Last month’s Kiwi Crate included a set of pastel dye sticks (basically crayons for coloring on fabric permanently) which we used to decorate one of the projects from the crate. (Here are some of my previous posts about Kiwi Crates if you are interested in learning more or wondering what in the world a Kiwi Crate is~ April: Gardening and September: Farmers Market.) The dye sticks were hardly used up at all, and I had saved them thinking we would find a use for them in the future. (We have so many leftover supplies from past Kiwi Crates~ I feel like my whole arts and crafts area is getting restocked each month!)
So the perfect opportunity arose to use the dyes. Lucy and I were going through her old clothes and we ran across a stained, white shirt. We thought what better way to fix it up than to decorate it (and to cover up those stains with some color since I have completely failed at removing them.)
I covered part of the kitchen table with newspaper to protect the table from any stray hands with permanent dye sticks flying around. Then I put some paper inside the shirt to keep the colors from bleeding from the front to the back of the shirt. We got out the dye sticks and let Lucy at it!
She drew all kinds of things~ herself and her brother, a sun, a fence (apparently for Theo so he won’t run out of the yard), and on the back she drew a giant heart! I ironed the colors to set them and on she put it!
Here she is modeling the shirt (both front and back) with my sunglasses of course.
If you are interested in trying out Kiwi Crates, follow them on Facebook. Sometimes they have special offers going on. Or, you can always contact me for a referral (we both get $10 off for using it!) And an fyi- I am in no way affiliated with Kiwi Crates~ just love them!