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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tie-Dye Pillows with Delightfully Noted Old Craft Challenge

Tie-Dye Pillows

Never in a million years did I think I would be tie-dying.  Is that even a word?
I'm not really a fan of the tie-dye look, even though I was a child of the 70's.  Nowadays, I seem to see tie-dye everywhere I turn.  I'm not sure if the trend is still 'trendy' or on it's way out again?
Anyways...

Jennifer from the smart and clever craft blog, Delightfully Noted, came up with this CrAzY Old School Mystery Craft Challenge.  Not sure what I was thinking when I volunteered to do this, but it's too late now...





Click here to read all about the challenge. 

She basically mailed 9 crafters some old school craft products.  (Pony beads, potholder makings, plastic twine, etc.)  So, you'll never guess what she sent me in the mail?  Yes, of course you'll guess. I was really hoping for the moldy Bedazzaler! 
Our job was to craft up something fun with our product, take pictures and have blog readers vote on their favorite craft.  There are prizes involved, too!

 
So, for me it was a tie-dye kit.  Of course I couldn't choose which pattern I wanted to try...so I tried all of them!  (Well, 4 of them.)
 
Spiral, Stripes, Crinkle and Ombre.  I used the one color that came in the kit-- blue.
 
It wasn't hard following the directions.  I used a white cotton material and went to work.
(I have to admit it was pretty fun!)  Just remember to wear plastic gloves!  You'll thank me later.
 
After soaking overnight, washing and drying, the color came out more turquoise than royal blue.
This was actually a fun surprise, since I LOVE turquoise!
I ironed up the fabric and sewed up a few easy pillow cases with a Velcro opening.
 
 
Ta-da!  The finished products!  Which pattern is your favorite?
 

I took the pillows over to my mother-in-law's beach place for the perfect chairs to highlight them. 
My mother-in-law loved them!



Who knew that that this 'old' process of dying fabric was so fun and addictive?  A big thank you to Jennifer for challenging me to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.

I'd love you to vote for my project!  Click here to vote.  I'm #6!  You'll love what others made, too!  People are so creative!


 Thanks Friends!  Happy Summer!

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