Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Cute & Easy DIY Tie Dye Shirts and Galaxy Tie Dye

We hope you are enjoying the tie dye projects we have been sharing lately. Today we wanted to show you this cute photo we took showing some of the projects we made with our different tie dye kits. From left to right the kits we used were the primary 3-pack, neon 8-pack, neon 3-pack, galaxy 8-pack, classic 8-pack, and spring 3-pack.

One kit we haven't shown on our blog before is the galaxy 8-pack. This kit is so fun to experiment with! For this shirt, we scrunch it a little and sprayed to get variation of color. Then, we opened the shirt and sprayed similar colors together. 


Leaving some white "starry" areas is important to get the galaxy look. You can sprinkle rock salt on your shirt to get this affect. For this shirt, we used the stream method. After you are done spraying your dye, spray some water on your shirt in areas you want to lighten. Then, use a paper towel to lift up some of the dye. Then, you can spray some of the glow-in-the dark dye into those light areas.


How would you use the galaxy dye? Would you make a shirt like us, try it on leggings, make a fun bag, or something else?

Thursday, July 1, 2021

How to Design a Summer Beach Bag

We think everyone needs a good, large beach bag for summer fun! You can use them for swimming gear, road trip snacks and so much more. So, today we're showing how we took a plain, large bag and made it fun for a summer beach bag.

First, gather your supplies, you will need a plain bag, tie dye, iron-on letters and iron. We also used a plastic garbage bag to protect our workspace.


For best color-blending, get your bag nice and damp. Then, start with the sky blue tie dye. Shake the bottle and spray it at the bottom of the bag, with the most dye at the very bottom edge.


Next, spray the lime green dye, right over top of the blue and up a few inches higher on the bag to create a nice gradation from dark green to light green. We ended up adding a little more blue right on the bottom edge for that nice, darker green.


Now, spray the hot pink. We went heavy with the dye at the top of the bag and gradually sprayed less pink when we got close to that lime green.


Let the bag lay flat to dry completely. Once your bag is dry, you can add the iron-on letters. Peel them off from the sheet and place them how you'd like. We used the periods kind of like splashes of water or watermelon seeds on the sides of the word "hello".


The last step is to press your letters with an iron and iron the bag throughly to heat set the tie dye.


We hope this gives you some ideas that you can use for your summer crafting.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Classic Tie Dye Shirts

We hope you are having a fun summer! Today we wanted to share some shirts we made with the tie dye colors you can find in our Classic 8-Pack


There are so many combinations you can make with these colors! You can use the warm colors, cool colors, or any combination of your favorites.


This first shirt shows all the colors included in this pack in a classic spiral.


This second shirt is just the primary colors, red, yellow, and blue. We also have a 3-pack of just those primary colors.

Which colors are your favorite? We hope you'll try one of our kits this summer!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Easy, Inexpensive, DIY Father's Day Gift

Father's Day is coming up soon. It can be a lot of fun picking out a gift for the special men in your life. But, sometimes it's hard to find something for the guy who has it all. How about giving the gift of gratitude?

We offer these little tag books on our website that include this cute tag-shaped cover, pre-cut papers, to go inside and string. 


There are so many great uses for these books! 

We decided to use one for a father's gratitude book. Inside the book, we wrote little notes. 

If you like lettering, you can look for inspiration online to help you write your notes. 

However, it's really not necessary to make it fancy. The thought and meaning you put behind it is the real gift.

Wishing you a Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

DIY Neon Tie Dye Shirt Ideas

The school year is winding down here in Utah and we're starting to think about summer plans. If you have kids keeping them busy over the summer can be a big challenge. How about letting them design a tie-dye shirt?

Let your kids choose their favorite colors and pick a design. They can help you tie the shirt and you can spray the dye for them. Even teenagers will love this!

Here are two simple design ideas for you. First, here's the classic spiral. We used the Neon 8-Pack for this shirt. Simply twist your shirt from the center and tie 4 elastics around it. Spray the dye and heat set with an iron once the shirt is dry. Check out our video here.

The second idea is the striped shirt. This was also created with the Neon 8-Pack. Accordion fold your shirt. Then, tie the shirt every couple inches. Spray the dye between the elastics and heat set with an iron when it's completely dry. Find the video for this technique here.

These ideas can also be used with other tie-dye kits. Here's an example of the classic spiral using the Neon 3-Pack. We hope this gives you some ideas of how you can use tie dye this summer.

Monday, April 5, 2021

3-Pack Tie Dye Kit Ideas

Spring is here! We can't wait to get outside. How about you?

Because it's spring, we thought it would be fitting to show a shirt we created with our Spring Tie-Dye 3 Pack. This shirt was so quick and easy to make. We simply gathered the shirt vertically and sprayed the dye in this pretty gradation from green to purple.

Here's another shirt we made using one of our 3-pack kits. This one is the Girly Girl kit with magenta, turquoise, and purple. Which is your favorite?

Thursday, March 18, 2021

DIY Custom Glitter Letter Shirt for Easter

Easter is coming right up and if you've got a little baby around, this might be just the project for you. If you don't, what other cute things could you spell with these itty bitty glitter letters?

These custom onesies make great baby gifts! Use the letters to spell whatever you'd like. It's so fast and simple to do.


The 3 supplies you will need are iron-ons, an iron, and a onesie.

First, peel the letters you want to use from the backing sheet and arrange them on the onesie how you'd like.


Next, place the film provided in the kit over the letters. It should be matte side down, glossy side up. Don't worry, this film is heat resistant. It may wrinkle a little bit. But, it won't melt (unless your iron is way too hot and you leave it on too long). Press firmly for about 45 seconds.


You may also choose to iron the back of the shirt, just to make sure those letters are adhered well.


We love these glitter letters. They also come in turquoise, gold, and silver.


Happy Easter!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Tie Dye Techniques

Here's the last tie dye shirt we are sharing this week. The way we tied this one, made kind of a rectangular shape. Check it out.

These images show how we tied this shirt. First, we accordion folded the shirt from the bottom up. Then, we tied the center with an elastic. Next, we accordion folded each side in to the center and tied and elastic going the other direction to form an "x".


Pull up on the center of the "x" and allow the rest of the fabric to drop. Add ties down the shirt, spacing them apart as desired. Because our shirt has long-sleeves, we decided to accordion fold each sleeve and tie an elastic in the center.

Next, spray the shirt with dye. This is how our shirt looked after sprayed. Allow the shirt to air dry fully. You can lay it flat to dry (faster) or keep it bundled up for more color variation. Then, heat set with an iron.

This is a fun technique to try! Which tie dye technique is your favorite? Will you try one of these? Don't forget to wear your green next month. Happy Saint Patrick's Day! 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

DIY Abstract Green Clover Tie Dye Shirt

Ready for a new tie dye project? We love how this tank top turned out. It reminds us of an ink blot test of a 4-leaf clover. What do you see?


We used the same supplies as the shirt we showed yesterday. But, we started with a wet shirt, instead of a dry shirt. This is how we folded it this time:


We twisted the top of the shirt and wrapped it around the rest of the shirt. Then, dyed it in the same way as the project yesterday.


Once your shirt is completely dry, heat set with an iron. That's it, done!


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Easy Saint Patrick's Day Shirt

When March comes around, we can't wait to start seeing some green outside. Saint Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to bring on the green. We had fun using green tie dye and different methods of tying shirts and are excited to share them this week.

Today, we are sharing a shirt we folded similar to the star flower method. It was really fun to try! We chose to start with a wet shirt this time. Here are the supplies we used: a shirt, tie dye, and elastics.


The trickiest part of this design was folding it. So, here is the step-by-step way we did it:


After it's folded. Start from the pointed end and twist toward the wider end.


Because our shirt was long-sleeved, we twisted the sleeves also until it looked like a cinnamon roll.


Tie your shirt up into 6 equal pie-shaped sections. Spray each section the desired colors. We used three tints of green tie dye.


There are a lot of fun sections in this shirt! We loved trying this technique. But, wished we had used more dye. Tomorrow we will share a similar folding technique on a dry tank top.


Here are some of our favorite details.

Check back tomorrow for another tie dye method!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

How to Make a Tie Dye Heart Shirt

 Valentine's Day is coming up! One thing we love about Valentine's Day is dressing up. What could be more fun that a tie dye heart shirt?

We realized we've never made one on the blog. So, we thought we should show you how it's done. First, gather your supplies. You'll need tie dye (we used the girly 3-pack), a white t-shirt, a heart template, a marker, and elastics.

First, fold the shirt in half down the center and trace the heart onto the shirt. We used a marker the same color as the dye we wanted to use. But, you could also use a water-soluble fabric marker.


Next, start on one end of the heart and gather the fabric so the heart outline is lined up into a straight line.



Once you have the heart in a straight line, tie it off with an elastic. After tying it off, we decided to wet our shirt. You can choose to do it wet or dry. If you do it dry, there will be less color bleeding.


Then, you can tie the rest of the shirt into as many sections as you'd like. We decided to create 4 more sections. Spray the end section with the dye color you want your heart to be.

Dye the remaining sections how ever you'd like. We alternated between purple and turquoise. Make sure to spray some dye into some of the creases for best coverage.

When you're finished, carefully cut the elastics off and lay the shirt to dry. After it's completely dry, make sure to heat set the design by ironing thoroughly to make it permanent.

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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