We sang all three verses of The Star Spangled Banner today at Church. It felt amazing.
I love my country.
I showed you The Rocket Pop Dress and New Glory His and Hers Independence Day Outfits and here's one more. Stars and Stripes Forever Tie-Dye.
Here's how I did it -
- White Cotton T-Shirts
- Regular Rubber Bands
- Mini Rubber Bands (for hair)
- Rit Dye Scarlet
- Rit Dye Denim Blue
- Marbles ( I used the flat bottom kind that you get in the floral department)
Step 3: Wrap the entire top of the shirt in plastic wrap and secure with more rubber bands.
*The directions on bottle tell you how to make 3 gallons worth of dye. Unless you're clothing an army you don't need this much. My friends and I did a total of about 10 shirts and we only used 1 gallon. To prepare for 1 gallon use the following: 1 gallon of water, 1/3 cup salt, 4 tsp liquid dye.
Step 5: Soak the bottom half of shirt in red dye until it reaches the color you want. (You can see from the picture I had to get creative in keeping the top half out of the dye.)
Step 6: Remove from dye and rinse the bottom half of the shirt until water runs clear.
Step 7: Remove plastic wrap and prepare blue dye.
Step 9: Remove rubber bands and follow directions on bottle of dye.
*Note: Directions said to wash in washer with warm water. The red bled onto the white to give it a slight pink color. I think next time I will wash in cold to help set the color better. Any other suggestions? It was just the red we had problems with.