3/02/2014

DIY - Tie-Dye


A very fun DIY for any skill level. Although the swirling turning part needs a little practice. 
Let's get started. So the first thing you want to do is create a surface that prevents you from leaking on the ground like carton and a old plastic bag. You don't want your floor to be tie-dye too, or maybe you do and that's cool either way. Grab the garment you want to tie-dye. I used an old t-shirt from my boyfriend. You want a fabric that is made of natural material like cotton, linen or viscose. For a swirl place your garment on the floor and flatten out. Pinch your swirl center. Now turn the fabric in clockwise motion so you create a flat ball. The most common place for the center of the swirl is when you draw an imaginary line from one armpit to the other, my shirt has a v-neck so it's easy to find the middle of the shirt.


Place a few elastic bands around your flat ball. Try not to move the ball or it will fall apart and you will have to start over. Now the fun part, dyeing! If you want a rainbow effect follow this red-orange-yellow-green-blue-purple. I dindn't have red so i used pink instead. 




If you are done with one side, flip it over to the other side. Don't move the ball on the ground or you will get paint on parts you don't want that color of paint. Paint the other side and try to get the color matching with the other side. Let it dry for at least 24 hours or till the paint dried. Mine took 48 hours. Once it is dry iron on the inside to lock in the colors. Et voila! 



I hope you enjoyed this post and I want to thank you for your time.
I would love to see some recreations of yours.
Hugs, ❤

10 comments:

  1. Omg amazing DIY. I love the end result!

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  2. I did this one, but with these kind of spray bottles it seems way easier!

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    1. Ja zeker makkelijk! En om het te veel aan verf tegen te houden heb ik kartonnetjes gebruikt. :)

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  3. Wat een gave diy!
    Liefs

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  4. Ah ziet er super gaaf uit!

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  5. Waaauw superduper gaaf! Waar haal je dat spul? Wij willen dit ook een keer gaan doen binnekort! xxxx

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  6. Pipoos maar je kan ook van Dylon zakjes kopen en die allemaal in aparte flesjes doen. Raad ik zeker aan als je meer dan 3 shirts wil maken. Die spray flesje raken best snel op namelijk...

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