And then I started thinking about how food stains clothes, so why not use that information to change the colour of my clothes. If a stain will permanently colour a spot on my clothes, why wouldn't a diluted amount colour the whole top? So I wandered up and down the food aisle at my Walmart Super Center. And I came across Kool-Aid. Here is what I did:
|I took an old, faded and stained in spots t-shirt|
|Angry Cat had to see what all the fuss was about...|
|Chose a colour of Kool-Aid and a box of salt|
1) Put two packs of Kool-aid (Lime-Citrus) into 1.5 litres of water with 1 cup of salt in a pan on the stove. Let it boil.
2) Stir occasionally.
3) When the colour is the strength you like, drain the pan and run cool water on the shirt until the dye runs clear. I found there wasn't a lot of excess dye from the shirt. I then put in a wash cycle with dark colours.
|It is now a mint green where it used to be white. It is a more colourful than the picture shows.|
Result: the colour is a lovely green. It looks fabulous. The colour is not as strong as it would be had I used a commercial product. I found this method was a lot cheaper (Kool-Aid $.50) and I liked that there weren't a lot of harsh chemicals in it.