Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tie Dye Fuuun!

Long time, no crafty! :-)

Hello! I am back with a fun, fast, and inexpensive project! I recently bought a $5 tie dye kit at Michael's that came with 5 colors. The box said it was enough for 15 shirts -- ha!! I ran out of dye after 3 baby onesies and a tank top, that's why the t-shirt is a bit more muted. I already had the shirts on hand (dingy white clothes that needed new life), so this really only cost me the kit. But most craft stores stock cheap t-shirts in kids and adult sizes.

I simply followed the directions in the box. Except the instructions weren't that clear for the designs, so I took to Google and found these awesome tutorials.

My favorite is the freestyled butterfly. My baby is obsessed with butterflies. :-)  One tip, don't get the shirt too saturated with dye if you don't want a lot of bleeding to happen. The butterfly looked a lot more crisp before I went dye-crazy! ;-)

I hope you enjoy this project and will give some new life to your clothing!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Soot Sprite Tutorial


I am currently planning my baby's first birthday party, and the theme is Totoro!  My Neighbor Totoro is a delightful children's movie by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.  I have a lot of projects planned for the birthday party, so come back for more details!  Here is just one of them: DIY soot sprites!  I plan to sprinkle the soot sprites around the house to add a festive, themed touch.

Here is the tutorial that my husband helped me to make, if you want to make some Soot Sprites of your own.  You could also make some soot sprites for a Spirited Away theme as well, since they were featured in both movies.


Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the Soot Sprite design. These are simply fun, fan art. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Welcome to Tangerine Elephant

Welcome to Tangerine Elephant -- the home to cool, cute creations! I am all about everything cool, cute, and crafty. I'll soon be adding to this blog DIY crafts, party ideas, video demos, cute products, and more. 

Cool, cute creations

I hope that you will enjoy the blog and follow along!