Monday, March 29, 2010

MSM: Cool Neck-Ties

I was in charge of putting together an auction basket for my son's HS band auction. I decided to do an Operation Gratitude basket with the donations I received. I got all kinds of goodies from their Wish List and filled up a box. At the bottom of the list was Cool-Ties with a link to instructions on how to make them. I found out that they cost $4 to buy at a local store, so I decided to make some instead. I was able purchase a bottle of Schultz Moisture Plus Watering Crystals for just under $8. I made 32 ties and only used about 1/3 of the bottle. I used quilt scraps I had on hand to cut the 4" strips, following the directions on this site. I quickly serged the edges and then sewed the remaining parts in a chain-link style, pushing each tie through the machine without stopping to cut in between. I was about to make all the ties in about 3 hours.
Here is my daughter modeling the test tie. It's amazing how less than a teaspoon of the crystals fatten up with the water and stay wet and cool for days!

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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  1. Now that is cool! great job.

  2. I had never heard of these before. What a neat idea to stay cool on hot summer days! :-)

  3. They are wonderful! We used them when we worked in the hay field on 110 degree days. Are you selling them? Our summertime is coming soon and I would love to get some from you if you are. Great job!


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