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Monday, July 26, 2021

Easy tie dye shirts

 When the girls were over, we made some easy tie dye style shirts. I saw some fabric paint in spray bottles in Hobby Lobby. It was in a package of 6 with colors I knew the girls would love.  Hobby Lobby also sells plain t-shirts for a very reasonable price.


Here's what the bottles looked like.


So I got the paint and t-shirts and on Saturday we got ready to decorate some shirts.

They each chose different ways to paint their shirts.

Ruby just wanted random colors sprayed on her shirt, so we put parchment paper inside and laid it out to wrk on.



Alaina wanted hers twisted up in the more traditional tie dye method.  So we rolled it up and put brown paper on the table to protect it.  She sprayed it with one color, then opened it a little and sprayed another color, them repeated it with one more color.



Here are the finished shirts.  The nice thing is, you really can't make a mistake!



We made one for Cassie too and it was a mix of both styles.  First we twisted it and Alaina did her spraying, then we opened it and Ruby added spots of color.



Here they are with Cassie and her shirt.
This was such a fun and easy project!


25 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Once again, you have knocked it out of the ball park! What fun, I have to go to Hobby Lobby now!

Hootin' Anni said...

A terrific craft for such artistic gals!!!

R's Rue said...

I used to love to tie dye shirts. How fun. What a fun activity. Happy Tuesday my friend.

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

Just passing with a little tip...

Caring for Your Tie Dye..

Here is helpful tip for keeping your tie dye bright
wash after wash..
Try soaking your tie dye in equal parts white vinegar
and cold water for 30 minutes after you initially rinse
out the dye from your garment...
The vinegar helps with colorfastness...

Perhaps a little tie dye hat for Cassie would suit..! :O).

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Great craft!! I saw Cassie wearing her shirt on Facebook....the girls did a great job with it.

Martha said...

They came out great and that last photo is so adorable! I think Cassie likes her shirt. :)

Deb said...

That looks like so much fun! You have such great craft ideas. Thanks!

Changes in the wind said...

Oh didn't they turn out cute and love that they made one for the baby too.

Jeanette said...

What a great craft for the girls! I'll have to keep that spray fabric paint in mind next time I go to Hobby Lobby!

Suemn said...

OH, what a fun craft project. Baby Cassie looks so cute with the daring t-shirt made by the girls. Such artists in the family:)

Connie said...

Mari, those girls are growing up making so many wonderful memories with you. What children need most is someone to spend time with them and I love that you do that. I'm so tired of seeing children being baby-sit by the TV or video games.

Sparky said...

What a cool thing to do! Love it. I'm gonna totally "steal" this idea. Thanks.
Those kids are so cute. It's so nice to see them smiling and happy.
Blessings to you all. xx

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Please, adopt me!! Lol You guys have way too much fun. I l💗ve it!! And that final pic with Cassie - totally frame worthy. So dang cute!!

Terri D said...

A very fun project and I love that they made one for Cassie too! The girls look SO grown up in their pretty dresses. xo

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Tie dye! Old fashioned fun! Fun for all! Including Nana!!!!

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Michelle said...

These turned out so cute!!

Kim said...

Tie Dye in spray bottles?? My girls are always talking about making their own clothes and I'm like no way, you'll make a mess, but this looks great. I need to investigate!!

Susan said...

Those came out great!!!

Doris said...

That method is so much easier and sooo less messy. Love how they came out. And Cassie is just adorable in hers too!! Good job, girls!

Sally said...

Mari, you find the greatest ideas for the girls! How fun to do the shirts; and they look right proud of their work. That's a beautiful thing! :)

xoxo

Debi said...

You always have such fun activities with your girls!

Catherine said...

It’s a good idea! And the t shirts looks great.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

You sound like such a fun grandma.
The picture of the girls with Cassie is precious.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Oh my goodness that is brilliant! I am going to have to do one with Dagny. They all look so precious but I LOVE Alaina's dress although it makes me wistful to see how grown-up she looks. I hope you don't mind that I copied that last picture to my desktop and titled it AlainaCassieRuby821 so that I can look at it whenever I want. Precious girls. xoxo

Jenny the Pirate said...

Actually I went back and renamed it AlainaCassieRuby721, haaahaha xoxo