Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin (Not so) Tie Dye(d) Shirt

 I saw the idea for this shirt last year at family fun.  They used a white shirt, pinched little circles with rubber bands, and dyed it in orange paint, and then colored faces.  Well....cheater cheater cheater, pumpkin shirt....uhhh....cree-ater....I did it my way (insert chorus here).  I accidentally came across this site at etsy, and I could tell they had drawn things on shirts using a bleach pen (angel wings on the back of onsies, flowers on the front, guitars, whatever).  I decided to apply this concept to the pumpkin shirt idea.  This makes my 17th pumpkin craft for the season.  Here are the other 16.  Pumpkin farmers are secure in their business structure with me on the prowl this season.  I'm a fan.  I bought an orange shirt, bleach pen, and permanant marker. 
 I put plastic/wax paper in the middle of the shirt so the bleach wouldn't bleed through. 
 I doodled my circles....circules was as crafty as I felt like getting with this pen.  I left it on for a few minutes, the longer you leave it, the more it bleeds to wider circles. 
 I rinsed, and dried. 
 Drew faces, and then shipped it out to one of my many friends under the age of five.  It would have been fun to just include the pen and some blank pumpkins so he could draw his own year I'll be more thoughtful!