Another simple and fun gift is tye dyed...anything really. Especially if you have teenagers.
So let's start simple with tye dyed t-shirts.
My boys are huge Packer fans Green and Yellow tye dyed shirts are a huge hit. You can use school colors, team colors or wing it.
A friend of ours had a tye dye station at a summer party today. The t-shirt on the left is mine and the one on the right is my husband's. Yep, even he got in on the festivities.
If you're not so inclined to try your hand at tye dyeing...
a customized tye dye kit is a great gift idea.
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My parents are snow birds. They fly south for the winter. Which means we don't get to celebrate Christmas together...until July.
It's also tradition in our family to make at least one gift by hand. So I thought I'd start a new thread of posts about simple, functional and inexpensive gifts you can make for Christmas (or for House-warming, Birthdays, Weddings, etc.). I'll also be sharing some other gift ideas from other crafters as well that fit the bill.
Flour Sack Dish Towels
Growing up, my grandmother would hand embroider vegetables, fruits, flowers, birds, and other designs in a corner of a flour sack towel and give them away as gifts. Hand embroidery takes time AND patience.
In keeping with tradition, yet making them quick and easy to make, here's my version...
I purchased a pack of 5 flour sack towels (28" x 29") at Walmart for $4.98.
Flour sacks towels are not square and the material is not densely woven so they do stretch out of "shape" some. I still took the time to iron them anyway.
Using my serger I used brightly colored thread to sew the edges. "Straightening" the edges as much as possible. Using a needle, tuck the thread tails into the stitching.
If you don't have a serger follow the directions after the break for making these using a sewing machine.
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