Fun and Colorful Tie Dye Project Ideas
Here comes the warm weather, the pool parties, the mosquitos … what says Summer to you?? Do you love picnics and lightning bugs? Watermelon or fresh tomatoes from the Garden?
Well, I tell you one thing that speaks Summer to me … it’s is TIE DYE!! So, I have found for you some really cool and fun tie dye ideas to get you started.
Yes Tie Dye … the iconic colorful hippie t shirts from the 70’s. But, you don’t have to be a hippie or a teen to enjoy making and wearing a fun tie dye shirt.
On the contrary, tie dye shirts and other wearables are now main stream. These days you even see tie dye shirts and hats emblazoned with company logos.
What Can I Tie Dye?
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As you already know, the most popular things to tie dye are, of course, cotton t shirts but that’s only the beginning! You can tie dye all wearables from socks and hats to long johns and even denim jackets. Just make sure to match the dye to the fabric.
Meaning, if your fabric is made of cotton, you need to use dyes specifically for cotton. Most tie dye kits are designed to work on cotton.
As a general rule, synthetic fibers don’t dye very well. However, RIT now has a dye which is supposed to work well on synthetics. Personally, I have not tried it so if you have, please let me know how it works.
23 Tie Dye Ideas and Projects
An easy way to pretty up your plain tennis shoes with lots of color!
Dyed Baby Onesies make great DIY Gifts for Baby Showers
How about a dyed Red, White & Blue Onesie?
Natural Dyes also work great for Tie Dye Projects
This tie dye technique works for any shape!
Here’s a fun tie dyed baby blanket tutorial
These rainbow dyed towels will brighten up your kitchen!
Why not make a Tie Dyed Minions Shirt?
This tie dye tutorial shows you how to make the accordion fold
I love the geometric pattern on this Indigo dyed blanket
These dyed towels are perfect for your Summer BBQ
Your Kids will love making these fun Bomb Pop Shirts
I’m in love with these Shibori Dyed Curtains!
These dyed bracelets are a great idea for a tie dye party.
Who doesn’t love a pair of fun, colorful socks?
I make a bunch of these dyed tea towels for Christmas Gifts each year.
This tutorial shows you how to ‘Resist Dye’ with Salt
Turn an old Tee into a Tie Dyed Garden Flag
Give your plain shorts a makeover with this watercolor tie dye technique.
Instead of adding color or dye, this technique takes it away
MOCK TIE DYE LINKS
To continue your tie dyeing education, here are some fun fake or mock tie dye ideas. These projects are technically not what you would call “tie dye”. Instead, they create the look without using the actual process of tie dye.
Here’s a fun craft project for kids
A less messy way to make your Tie Dye Shirts with Sharpies
Sharpies also work great to make colorful dyed shoes
A huge Thank You to the wonderful ladies for allowing me share their creative tie dye ideas and projects! If you have a favorite tie dye project or method to share, please let me know! I would love to see it 🙂Enjoy!
Tie Die, Tye Die or Tie Dye?
If you’ve ever searched for tie dye ideas or instructions online, you’ll notice it’s spelled many different ways. It can get confusing, right? I see it spelled Tye Dye or Tye Die and Tie Die. Well, being in the dyeing business lol, I did my research. The correct way to spell it is TIE DYE.
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