Wednesday, January 9

Make a Striped Tie Dye Shirt using Tulip One-Step Dye

Have you always wanted to tie dye, just didn't know where to start? Here's an easy way to get your feet wet using Tulip One-Step Tie Dye available at Wal-mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and other craft stores nationwide. This is the easiest tie dye out there to try and it's not intimidating to use at all, which makes it great for all ages to use.

What you need:
– Cotton shirt of your choice
– Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Kit
– Spray bottle

1) Break open your Tulip One-Step Dye packaging. Inside you will find everything you need to do your project (dye, plastic gloves, rubber bands, and an easy-to-follow instruction guide). 2) Wet a plain 100% cotton shirt. Gather your shirt horizontally from side to side. Tie rubber bands around your shirt in regular intervals, so that it is consistantly banded. We recommend wrapping your rubber band around 3 times for each band. 3) Fill up your entire bottle of Tulip One-Step Tie Dye with water and shake well. Now apply a generous amount over your entire shirt and around the bands. Flip over and do other side as well.  We did this process in a small plastic shoebox-shaped container to prevent a messy work area. Seal the dye with the lid and let it set inside for 6-8 hours (this makes for more vibrant results). 4) After 6-8 hours, fill up your plastic container with water to rinse out the excess dye. We filled up the plastic container and poured out the water several times until the water ran clear. You can wash and dry your shirt in your washer and dryer as normal, just wash separate from other clothes for the first couple washes so that the dye doesn't get on your other clothes!
Here's what it looks like when you are dyeing multiples of different colors using this technique.
And here's what our finished orange shirt looked like!  It turned out pretty fabulous, don't you think? What color would you like to make?

2 comments:

  1. Do you take the rubber bands out before or after you rinse it?

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  2. ^^^^^^^^^I have the same question as the person above ^^^^^^^^^

    When do u remove the rubber bands? Before rinsing? In Photo 4 it looks like the rubber bands are removed. Thanks!

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