Back in the fall, my brother texted me and said he wanted to buy the baby a shirt that said "My Uncle's Monkey." I said "Huh? Did you see a shirt like that somewhere?" He said "No, I've just always wanted to be a monkey's uncle." That cracked me up, and I immediately knew what I would get him for Christmas.
I could have just ironed some letters onto a t-shirt and called it a day, but I thought I'd use the opportunity to try my hand at tie dying.
I haven't tie dyed in, like, EVER, and boy has it come a long way! Now they sell these convenient little spray bottles. Just tie up the shirts with some rubber bands and spray to your heart's content.
I don't think the spray bottles do quite as good a job as the traditional squirt bottle as far as getting the dye all the way through the shirt, but clean up was a breeze! After the shirts were about halfway dry, I untied the rubber bands and let them air dry a little more before throwing them in the dryer to set the dye (according to the instructions on the bottle).
See? Still a mostly white shirt, but I kinda liked it so I just went with it. Next, I ironed on some letters (using a Sharpie for the apostrophes).
And that's it. Cute, right? Not to mention super easy.
I packed Baby P's in my hospital bag, and my brother will wear his to the hospital for the cutest photo op EVER!
Have you tie dyed anything lately?