I tried to tie dye. I thought it was this great idea. I’ve been planning it since before school got out. I bought white sheets and under-shirts for the boys. I bought a plain white t shirt for the Bean.
The results, obviously, were less than I’d hoped…
I have no clue what I did wrong, but the colors were all just washed out. The good news is that the kids had fun (I think) and it wasn’t a huge investment. Besides, they’re still sleeping on the washed-out-colored sheets.
On the other hand, I had a little crafting success, too.
Last year both boys went through two backpacks each and were both on their third when school got out. So, this year I wasn’t looking forward to shelling out more cash (and more and more and more) on backpacks. I think that if I bought high end backpacks, they’d hold up longer, but I really don’t want to spend that much up front either. So, I had an idea–to personalize a basic messenger bag.
I ordered a couple messenger bags that I found from an army surplus store via Amazon. And then I had fun finding patches on E-Bay. So, now for about $25 a kiddo, my boys now have personalized, sturdy bags to start school. I have no clue if they’ll hold up, but they didn’t cost much. And I am hopeful!