How to Create a Relaxing Sunset Pillow

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There’s something about a beautiful sunset that always stops me in my tracks.

No matter how many I’ve seen, I still marvel at all the vibrant, beautiful colors.

How to make a Relaxing Sunset Pillow Collage

After all the fun we had making the Patriotic Tied Dyed Shirts for the 4th of July…

I decided to create a color wash dyed pillow with the colors you might see during a beautiful sunset.

With the help of my 2 year old Grandson this is how we made the pillow:

  1. We used the Rainbow Tie Dye Kit from Tulip that comes with pre-measured squirt bottles.  All you need to do is add water to the bottles and shake to mix.
  2. Squirt dye onto 12″ canvas pillow square one color at a time starting at the top.
  3. Dip medium/large paintbrush into water and brush the dye to spread the color.
  4. Continue with the others colors until canvas pillow square is covered.
  5. Note:  When using a helper who’s only 2 1/2 things can get really wet.  (he had fun)
  6. Cover dyed fabric with plastic wrap to keep damp.
  7. Let set for 6-8 hours or longer for intense colors.  (we waited around 2 hours)
  8. Rinse well with water until excess dye is removed.
  9. Fill washer to “large load” setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of laundry soap.  Wash and dry separately.  (Wash separately for the first few washes.)
  10. Iron the canvas pillow square to get out excess wrinkles.
  11. To add the word “relax”, I used iron-on embroidered letters from Joy.  It’s quick and easy – just preheat your iron to the cotton setting, cover the letters with a cotton cloth and iron for about 30 seconds.  I ironed it again from the back of the fabric for another 30 seconds.
  12. Stuff pillow with a 12″ pillow form.


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Tie-Dying With Nick

Tie Dying with Nick

CUTE KID ALERT:  I love working on crafts with Nicholas and his Mommy.

Last Sunday, we decided to Tie Dye t-shirts.

It all started because of a Tulip One-Step Mini Tie-Dye Kit-Neon* (affiliate link) I received

free last February after a CHA Fave Crafts Designer Event from Tulip and I Love to Create.

I had been meaning to use it, but, hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

 

Using the squeeze bottles made it so much easier and less messy than the old way of tie-dying.

We had so much fun with this project that Bonnie (Nick’s Mommy) went out and bought a

larger kit the next day.  This past Sunday, when everyone came over for Father’s Day,

we tie-dyed Red White and Blue t-shirts and socks with the kids.

Just saying “a little addicting”.

Choosing the design

The kit came with a large full color sheet of designs, techniques and instructions.

For the boys shirts we did the “swirl” technique.

Nicholas and Warren Fronts and Backs

For Bonnie’s shirts we did the “crumple” and “ombre” techniques.  (no pictures, darn)

Nicholas and Warren 2

It doesn’t get much cuter than this!

I used this picture in a frame for their Daddy’s Father’s Day gift.

Many Faces of Nick Collage

This post would not be complete without including the “Many Faces of Nick“.

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