Friday, June 29, 2012
Just in time for the 4th of July, we've made a super cute Firecracker popsicle-inspired top! After doing our research, we found out some people call them Bomb Pops or Rocket Pops! Firecracker pops are so iconic and remind us of summer days and trips to the ice cream truck. I'm always a sucker for nostalgia, so wearing a firecracker pop shirt if right up my alley! I enlisted the help of our awesome designer Lauri Eaton and she whipped up this shirt in minutes (minus drying time). This DIY is just about as easy and fun as eating a Firecracker popsicle!
Firecracker Tie Dye Patriotic T-shirt
What you'll need:
– Tulip One-Step Tie Dye in red and royal blue
– Tulip Dye Zip Ties
– Tulip Surface Cover
– 100% white cotton shirt
What you do:
1. Wet or dampen your cotton t-shirt; wring out any exess water.
3. Mix Tulip Tie Dyes and shake well. Squeeze red dye and saturate top part of shirt. Squeeze dye about a half inch from the cinched zip tie. The dye does bleed and will seep to this section eventually. Do the same with the blue dye at bottom. Also make sure to turn over and make sure you get all areas on the other side of the shirt.
4. Roll and wrap in Tulip Surface Cover and let sit 6-8 hours.
5. Rinse under faucet to remove excess dye. Rinse until water runs clear.
6. Leave rubber bands on shirt and machine wash in large load setting.
7. After washing, remove rubber bands. Machine dry.
So what did you call this treat? Firecracker, Bomb Pop, or Rocket Pop?
You can make it using Tulip Soft Fabric Paint and a star stencil.
You can paint this by cutting out stars and ironing them on. All you need are Tulip Fashion Glitter Sheets, a star template, an iron, and a pair of scissors.
You can make this using Tulip Soft Fabric Paint and a star stencil. If you don't have a steady hand to paint stripes, use painters tape.
It's super cool! Cool2Craft TV July 2, 2012: Great Outdoors! The Cool2Craft design team is sharing a fun collection of great outdoors inspired craft ideas this week! EcoHeidi Borchers is crafting a Birdhouse Fairy Cottage featuring Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue, Tiffany Windsor is creating Upcycled Whimsical Yard Art featuring Aleene's Outdoor Adhesive, plus much more!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nothing says 4th of July like a Bomb Pop. Well ok maybe fireworks say it more, but Bomb Pops are cuter. I mean come on. Add glitter to the yummy equation and then pop this top on my kid and the cuteness will be unstoppable. Let me tell you how you can make your own in about 20 minutes.
Tulip Fabric Paint (the shad of a stick)
Tulip Fashion Glitter Shimmer Sheets
First I drew a picture of a Bomb Pop on a piece of paper to use as my pattern.
Next I cut my pattern into 3 parts. I then used the pattern parts to cut the shapes out of silver, teal and red Shimmer Sheets.
Once my shapes were cut out I placed them on my shirt where I wanted. Place a thin piece of fabric on top of the image and using a hot iron press.
The last thing to do is to paint on a popsicle stick and let it dry. I can't wait to show Tallulah her new spiffy 4th of July Bomb Pop shirt when she gets up tomorrow.
***This is a sponsored post by I Love to Create - I was compensated & given free supplies. Mama has gotta pay the bills somehow and really who in their right mind would say no to free craft supplies***
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
But jeans...that's another story. I hate to part with jeans that I like and ones that fit well! But I felt that with my new room makeover, I need to makeover some jeans too! So I did something fun and dyed a boring pair with teal and fuchsia tie-dye!
|My finished jeans! The teal really gives them new life!|
Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit in NEON
A plastic table liner
A spray bottle with water
A pair of jeans
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Avalon Potter (a.k.a. NGC-New Generation Crafter) for iLoveToCreate
"Teen crafted, mom approved."
Avalon has been obsessed with tribal prints all summer, from ikat to Native American to African inspired patterns and chevron, she's been showing me pictures of bedding, bags, clothes, shoes all emblazoned with an array of colors and patterns. I trust a teen to know what's really cool and she's a really cool teen. She wanted to make something fun to express her new found love of all things 'pattern-y', and we remembered Claudine Hellmuth's fabulous sticky back canvas. By covering a basic notebook with layers of painted and embellished canvas, she made a truly fabulous one of a kind work of art. This is so much fun to do with the vast array of paints from Tulip and Scribbles brands and with school just around the corner, a great way to help your teen personalize their supplies!
Notebook with hardback cover
Sticky back canvas
Tulip 3-d fashion paint
Tulip fabric markers
Scribbles brush on fabric paints
Scribbles fabric paint brushes
Tulip sponge pouncers
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|4th of July cupcakes courtesy of Sprinkles.|
You'll need to select some Duncan bisque, I went with an oblong platter and a large square one. And then you'll need Duncan Concepts Underglazes in red, white and blue. Brushes and Pure Brilliance Glaze are needed too. You can find all the product details here.
Tulip Sponge Pouncer to create dots. For the outside, I used the tip of the paintbrush and made a hecka lot of polka dots!
Tulip Flexible Stencil and applied white paint with the pouncer. When you're finished, coat with two layers of Pure Brilliance and then fire at Cone 6.
-T-shirt scraps (sleeves work well!), including one long one to use as the fastener
-Rotary cutter and cutting mat
-Aleene's Fabric Fusion glue
-Ribbon (optional, in place of the long piece of T-shirt scrap to fasten the necklace)
1. Cut 1 1/2"-wide strips from the T-shirt scraps.
2. Cut the strips into 2" pieces to make rectangles that are 1 1/2" x 2". (I cut about 124 rectangles in two different colors to make an approximately 9"-long necklace segment.)
3. Lay one of the rectangles flat, wrong side up, and spread a thin line of glue slightly off-center and parallel to the short ends. Fold it in half so that the glue line retains the crease. Let the glue dry and repeat for the remaining rectangles.
4. Squeeze a thin line of glue close to the folded edge of one of the rectangles and press another folded rectangle over it.
5. Repeat step 4 as many times as needed, to attach more rectangles together and create the necklace piece. (Arrange different colors to create a pattern!) Reserve two folded rectangles to use in step 7.
6. Let the necklace piece dry, then touch up any gaps as desired.
7. Spread glue along the end of a long T-shirt strip or ribbon (shown here), and center and press it along one of the spare rectangles from step 5.
8. Then add more glue to the ribbon and press it against one end of the necklace piece, aligning the T-shirt rectangles (the ribbon end should be sandwiched in between T-shirt material). Repeat on the opposite end of the necklace piece. Let dry completely. Then snip the T-shirt strip or ribbon in the middle so you have two ends for tying.
9. Tie the ends in a bow at the back of your neck.
-Experiment by making smaller rectangles for a more delicate piece (you can make a necklace this way, or, I made an accompanying bracelet using 1" x 1 1/2" rectangles).
-Use chain in place of the fabric fastener. (I like the idea of an all-white necklace piece with a gold tone chain.)
-Try wearing it as a headpiece! (My sister's boyfriend tied the necklace around his head as a joke, but with the right messy up-do, it could be quite the statement piece.)
-Play with color: Make the red-white-blue version mentioned above, use the color scheme from your favorite sports team to wear to the next game, or craft a rainbow to brighten your day!
Tune in later this week over at Generation T to see the second necklace I made using the scraps left over from this one--super easy, super fast, and also no-sew (no-glue, even!).