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DIY Rit Dye a Lacrosse Stick

So my son made one of these before a few years back but now my youngest wanted to do it to his stick too, so we went to the store, got the dye and glue sticks and got to town.
His lacrosse head was all white so he wanted to make it our school colors (maroon and white) so we picked up Red Rit Dye to help change the color.


Thing you need:
Lacrosse head
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Rit Dye
Large stock pot
Water


Start off by randomly putting hot glue all over the head. Make patterns or just do it randomly. Whatever color you put the hot glue on, that will be the color underneath. That color will not change.

Once you have all the glue that you want on the lacrosse head, start by filling up the pot of water and bringing it to a boil.  Carefully dump the Rit Dye in the pit. Be very careful when working either dye because it stains and will change the color of any towels you may be using. There will need to be an adult present to help with with this project.

Use the head to start gently stirring the pot to mix the dye up with the water.  Let the lacrosse head drop into the pot of water and check on it after a few minutes.  Depending on the color you want the head to turn, you might need to leave it in there a few minutes or over an hour.  We actually started it before my sons hockey game, went to his game and came back and then took it out and rinsed it off.

You will want to make sure you have towels around when you take it out so you don’t drip all over the counter.  Use cold water to rinse off the lacrosse head until it runs clear and no more dye is on the head.

Once this part is done you can start peeling all the glue off the head and see the awesome creation you made.  Make sure and peel all of the glue off so it won’t mess it up later.

TADA!!! It’s done!! You can now restring the head and use it!! My son decided to put red mesh back into the stick instead of the black that came with it.

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It’s gonna be MAY!

Hello_May_CuteMay is a busy month for us.  With the end of the school year wrapping up, my husband’s birthday, my nephew’s birthday, hockey, lacrosse, lacrosse tournaments, baseball starting up, soccer ending, Memorial Day and lots of other odds and ends to add up in there.  Last year I mistakingly planned our big vacation around Memorial Weekend and I won’t be doing that again.  The kids missed too many end of the year things with school and when your planning months in advance, you don’t realize that those things might fall in there.  But we still had a great family vacation even if they had to miss a few school activities.  Memories that will last a lifetime.  Let me know what you’d like to see in my blog posts, I’m trying to blog more about my craft ideas, recipes and things our family does.

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Busy boys and spring!!!

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated on here! I guess I need to get started back into blogging! We’ve been a bit busy during the winter months!

Both of my son’s play hockey, so this year my oldest son, Brody, played Pee-Wee House and my youngest son, Caden, played Mite House hockey.  With both of them in sports, it’s pretty much every day we had something to do so it was very hard to get anything else accomplished all winter long!

Brody

Brody

Caden

Caden

I love to watch them play hockey though, it’s truly something they both love to do.  Some say we are crazy because of the cost, the time commitments or the busy schedule but you know what? It keeps them from spending tons of hours just sitting in front of the TV or iPad, it keeps them physically active and it makes them gain new friend’s that they wouldn’t of met at school.  Hockey brings all different towns around us together and we have met some great families because of hockey!  They truly become “family” since we see each other so often and it’s a great time for parents too.  Both kids are playing other sports this spring, Brody is playing lacrosse and Caden is doing soccer and hockey right now.  I love that they love sports and it’s great to sit around and watch NHL games and listen to them talk about stats and information about sports together.  It’s a great brotherly bonding experience.

Anyways enough with my kids and there sports!  Let’s get into the good stuff, my crafts!  I’m still working and selling things through my Etsy Shop and my Facebook page!  It was a bit slower these winter months just because I didn’t have the time to commit to making new things for everyone but I still try and keep the fresh juices going for new ideas!  Come on over and send me a message!  I also have a VIP Group too, let me know if you’d like to get added to it!

 

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Happy New Year! 2015

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and was able to celebrate it all with your families!  2014 was a great your for our family! I had a very successful year with Sew Wonderfully Jamie thanks to all my great fans, I found an amazing job with amazing co-workers and my husband’s business Sherwood Armory LLC has taken off as well!! To say we are busy over here, it’s an understatement!  Both of our son’s are interested in any sport they can play, so we are always taking them to some sort of sporting practice or game too!  Her’s to an even more successful 2015 for all of us entrepreneurs letting us work from home, doing what we love!

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