Monday, October 24, 2011

For Your Little Pumpkin

When our oldest was 2, a bunch of us moms that attended a mommy and me class continued to get together with all of our kids a few times a month.  Oh my,I just realized that was 9 years ago!  My how time flies! Anyway we made these adorable shirts for our kids and since then our other two children have worn it.  But now, our youngest is 6 and this shirt has become the halloween shirt for Reagan's Build-A-Bear.  It was just too cute to part with and it reminds me of all those moms who I relied on during those first scary years of parenting.  We moved to a different town and I don't see those moms anymore, but I credit them with keeping me sane during those early years.

All you need is:

White T-Shirt
Orange Clothing Dye
Black Paint, non-washable
Sponges Cut to desired shapes

Fold or twist your shirt however you want your design and follow the directions for tye-dying the shirt.  This could be a two day project depending on how long you want your dye to set.  It is best for the color to sit for 24 hours to get the desired brightness.  Once the shirt has been tye-dyed and dried, then dip your sponges into the non-washable paint.  Place them on the shirt according to your desired Jack-O'Lantern look.  Let dry.

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3 comments:

Lorie said...

Cute!! And a great way to remember when they were little!

Jolynn's Hobby Shop said...

So cute!!!

Monica J @ Sofamilyonline said...

I agree, sooooo cute! Luv!