Chasing Cheerios

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What to do with stained onesies???

Tie-dye, of course!!! I have lots of stained hand me down onesies, so we decided to tie-dye them to make them beautiful :) I found a tie-dye kit at Michael's in the clearance section (it was normally 20 dollars, and I paid 5!), and we had a tie-dye party for Little Kicker on July 4th. It was fun to have Little Kicker's grandparents, aunt, cousin, and all of us (Elliott, O, and me) involved in making something for her. We tie-dyed 14 onesies, a t-shirt, 4 shirts for the girls (O & M), and 4 adult t-shirts, and we still have 5 packets of dye left!!!



Little Kicker is going to be a hip little kiddo :) After I took this picture, O said "I don't think 15 onesies are enough."

14 comments:

  1. Why didn't I think of that? I mean, my husband is a huge Grateful Dead fan. Duh.

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  2. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Can't wait to do this. Thanks for the great idea.

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  4. Such a good idea!I have one on the way, so this will be GREAT!

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  5. Fun!!

    My sister took Princess's stained onesies and cut them up and made a quilt for her out of them. :)

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  6. I just bought a kit from JoAnne clearance last weekend. I am hoping to also tie die some white maternity hand-me down T's that have some stains along with the onsies. Your colors turned out great!

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  7. What a GREAT idea and fantastic activity for the entire family to enjoy!!!

    Was it messy? Did you do it outside? I think this would be fun for my 3 1/2 year old ... and maybe 17 month old??? (baby #3 is on her way) ... do you think I could manage this activity with the two of them on my own?? Any tips?

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  8. Just the Sous Chef- We tie-dyed the onesies outside on the picnic table, and we all wore old clothes, especially the girls :) O had to be closely supervised with the squirt bottles of dye because the one time I let her do it by herself, she squeezed too hard and dye went everywhere...her face, hair, and all over Elliott :) So, if you do this alone with your kiddos, I'd definitely have them take turns, so you can help them hold and squeeze the bottles. It's VERY easy to squeeze too hard :)

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  9. At my sister-in-law's baby shower, we all got a onesie to tie-dye and even used resist to write and draw on them first. It was a big hit (though I never saw him in one - and now he's over 2 years old!).

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  10. I'm running into the same problem as I get down the baby clothes from the attic. What a fun thing for B and I to do together to get ready for the baby!

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