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DIY: Tie-Dye T-Shirt

What you’ll need:

– Warm water
– Squeeze bottles
– White shirt
– RIT liquid dye
(colors of your choice)
– Rubber bands
– Scissors
– Bucket (one you don’t mind staining)
– Rubber gloves (optional, I didn’t use any)

Step 1

Wet the entire shirt then ring out water until it’s damp but no longer dripping.

Step 2

Fill the squeeze bottle with warm water leaving around a half an inch empty at the top.

Step 3

Add about 3 tbsp of RIT liquid dye into the squeeze bottles.

Step 4

Place lid onto the bottle then shake to evenly distribute the dye. I’d recommend hold the lid while shaking… just in case…

Step 5

Grab damp shirt from the center then begin placing rubber bands tightly around the shirt. Continue this process every few inches down the entire shirt.

Step 6

Start distributing dye onto your damp shirt over the bucket.  Continue this process in no particular order with whatever colors you choose. You want the colors to be kind of all over the place so don’t over think it too much.

Step 7

Let shirt sit for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Rinse shirt until the water runs clear.

Step 9

Carefully cut rubber bands off the shirt then rinse again until the water runs clear.

Step 10

Hang until fully dry then enjoy!

This DIY was requested by a friend of mine so I hope this helps her, as well as all of you out there who weren’t quite sure how to make your own tie-dye clothing. As you can see it’s pretty easy and super fun to make but as a warning you might want to get two shirts because you’ll want to start tie-dying everything in sight! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! If you have any questions you can leave them in a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

Give my tutorial a try? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear whether or not it worked out for you.

– Katie

Warning: the first few times you wash the tie-dyed items the color may bleed slightly so be careful what else you wash the newly dyed items with.

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