Tie-Dye Techniques to try

In the mood for a summer craft? Here are some super fun tie-dye techniques to make with your friends, kids, or even for fundraisers, family gatherings or even group bonding activities.

For most of these, we used Tulip One-Step Kit. I LOVE this kit, it has so many beautiful, bright colors and all you have to do is add water and shake for each bottle. Click on photo to see more details on the product (affiliate link).

You’ll need to find a nice big, flat work area, and line it with a plastic covering. The kit comes with a cover, gloves, and rubber bands. For all of these projects, you have to let the dye set for six hours before washing in the sink until the water turns clear. Then wash in cold water (alone) in the machine, hang dry.

Stick with natural fibers for the brightest, boldest look! Click on each title for the tutorial!

Tie-Dye Techniques to Try!

Rainbow Swirl Technique

This is a beautiful project by Meghan from AvasLookBook.com! She walks you through the steps, so you can make something gorgeous like this!

Rainbow swirl by Crafty Chica

Glue Resist Technique

This is really cool because you draw on a dry shirt with clear glue, let it dry and wash it out. Click on the title to see the full post and even a video!


Glue resist dyed shirt by Crafty Chica.

Tie-Dye Heart Technique

This is great because…well, you end up with a giant juicy tie-dye heart! It’s much easier than it looks, trust me!

Tie-dye heart shirt by CraftyChica.com.
Tie-dye heart shirt by CraftyChica.com.

Sekka Shibori Technique

This is another wonderful project by Meghan! It comes out clean and crisp, perfectly light and breezy for summer!

Popcorn Dye Technique

This is another shibori technique. It looks like popcorn, we don’t actually use popcorn! The trick is using small rubber bands, check out the post and video to see!

Popcorn dye technique by Crafty Chica.

Ice Dye Technique

You can create all kinds of patterns, and even draw with the ice cubes!

Bleach Pen Technique

Use a bleach pen to remove color, then add dye to give it more pop!

Bleach and dyed shirt

Love & light,

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