Monday, August 11, 2014

Tie Dye Back-To-School Clothes, Recycle, Redo, Retro & Reinvent

Tie Dye by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2014-08-06_zps8f1993bd.jpg

Tie Dye Back-To-School Clothes
Recycle, Redo, Retro & Reinvent

Reasons to Tie Dye Back-To School Clothes:
- money saving:  you can recycle old shirts/shorts that your children haven't worn in a while & reinvent them into something cool!  (my nieces had a few shirts that the didn't like but now after tie dying them they are one of their favorite shirts!)
- creative fun: children will take pride in wearing something that they helped make!
- great memories:  your children will talk about the summer that they tie dyed some of their back-to-school clothes
- learning experience:  at the very least they will learn about the color wheel.  Colors will blend together and they will see that yellow and blue made green etc.
- family time:  you could make this a family activity!

Tie Dye by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2014-07-26_zpsb0e89986.jpg

STEP 1:  Dunk/Soak the shirt in water & wring out (NOTE:  use cotton shirts only - any other blend will not take the color well)
STEP 2:  Using rubber bands - tightly wrap around the shirt (piece of clothing) in various places (see picture above for different folding patterns)
STEP 3:  Using your Tie Dye Kit (I recommend buying a Tie Dye Kit that has easy to use squirt bottles) - squirt the dye in various lines & places (see picture above) (Also be sure to wear rubber gloves & if your children are too young then you should do the dye squirting yourself)
STEP 4:  Allow to dry for 48 hours
STEP 5:  Rinse off in cold water (with some vinegar added - the vinegar will help the colors stay) & wring out.  Allow to fully dry before wearing & ENJOY!!

IMPORTANT:  The colors will fade over time.

Tie Dye by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2014-07-027_zpsbe9b0307.jpg

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg

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  1. This looks so fun! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  2. Tye die is the funnest clothing in the world. Hope you have a great day!

  3. Love the bright colors! I've never tried this....not brave enough :)


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