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Tired of Tie Dye? Try ICE DYE!

Materials Needed:

• Choose up to three colours of Dylon® Natural Fabric Dye.

• Have a bucket or bin, a grate, a garbage bag and lots of ice handy.

• PLUS one plain, light coloured cotton item to dye, like a t-shirt or tote bag.
Step 1:

Wet the article to be dyed. Place grate on bucket and bucket atop the garbage bag, which will protect the table surface from any dye splashes. Scrunch up the damp item and place on the grate with the front facing up.

 

Step 2:

Cover the item in ice, as shown.Step 3:

Sprinkle dye crystals directly over the ice, in a colour design of your choosing. More crystals will give you a darker colour and greater saturation, a light sprinkling will give a lighter, more subtle colouring.

Tip to Remember: colour rules apply when dyeing. For example: pink sprinkled with yellow will create orange.To Finish:

Leave overnight. Rinse thoroughly, then air dry.

What’s a beverage without a cozy or charm? Dull!  Jazz up your drinks for Canada’s birthday with these wine glass charm and drink cozy instructions. Want a different look? Choose from a wide variety of ribbons and patches in stores to create for any occasion.

Download a printable PDF here.

Summer is here and with that comes enjoying the outdoors. Add some flair to your outdoor space or some pizzazz to your next summer party with these delightful ribbon crafts. Customize these kid-friendly projects with event specific colours or get creative with mixing and matching for everyday fun.

Download printable PDF here.

Personalize your craft and fashion projects with easy to use Print ‘n Press transfer sheets. Straightforward instructions included in each package for transferring images of all kinds such as photos, patches and decals onto your fabric projects.  Simply print sheets using your ink jet printer, cut and press!

As an example comic book patches add some super fun flair and the printable pattern is available below.


Download printable patches here

 

Fabric Magic is great for apparel and accessories projects, children’s toys and innovative home décor. It’s a sew-in interfacing that shrinks up to 30% when activated with steam to add texture and dimension to projects. It’s quick and easy to use and results are permanent lasting through laundering.

Use it for this fun pocket pillow project … it really is magic!

Download printable instructions here

If you’re looking for a fun craft project for Family Day, felt keychains are a great choice!  They’re cute, customizable, and kid-friendly!

What you need:

•Felt

•Stuffing

•Thread

•Hand-sewing needle

•Pins

•Scissors

•Twill tape (or grosgrain ribbon)

•1 inch split key rings

What you do:

1. Cut out pattern pieces; pin pieces to matching felt colours and cut out.

2. Sew decorative pieces onto background pieces according to the examples.  Embroider eyes or other decorative stitching.

3. Fold twill tape or grosgrain ribbon in half and pin between front and back pieces.  Sew around outer edge leaving a gap for stuffing.

4. Insert stuffing evenly and sew gap closed.

5. Attach split key ring to the tape or ribbon loop.

Add keys and enjoy!

Download printable PDF of the pattern here.

Download printable PDF of the instructions here.

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