This post is graciously sponsored by I Love To Create. I was compensated monetarily and with product to help show off their awesome product. All opinions are my own.
Remember back in the day when we all wore those really cool tie dyed t-shirts? We always had that one shirt, that we wore, over and over again.
I can still picture mine, it was pink, white and purple, with a big old flower in the center! L-O-V-E-D IT!
So, when I had the chance to partner up with I Love To Create, for a Tie-Dye Link Up, I said YES, of course!
I haven’t done tie-dyeing in forever, but could not wait to try my skills at it again!
I have to tell you, that when I first started this project, I had something else in mind. I wanted to tie-dye burlap. My obsession with it is ridiculous, check out my baby shower (here), and you can see it was all over the place!
As you can see, that did not come out as expected. So I moved on to my next favorite thing, tote bags.
Here is how you can make your own tie-dyed tote bag.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
Plain Canvas Tote Bag (I bought mine at Joann’s)
Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit
How To Create:
First buy a tote bag. I purchased this one from Joann Fabrics, but I am pretty sure you can find them at any craft store.
I also washed the tote before using it, just because i wanted to make sure it was a clean of dirt or other things that might cause the dye to appear a different color.
Next, I got my Tulip One Step Tie-Dye Kit ready and took out the colors I wanted to use. Inside the kit, which was the party pack for up to 6 people, had everything I needed! It included the bottles that were ready and filled with dye, gloves, ties, and plastic tarps to help cover the surface I was creating on. So awesome, I didn’t have to purchase anything extra!
I only used two colors for this project, but you can certainly add more. All you have to do is add water to the line that they suggest on the bottle, and shake!
Next, I got my bag ready. Now, I have to disclose, in this picture you will see the burlap that I was originally creating, but that turned into a disaster for me! My fault, a funny story for another time, however, we all the mix up, I didn’t get a picture of my bag before I dyed it with the ties on! Ekk! So, here is what your ties should look like, to create the burlap, or the bag!
You can place the ties as close or as far apart as you want, but I chose to have them at least one inch apart.
Then, start having some fun with the colors! (now this picture is one with the tote), mommy brain folks, mommy brain.
Let your fabric dry for 6-8 hours.
Take the ties off the fabric.
I also washed it and dried it on very low heat.
After the tote was dry, I still thought it needed a little more of something.
I got out one of my packets of buttons, that Laura Kelly Designs always sends me (because she is fantastic) and added a few to the pockets with tacky glue.
Here is the finished product my friends!!
I hope you get out there and try tie-dyeing again if you have not done it in years! It is so much fun to do! If you would like to order some of the products I used in this post, here are the ways to follow and shop with I Love to Create.
Now, for some fun for all of you!! Link-Up and a giveaway!
Two things you can do below:
Link-Up your awesome tie-dye projects we all of us, we would love to see them!
Second, there is a GIVEAWAY! The prize is a Tie Dye Party for TEN, complete with 10 Gildan Adult Large T’s, The Tie Dye Kit and Extra rubber bands.
Go have fun folks! Good Luck and let me know what your favorite Tie Dye project is! Send us a picture!
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.