Happy Anniversary Giveaway

UPDATED –

Woo-hoo! This giveaway has finally come to an end. Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to enter. I was very happy with the response this giveaway has gotten and, as always, I am overwhelmed by all of the support and private messages from so many of you. It goes without saying this site wouldn’t have had such a great first year live if it wasn’t for you.

Now, without further ado, the winner of the tie-dye kit is:

Abigail Bernier

Abigail, check your email and get back to me ASAP! Thanks to everyone who entered.

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One year ago this week, I ventured out on my own after writing for others for 16 years.

I was nervous about this change, yet excited. All of the amazing support I got from all of you is what helped me make it through the most trying challenges I faced. I couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. I get so much positive feedback, either via comments here, email or on social media sites and each note brightens my day a little more.

I decided in honor of this 1 year anniversary I hold hold a fun giveaway. While the very first thing I thought of using as a prize is a Rainbow Loom and a collection of colorful bands (our craft store has almost an entire aisle dedicated to these!), I figured I would do something else this time around (remember, I gave away a Rainbow Loom back in November).

Happy Anniversary Giveaway

While cruising up and down the aisle at the craft store, a display for tie-dye caught my eye. I always associate tie-dye with summer (I remember tie-dyeing with my grandmother outside when I was young) so I thought this would be a great prize!  What do you think?

The prize for this giveaway is a Tulip One Step Tie Dye Kit. This kit includes 12 reusable squeeze bottle with high-quality dye powder inside. This kit is big enough to dye up to 36 projects (at least that is what the packages says). All you need to do is add water. It also includes several pairs of protective gloves, rubber bands, and instructions.

Also included in this prize package are three t-shirts. They are all large (14 – 16) in children’s sizes. I figured I would include these so you can jump in and get tie-dyeing right away!

So feel free to enter as often as possible and make sure you tell your friends to come enter. You might also want to sign up for the Family Crafts newsletter so you stay up to date on news about this giveaway and more to come.

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46 comments for “Happy Anniversary Giveaway

  1. Sarah E
    03/26/2014 at 8:20 am

    My boys and I made tie die shirts with their cousins two summers ago and they all loved it. It was so much fun to see what they came up with for colors and a design. This is such a fun giveaway. 🙂

  2. 03/26/2014 at 8:34 am

    I love tie-die. I remember doing it as a kid at camp. My kids have not tried it yet, but with the way they are so creative (and love making a mess), I KNOW they’ll love it!

    Thank you so much for having such an awesome site! I’m looking forward to using all your great tips and information 🙂

  3. Kathy
    03/26/2014 at 9:03 am

    I haven’t done this in many years now. Would love to try it again with the grandkids.

  4. 03/26/2014 at 9:28 am

    Wow, can’t believe it’s been a year already! Happy anniversary!

  5. 03/26/2014 at 9:37 am

    We’ve never tie died before! Perfect family project idea!

    • claudia
      03/26/2014 at 9:38 am

      *tie-dyed

  6. Wendy
    03/26/2014 at 10:09 am

    I remember when I used to tie dye as part of my art lessons! I’m seriously getting old! Looks great fun! xx Happy Anniversary

  7. Xanthe Emerick
    03/26/2014 at 11:18 am

    I have a project in mind with this already and had it in the back of my mind to purchase something like this…are you reading my mind? 😉 I love your blog!

  8. Jen
    03/26/2014 at 1:56 pm

    We used to tie dye at summer day camp. I always used so many colors that it turned the shirts puce. Back then, tie dyes head scarves (bandanas) were also big.

  9. lisaray1956@hotmail.com
    03/27/2014 at 1:22 pm

    WE tie-dyed tshirts back in Girl Scouts. Let’s see. I remember wearing the shirt to school, so that would have to be after the dress-code changed, and girls were allowed to wear pants. That would probably be about 1971-72. We couldn’t figure out how to do multi-colors, so mine wasblue. Came out cute though.

  10. Denise Davis
    03/27/2014 at 9:07 pm

    I don’t have any tie dye memories.

  11. Tonya (Taj Kingston)
    03/27/2014 at 10:04 pm

    Going to camp and making t-shirts!

  12. 03/27/2014 at 10:16 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I have never done tie dye, always wanted to 🙂

  13. sandra
    03/28/2014 at 8:39 am

    none, i don’t think i’ve ever done it

  14. Joanne
    03/28/2014 at 5:39 pm

    I have tie dyed on different occasions and it is fun to do with kids. They love seeing their finished work.
    Happy Anniversary!

  15. Daya
    03/29/2014 at 5:31 pm

    The first tye dye I ever did was a shirt for my now ex-boyfriend…

  16. Wendy R.
    03/29/2014 at 10:22 pm

    We made tie dye shirts several years ago as a family and had a great time! However, we did learn that it is best to use 100% cotton tshirts and not the poly blend ones.

  17. JJ
    03/30/2014 at 2:12 am

    I have many tie-dye memories! We used to do a batch of tie-dye everytime a new baby joined our family, nothing is cuter than a tie-dyed baby and each one would get onesies, tshirts, socks, bibs and a blanket.

    My favorite, most special tie-dye memory is our wedding! We made sashes, ascots and cummerbunds for our bridesmaids/groomsmen to wear and they looked fabulous. We still get compliments from family about these and were asked recently if we had plans to make replacements at some point because after almost 21 years the fabric is falling apart!

    I thought that was my favorite, most special tie-dye memory, until I wrote this… We have tie-dyed with so many friends and family members, some of of whom are no longer with us. The simple tie-dyed items help keep the memories alive and allow us to share the ones we miss with those who weren’t lucky enough to meet them.

  18. bn100
    03/30/2014 at 1:23 pm

    No, I don’t

  19. Jan Lee
    03/31/2014 at 1:40 pm

    No I don’t have any tie dye memories even tho I grew up in the age when it was popular. My mom said she didn’t want to ruin her washing machine with dye.. I guess that’s how it was done then…. so we never had any tie dye shirts, bags, etc.

  20. Barbara Scales
    03/31/2014 at 9:40 pm

    Tie dye always reminds me of a bluegrass festival in my hometown.

  21. 04/01/2014 at 1:46 am

    I remember these well from high school…deep in the Bicentennial era. But I’d like to try it for a quilt or two today!

  22. Melissa
    04/01/2014 at 8:23 am

    I don’t have any special memory with tie-dying but I would love to make one!! Me and my kids would love to do this.

  23. Ryan
    04/01/2014 at 1:03 pm

    No I never actually tie-dyed anything. Would love to give the kids that memory.

  24. Mindy
    04/01/2014 at 8:21 pm

    I remember tie dying in Girl Scouts!

  25. Dawn Monroe
    04/02/2014 at 4:04 pm

    My kids use to make tyedye shirts in Sunday school every year.

  26. lee mckoen
    04/05/2014 at 8:40 pm

    My day of tie dye started in the 70’s , now I am reapeating it with my grandkids and they love it

  27. Brutus Duffy
    04/06/2014 at 12:06 am

    Back in the early 80’s I loved to tie dye clothes (learned it in scouts). Would love to do again because I’m into bright colors and cool patterns. Thanks!

  28. Leslie L Stanziani
    04/06/2014 at 1:23 pm

    Last year my husband,myself,and our 4 kids all made shirts and a blanket for a big vanning get together.

  29. Laurie Emerson
    04/06/2014 at 3:42 pm

    I remember my sister and I tie dyeing our first t-shirts.

  30. linda w.
    04/06/2014 at 3:44 pm

    Growing up in the ’70’s we always had a bit of tie dye in our outfits. We used to use the Rit dye kits. It seems so easy now.

  31. Miz Vickik
    04/06/2014 at 3:49 pm

    Tie dye reminds me of days at camp as a kid!

  32. Elizabeth
    04/06/2014 at 6:49 pm

    I don’t have any tie-dye memories because I’ve never tried tie-dye. 🙂

  33. Rebecca Lock
    04/06/2014 at 7:18 pm

    I tie dyed my son’s sheets.

  34. Jennifer Reed
    04/06/2014 at 7:29 pm

    I remember doing tie dye shirts at camp during my 5th-7th grade summers.

  35. tina reynolds
    04/06/2014 at 8:19 pm

    I loved making my tye die field day shirts in school

  36. rose paden
    04/07/2014 at 3:16 am

    I actually have never tried to tye die, but my mom loves it and it would be fun for her and I to give it a try!

  37. Abigail
    04/07/2014 at 9:53 am

    I had a tie-dye birthday party when i was a little girl and would love to throw one for my kids too!

  38. Nikkita
    04/07/2014 at 12:29 pm

    I am a senior in High school and I just like to have fun. with out all the drugs and alcohol. so I do things like make tie dye clothing. This past weekend I made tie dye shirts with my room mate. stuff like this helps keep me out of trouble

  39. diane Baum
    04/07/2014 at 3:19 pm

    I remember making an orange and pink shirt as a kid, would love to do this with my sons

  40. ash.angela@aol.com
    04/07/2014 at 5:07 pm

    I have absolutely no special tie-dye memories. I’ve never done it before but would love to as I love the look of tie-die.

  41. Vikki Billings
    04/07/2014 at 6:03 pm

    I do not have any special tie-dye memories, but I have always wanted to tie-dye shirts!

  42. mariasimon1973@yahoo.com
    04/07/2014 at 9:03 pm

    THIS IS SUCH A PRECIOUS GIVEAWAY..MY CHILDREN LOVE TO DO SHIRTS OR HEAD BANDS..VERY CUTE GIFT OR TO KEEP TOMAKE MORE PRECIOUS ITEMS

  43. Trisha McKee
    04/07/2014 at 10:14 pm

    Making tie dye shirts at my best friend’s house- a bunch of us did this and I still have the shirt from that fun night!

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