The Tailgate Life

Tailgate DIY: Ice Tie Dye

Posted by Robyn Alford on

Tailgate DIY: Ice Tie Dye

Tailgate DIY: Ice Tie Dye Turn the style up on your favourite team tee! We tested out ice tie dying on a rad Raptors screenprinted tee and it turned out awesome. Check out the how-to: 1. Ensure your tee is 100% cotton - I can't guarantee this project will work on any sort of blend tee or alternate material.  2. Place an old cookie drying rack either in a large plastic bin or a utility sink. This project needs to sit overnight so it's best not to start this in a space that you'll need to use before finished.  3....

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Tailgate DIY: Reverse Tie Dye

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Tailgate DIY: Reverse Tie Dye

Tailgate DIY: Reverse Tie Dye I wanted to see if you can tie dye/reverse tie dye clothing that's been screenprinted...and guess what? It worked! Reverse tie dye is the process of removing colour rather than adding colour. Check out this relatively easy and inexpensive way to customize your own clothing: 1. Ensure your tee is 100% cotton - I can't guarantee this project will work on any sort of blend tee or alternate material. 2. Fold tee in any pattern you prefer. I did an accordion fold then wrapped in a spiral for this project. Wrap elastics around the tee to hold...

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Tailgate Gift Guide: Hats

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Tailgate Gift Guide: Hats

Tailgate Gift Guide: Hats Hats can be a good gift...but the right style of hat? Now that makes a GREAT gift.  And it's not as hard as you may think.  There are a few key elements to note before buying a hat. PART 1 First, assess whether or not the giftee likes to wear hats. Here's a basic flowchart to help: 1. Have you seen the giftee ever wear a hat? If yes, got to question 2. If no, do NOT buy giftee a hat. 2. Does giftee wear a hat 50% or more of the time? If yes, go...

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TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2020

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TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2020

UPDATE! Thanks to YOUR support, our Black Friday Anti-Sale resulted in a $240 donation to Kidsport Okotoks this year!!!! TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2020 Instead of a traditional Black Friday sale, Tailgate will be having an anti-sale.  Rather than dropping prices, we will be donating 10% of all sales from November 27-30, 2020 (online and in-store) to Kidsport Okotoks.  Supporting Kidsport Okotoks means we will be helping kids right here in OUR community, the town of Okotoks. And given the current circumstances, there may be more help needed than ever when kids finally return to sport. I believe finances should...

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020 UPDATE: THAT'S A WRAP!  Thank you so much for helping raise funds for the Museum and supporting the shop.  During the sale, we committed to donating 20% of sales during that time period.  Through your generosity, our donation to the Museum is $283.20 which we will round up to $300.  Everyone involved in the benefit is grateful for this opportunity. On September 17, 1947, with more than a week remaining in the Major League Baseball season, Sporting News, named Jackie Robinson MLB “Rookie of the Year”. I'm so excited to announce a special partnership between the...

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