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Would you believe that I have never tie dyed before?
Raise your hand if you have NEVER tie dyed before...I see some hands!

Tulip tie dye is great! It's one step process makes it so easy to use!
Dyes are permanent and they wont fade in the wash!

This was my first go at it...and you know what? I love it and I am completely obsessed.
Just watch out...anything and everything that is white is soon to be tie dyed!

Tie dying is a fun family activity!
Great for all ages too. Some set up in advance, and even the

littlest toddler could make their own shirt!

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Step 1: Supplies!

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You will need:

White 100% cotton T-shirts

One step Tie Dye (and warm water)

Rubber bands and zip ties

Washable marker

Plastic bag covered table (on the patio was great)

Baking/cooling rack

Disposable gloves

Plastic bags (grocery type bags)

And some eager helpers!

I had enough dye rated for "65 projects". (they are counting small projects like socks or bandanas...)
Because we did large child and large adult shirts it ended up making 40 shirts total.

(hopefully this helps when you are planning ahead for your party!)

I wrapped the table with garbage bags, so the clean up would be easy.

I had a basket of already washed and wet t-shirts.

We used baking racks to keep the dye from pooling under the shirts...

Washable markers were used for tracing out shapes or patterns to follow.

I also had a large supply of latex gloves and plastic grocery bags for wrapping later.

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smorgsborg2 months ago
On your rainbow shirt, how did you get your blue colors? Was there a pattern or do you just randomly apply it? Your shirts look great!
myrrhmaid3 months ago

This is great! I added it to my Party Time 70's style page of my Disco-ball pumpkin instructable. Thanks so much!

I love the eyeball! So cool!

Halloween Tie Dye patterns are here:

Omg, I love it!

Thanks! :)

jennace5 months ago
Awesome Instructible Doodlecraft!! Thanks! I can't wait for the Halloween patterns U got my vote for this one :)
doodlecraft (author)  jennace3 months ago

Halloween Tie Dye patterns are here:

doodlecraft (author)  jennace5 months ago

Thank you! :)

smckillip5 months ago
How do you do pumpkin tie dye
doodlecraft (author)  smckillip3 months ago

Halloween Tie Dye patterns are here:

doodlecraft (author)  smckillip5 months ago

The pumpkin is very similar to the heart...I'm working on a tutorial for fall themed tie dyes right now! I'll let you know when it's finished! :)

how did you make the one with the eye in the middle?
doodlecraft (author)  stephenharrison3 months ago

Halloween Tie Dye patterns are here:

shankybatra4 months ago
great artistic patterns, i m gonna try them. worth the votes.
wilgubeast5 months ago

This is now a canonical guide to tie dye. Awesome share!

doodlecraft (author)  wilgubeast5 months ago

Thank you! I hope it's helpful to others that haven't tie dyed yet! :)

When they find it, they will have tie-dyed and gone to heaven.
mholcomb15 months ago
OUTSTANDING! So many times I read instructions for tie dyed shirts & they would be confusing or there's no picture. Finally I can do this with confidence. Thank you so much! Can't wait for your next seasons artwork :)
doodlecraft (author)  mholcomb15 months ago

Thank you--that was my confidence with tie dying! :)

wow those are beautiful
doodlecraft (author)  Monsterhigh20035 months ago


cat19865 months ago
Pretty Cool Awesome thanks for Sharing
doodlecraft (author)  cat19865 months ago

Thanks Cat! :)

spikeseller5 months ago
That is just an awesome way to use a zip tie! Great tie dye instructable!
doodlecraft (author)  spikeseller5 months ago

Thank you--yes, zip ties work the best! :)

Awesome witch I found out about this when I was tie dying a couple of days ago. But I will always keep this in mind

Haha, I know what you mean! I looked and looked for helps before I started...I feel proud of myself for putting the instructions for various patterns all in one place! :)

blissful20155 months ago

great tutorial natalie!! i always want to make a pair of pants with these patterns!

doodlecraft (author)  blissful20155 months ago

Thank you! I have been tie dying all summer and love it! :)

b15h0p321235 months ago
how did you do the American flag one?
doodlecraft (author)  b15h0p321235 months ago

I love the flag one! It's the same technique as the bullseye, just start gathering it at the bottom corner, and work your way up to the sleeve. Then alternate red and white and finish off with one wider blue section. Easy! :)

One other question, where did you get the dye from?
doodlecraft (author)  b15h0p321235 months ago

Tulip one step dyes are at any craft store...even Walmart. The large pack of 12 dyes is around $30. (there are some knock off brands that come in squeeze bottles and they seem to work just as well)

Thank you this helps a lot! I will have to do this. :)
watchmeflyy5 months ago

Very helpful and instructive!

doodlecraft (author)  watchmeflyy5 months ago

Thanks! :)

_jreece_5 months ago
Nvm I understand now
doodlecraft (author)  _jreece_5 months ago

I'm glad if it made sense...I need to start making videos as well! :) Let me know if you have any other specific questions! :)

_jreece_5 months ago
I don't know how u fold it u should've shown steps I don't understand at all
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