Monthly Archives: December 2009

Winter Wonderland T-Shirt

Need a fun family activity for this weekend? Our t-shirts are perfect for crafts and projects, especially with our low prices! We recently came across a great t-shirt holiday project we would love to share with you.  These beautiful winter wonderland T-shirts will make the perfect gift this holiday season! They are also easy to make and very affordable.

Materials:

  • Your favorite colored Rock Bottom T-Shirt
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Plastic trash bags or table cloth
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Scissors
  • 3 Kitchen sponges
  • Bleach
  • Small disposable container
  • Spray bottle
  • Fabric markers

Follow these simple instructions:
1.  To begin, lay the shirt flat on a plastic trash bag or old tablecloth and slip one or two grocery bags flat inside it. Cut the sponges into a star and two circles, one slightly larger than the other. Rinse the sponges with water and wring them out thoroughly.

2. With a window open for ventilation, pour a shallow layer of bleach into the disposable container and about 2 inches into the spray bottle. Have your child spritz bleach across the bottom of the shirt to saturate it. They should gradually apply less bleach as they move up the shirt, ending with a thin mist across the middle. Allow the bleach to soak in for a moment to see how it’s working.

3. To build the snowman, help your child dip the larger round sponge into the bleach, squeezing to remove excess liquid, then press the sponge onto the shirt. Lift the sponge and check the boldness of the imprint. You can repeat this step if necessary, but should avoid using too much bleach, as this can obscure the image. Repeat with the smaller round sponge for the snowman’s head, then complete the scene with a bleached star. Allow the shirt to dry overnight, then soak it briefly in hot, soapy water.

Additional Tips:
If it’s not easily seen, you may want to mark the bleached (snow) and unbleached (sky) portions of the shirt with masking tape to avoid losing your snowman in a blizzard!

We hope you enjoy your fabulous new t-shirt and Happy Holidays!

Save time and money by purchasing your t-shirts for this project from Rock Bottom T-Shirts! Click the pictures below or visit our website to view these styles and many more! www.RockBottomT-Shirts.com

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Winter Wonderland T-Shirt Craft

Need a fun family activity for this weekend? Our t-shirts are perfect for crafts and projects, especially with our low prices! We recently came across a great t-shirt holiday project we would love to share with you.  These beautiful winter wonderland T-shirts will make the perfect gift this holiday season! They are also easy to make and very affordable.

 Materials:

  •  Your favorite colored Rock Bottom T-Shirt
  • Rubber Gloves
  •  Plastic trash bags or table cloth
  •   Plastic grocery bags
  • Scissors
  • 3 Kitchen sponges
  • Bleach
  • Small disposable container
  • Spray bottle
  • Fabric markers
Follow these simple instructions:
1.  To begin, lay the shirt flat on a plastic trash bag or old tablecloth and slip one or two grocery bags flat inside it. Cut the sponges into a star and two circles, one slightly larger than the other. Rinse the sponges with water and wring them out thoroughly.
2. With a window open for ventilation, pour a shallow layer of bleach into the disposable container and about 2 inches into the spray bottle. Have your child spritz bleach across the bottom of the shirt to saturate it. They should gradually apply less bleach as they move up the shirt, ending with a thin mist across the middle. Allow the bleach to soak in for a moment to see how it’s working.
3. To build the snowman, help your child dip the larger round sponge into the bleach, squeezing to remove excess liquid, then press the sponge onto the shirt. Lift the sponge and check the boldness of the imprint. You can repeat this step if necessary, but should avoid using too much bleach, as this can obscure the image. Repeat with the smaller round sponge for the snowman’s head, then complete the scene with a bleached star. Allow the shirt to dry overnight, then soak it briefly in hot, soapy water.

Additional Tips:

If it’s not easily seen, you may want to mark the bleached (snow) and unbleached (sky) portions of the shirt with masking tape to avoid losing your snowman in a blizzard!

We hope you enjoy your fabulous new t-shirt and Happy Holidays!
Save time and money by purchasing your t-shirts for this project from Rock Bottom T-Shirts! Click the pictures below or visit our website to view these styles and many more! http://www.rockbottomt-shirts.com/

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Ways to Save While Holiday Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still great ways to save while shopping for friends and family this year. We have put together a list of tips we find very helpful during this time of year.

Make a list (and check it twice)
Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for and some choices of what you might get them. This will keep you organized and enable you to set an accurate budget.

Set a budget and stick to it
A lot of people are surprised how much they actually spend on holiday gifts. Setting a budget is a great way to save (as long as you stick to it!) On the organized list you just made, put a dollar amount by everyone’s name and add it all up. Then adjust the individual dollar amounts to add up to your target budget.

Do not procrastinate!
Getting your holiday shopping done early will keep you away from the crowds and the stress. When you wait until the last minute to find a gift, you are more likely to throw the budget out the window just to get it over with.

Be a comparison shopper
There are so many websites that make it easy to compare prices from all different retailers. Our favorite comparison shopping site is PriceGrabber.com. You’ll see several retailers offering your item for sale, as well as the prices. You might be surprised at how differently items are priced at different stores! This allows you to see at a glance which store has your item for the smallest price tag.

Ask about friends and family discounts
If you know people who work in retail stores you want to shop in, ask them if the store participates in a friends and family discount program. Many stores allow their employees to offer a discount to their friends and family on certain days or at certain items. Even if they don’t, it doesn’t hurt to ask!

Don’t forget to read the paper
Throughout the year, you can always find coupons for stores in your local newspaper. However, between November and December, the number of coupons and the value of the coupons increase considerably. It is not unusual to find $5 off a purchase of $10 or $15 at your favorite local department store, so keep an eye out for coupons and special sale flyers.

Shop with www.RockBottomT-Shirts.com
Obviously! We have incredible apparel at Rock Bottom prices for the whole family! We also offer weekly “Item of the Week” sales, which offer great savings on already low prices. Check back here regularly and find us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you never miss a sale!

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5 Tips for Surviving Black Friday

We all know they call it “Black Friday” for a reason… but if you are brave enough take on the biggest sales and crowds of the year, please take advantage of these helpful tips. Good luck!

STRATIGIZE: Shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving is intense, if you don’t go in with a plan, you will probably not be successful. Decide which stores you want to go to and in which order. Plan your shopping “route” around the location of each store for the easiest access

LIMIT SUPRISES: Get the Thanksgiving Day newspaper in your area and flip through all of those ads. You might be surprised to notice how many of the ads are time-sensitive — as in, deeper discounts may apply if you shop before 10 or 11 a.m. or noon. Other ads will let you know what time certain stores plan to open and close. This will also help to determine which stores will be the most crowded at which times.

GOING OUT EARLY? PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PREPARED: Remember to dress comfortably — warmly enough for the time you’ll spend outside, but with layers so you won’t collapse from heat stroke inside stuffy, crowded stores. Comfortable shoes are a must, and so are portable snacks and drinks. They’ll prevent you from having to endure low blood-sugar levels, dehydration or congested food courts. 

MAKE A SHOPPING LIST: You’ll feel more in control and focused if you head out with a list of the people you’re shopping for, the gift ideas you have in mind for them and the target price range for each item. Otherwise, a shopping day like this one could be so overwhelming that you might fail to accomplish as much as you had hoped.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INTERNET: No crowds, no lines, no need to change out of your pajamas. Many online retailers offer sales and special discounts on the Friday after Thanksgiving — and sometimes those sales kick in at midnight on the night before Black Friday. It might be a weird way to spend the wee hours of the morning, but you’re guaranteed not to get scratched, kicked or trampled.

Also, don’t forget about www.RockBottomT-Shirts.com for great Black Friday savings! You will be shocked at how low our prices are!

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Ways to Save While Holiday Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still great ways to save while shopping for friends and family this year. We have put together a list of tips we find very helpful during this time of year.

Make a list (and check it twice)
Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for and some choices of what you might get them. This will keep you organized and enable you to set an accurate budget.

Set a budget and stick to it
A lot of people are surprised how much they actually spend on holiday gifts. Setting a budget is a great way to save (as long as you stick to it!) On the organized list you just made, put a dollar amount by everyone’s name and add it all up. Then adjust the individual dollar amounts to add up to your target budget.

Do not procrastinate!
Getting your holiday shopping done early will keep you away from the crowds and the stress. When you wait until the last minute to find a gift, you are more likely to throw the budget out the window just to get it over with.

Be a comparison shopper
There are so many websites that make it easy to compare prices from all different retailers. Our favorite comparison shopping site is PriceGrabber.com. You’ll see several retailers offering your item for sale, as well as the prices. You might be surprised at how differently items are priced at different stores! This allows you to see at a glance which store has your item for the smallest price tag.

Ask about friends and family discounts
If you know people who work in retail stores you want to shop in, ask them if the store participates in a friends and family discount program. Many stores allow their employees to offer a discount to their friends and family on certain days or at certain items. Even if they don’t, it doesn’t hurt to ask!

Don’t forget to read the paper
Throughout the year, you can always find coupons for stores in your local newspaper. However, between November and December, the number of coupons and the value of the coupons increase considerably. It is not unusual to find $5 off a purchase of $10 or $15 at your favorite local department store, so keep an eye out for coupons and special sale flyers.

Shop with http://www.rockbottomt-shirts.com/
Obviously! We have incredible apparel at Rock Bottom prices for the whole family! We also offer weekly “Item of the Week” sales, which offer great savings on already low prices. Check back here regularly and find us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you never miss a sale!

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More Family-Fun Thanksgiving Crafts

The Holidays are the best time for crafts. Now that you already have your adorable Handprint Turkey T-shirts, here are some ideas on other ways to get crafty this Thanksgiving. You will really impress your friends and family with these fun additions to your table and home. Enjoy and take advantage of having the kids home from school with these fun activities!

Table Decorations:

Tissue Paper Turkey Center PeiceTissue Table Turkey Centerpiece– This gobbler is simply folded paper held together with pipe cleaners. Assemble one ahead of time to use as a centerpiece, and then provide extra supplies so your guests can make their own.

 

Pilgrim Napkin Rings– Take your guests back to the first Thanksgiving with these fun photo napkin rings that double as place cards.

Thanksgiving Table Nameplates:

Finger Stamp Place cards– These handy little birds are great seat markers and a fun predinner activity.

Pilgrim Placecards– Reserve seats at the Thanksgiving table with these cute colonial card holders – a fun craft from FamilyFun

Turkey Crafts:

Turkey Luminaries– Put your guests in the holiday spirit when they arrive to your home! And you don’t have to worry about these fun Thanksgiving turkeys burning — they’re lit by safe LED tea lights.

Turkey Chair Covers– Make these simple chair covers for Thankgiving, then customize them for any celebration at home or school.

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!

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