Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mixed Up Mittens

We have been having trouble at preschool and at play dates with our gloves getting mixed up with others.  We bought ours at Walmart.  Well guess what?  So did over half of the town.  Do you know how many little boys have black knit gloves?  Let me tell you that it is a lot.

I found a way to set ours apart from the other and add an extra function.  I used some fabric puff paint and made designs on my sons gloves.  You can even write their name, if you want.  I just did simple squiggles and lines.  He picked out the colors (but was disappointed that I didn’t have green).

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It is so easy.  Just lay the gloves flat, squeeze on the paint, and let dry.  You’re done.  I told you it was easy.  Now you can easily spot your custom gloves in a pile of others. 

Oh, and the extra function?  The puff paint give them a no-slip quality.  Now your child can grab things without slipping as easily.  Those knit gloves are pretty slick.  The no-slip worked so well on our socks, I was hoping the gloves would be the same.  It was.  Total success all the way around!  Try it.

This post was linked with others at Works for Me Wednesday on We are THAT Family.

28 comments:

  1. What a great idea. It would be fun to let them decorate them...thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. What a cute and clever idea! I don't find as much a need for mittens here in California as I did in North Dakota. But should the need ever arise again, I'm sure I will remember this!

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  3. That IS a great idea. Now if only we could keep from losing them!

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  4. what a great idea love it I bet this would work with socks as well

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  5. Brilliant! (as always!) You are exactly right - functional and fashionable.

    Once again, I'm so impressed!

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  6. GREAT idea!! I will be sharing this on my blog in the future~ Thanks for the post.

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  7. Such a GREAT idea! My 10yo wants something like this for her gloves, because her hands slip when she uses the monkey bars with regular gloves on....this will work!!!

    Thanks, Kim!!!!!!

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  8. Those mittens are adorable! Love it! I totally want to do this. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Such a great idea! I'm going to let my 4 year old decorate hers...maybe then she'll be more willing to keep them on!

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  10. Good grief. How does one person have so many great ideas?

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  11. What a clever idea for one of a kind mittens! They turned out cute.

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  12. Great Idea! I'm going to do it with my grandaughter....on a day we have craft projects together... we are doing potholders...remember the loops and looms..that was so much fun doing as a kid? And they are still avaiable...also can make loops from old socks....

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  13. What a great idea!! My girls would be so excited about this!

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  14. As usual you just knock it out of the park. Cole loves these mittens. I'll have to do this with him :)

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  15. Oh, that would be a fun craft to do to make some fun non-slip socks. Not much use for mittens here.
    I was amused you were the first link this week on WFMW.

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  16. Cute idea. How does it hold up after being washed?

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  17. That is a great question Celeste. We hav found that our socks we made like this hold up pretty well. They last for about 50 washes, then need to get retired, due to puff paint starting to crack and peel. But the socks are subject to more abuse than the gloves might be. Hope that helps. :-)

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  18. What a great idea. I am going to share this over at my blog. I will let you know when you were featured.

    Love it!

    Trendy Treehouse

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  19. What a clever idea! My son has a set of black and a set of blue, and they need some spiffy paint.

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  20. Thanks for answering my question. :)

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