I took some time out of my sunny Sunday afternoon to enjoy the gorgeous weather and get a little crafty.

What's better than a big ol' dose of vitamin D with a side of crafting? In my book, nothing can beat it!

I wanted to try something I hadn't done in a very long time: Tie Dying!

I gathered all the supplies I needed, I found the design pattern I wanted to achieve, and got straight to work.


 

Supplies you will need

  • Rubber Bands
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Gloves
  • T-shirt or other Garment
  • Tie Dye Kit or Ritz Dye
  • Paper Towels
  • Covered Work Surface
  • Scissors

 

Directions

  1. Pre-Wash T-Shirt
  2. Keep Shirt Damp (straight from washer is best)
  3. Fold T-Shirt into the Pattern of your choice (I folded mine long ways, like an accordion)
  4. Place Rubber Bands (helps shirt hold its shape)
  5. Apply Dye (any where on the shirt you would like)
  6. Roll T-Shirt Over (without picking it up, trying not to blend colors)
  7. Apply Dye Again
  8. Wrap Shirt In Plastic Wrap
  9. Leave Shirt To Sit (for at least 6-8 hours)
  10. Remove Plastic Wrap
  11. Rinse Shirt By Hand
  12. Cut Rubber Bands Offs
  13. Unfold Shirt
  14. Wash In Washing Machine (large load, Hot water & only 1 Shirt at a time)
  15. Dry as T-Shirt is directed
  16. TA-DA YOU'RE DONE!!

 


 

Once the dying process was over and I had the finished shirt in front of me, I decided to make a few adjustments by cutting the bottom into tassels and adding a peak-a-boo neckline. I never do anything basic, like it needs to be over the top and down right fancy! LOL

I will be sure to continue Tie-Dying as it was much more fun then I remember.

If you have any neat Tie-Dying tips and tricks I would love to hear them! You can always message me right thru the Bee App or on the B98.5 facebook page.

 

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