of different costume ideas using iron-on sheets.

You will need the same supplies: free cutting templates, scissors or cutting machine, red or pink t-shirt, iron, and iron-on sheets (we used white and green). We also used a yellow button.

First, cut out your shapes using the templates. We traced the leaves on the paper and cut them out using scissors. We used our cutting machine for the seeds.

Then, arrange the pieces and iron them onto the shirt. We also sewed a little yellow button in the center of the flower.

That's it! We hope you enjoyed these simple t-shirt costume ideas. Here are a few other fun costume ideas that would be easy to make using iron-on sheets: playing cards, BB8, robber, magic 8 ball & pizza, and more!

Don't forget to check out yesterday's R2D2 shirt too. Happy Halloween!

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