Homemade versus Store-bought: Why not do both?

Sure, giving someone a tin of cookies for their birthday is sweet, but why not come up with something a bit cooler this year? Nothing says “I love you,” more than an inappropriate inside joke custom printed on the front of your t-shirt.

When it comes to the battle of homemade verses store-bought, the battle rages on: Making something at home is cheap, buying something shows value and style. Or making something at home is thoughtful, whereas buying something from a mall is impersonal.

There are huge lists of pros and cons, and when it comes to buying or making for that difficult weirdo on your list, sometimes it might be easier just to slip a fifty in a card and call it a day. But has it come to that?

Get real. When store-bought crap comes off as careless and homemade gifts come across as tacky, custom t-shirts swoop in on a superman cape and save the day. Keep it personal and brand spankin’ new. Touch their hearts and keep it stylish.

Afraid your creativity falls short? Have zero skill? Can’t think for yourself? Wordans still has your back, with thousands of pre-designed images, colours, sweet movie posters, band shirts, and our online design application is idiot-proof.

There. You have no excuse. Start making cool gifts for everyone and let them think you are a creative fashionable genius.

Isn’t it time to upgrade the homemade gift? Isn’t it time to make the store-bought gift more heartfelt? Aren’t you tired of feeling like you’re having an aneurysm every time you go tearing through the mall in a frenzy to find something, or up to your arms in macaroni noodles, glitter and paste every time you try and express yourself for a friend?

Are homemade gifts really  cheaper, anyway? Nah. By the time you go buying every individual piece, (eggs or craft paper, Poloroid film or a picture frame) you’ve probably spent way more than you intended and the thing still may end up in the trash in a few months.

Maybe the person you have in mind hates surprises, anyway. So here’s what you do. Grab a 6-pack of beer and both of you sit down in front of the computer and make t-shirts together. Matching t-shirts. And then go on a pub crawl. Or church meeting. Whatever.

Stop being that boring person who gives socks or banana bread. Start making rad t-shirts. (Or hoodies, tank tops, sweet posters, tote bags…) The possibilities are endless. Put the personality back into your presents and give ‘em something that’s the best of both worlds.

 

 

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Give A Vintage Soft Feel To Your New T-Shirts

Have you ever wondered how to get that comfy used t-shirt feel without having to wear it day-in and day-out for years? Wordans has found a great solution for you – brine your shirt.

Yes it may sound a little odd at first since brining is usually something done to food and not clothing. Although, trust us it really works and you’ll be amazed once you try it that you may end up doing it to all your t-shirts.

Through the brining process, the fibers in your new t-shirt will become less itchy, stiff and starchy and will take on a super comfortable vintage soft feel.

If you are worried that the colours will bleed into each other ruining your t-shirt, worry not as the process does not affect the printed ink on the shirt.

Here is what you’ll need to brine your t-shirt:

  • 1 Plastic tub (something comparable to fit the liquid)
  • 1 Large pot to boil ingredients
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ cup of salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda (if in mass quantity up to a 1 full cup only needed)

Start by combining salt, baking soda and water into the large pot. Bring to a boil. Allow simmering for about 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow the liquid to cool completely before transferring it to the large container.

Flip your t- shirts inside out, and layer them into the brine. Allow them to brine for a minimum of 5 days (longer if you want them softer) stirring them once a day. This step will require some high levels patience since you most likely itching with excitement to show off your newly altered threads to your friends.

After the brining period, wring out your t-shirts and rinse them with warm water in the sink. Wash them as usual, and dry on high heat.

Now you can enjoy your brand new, vintage soft t-shirt… You may never want to take it off again!

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Happy New Year from the Wordans Team!

We are pleased to welcome 2014 with new improvements and new beginnings to better serve our customers,

- Introducing our new online tracking system to track your order instantly

- Introducing our new rapid response system for timely responses to your online inquiries

- Introducing our new 24/7 phone line for immediate assistance no matter where you are

 

Welcome the New Year with a 20% coupon code 2014W

 

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