How to Tie Dye...Punk Rock Style!

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Introduction: How to Tie Dye...Punk Rock Style!

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Ever wanted to tie dye your own shirts but maybe thought it would be too messy? Well here's a simple and mess free method to a kick ass tie dyed shirt... punk rock style of course!

Below, we'll show you how - including a video of the whole process at the bottom!

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Supplies

Step 1: What You'll Need.

You will need an old shirt and a few different cans of spray paint. (Flat of Ultra flat spray paint works the best). We decided to go with camoflage.

Step 2: Twisting the Shirt

Then, pinch the middle of the shirt and twist it into a spiral. Make sure all parts of the shirt are bunched up, then you're ready to apply the spray paint!

Step 3: Your First Color!

Cover the entire bunched up shirt in spraypaint, and let dry a few minutes and you've got your first layer.

Step 4: More Colors and More Paint!

For more spiral patterns, twist the shirt up in different places then apply different colors.

Step 5: Flip and Repeat!

Now flip the shirt over and do the same thing to the back...

Step 6: A New Punk Rock Tie Dyed Shirt!

Congratulations! You've just made a punk rock tie dye shirt!!!!

Step 7: The Video

Still want more? Here's a video!

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    31 Comments

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    Luxepheray
    Luxepheray

    Reply 4 years ago

    Perhaps one thought the other was too optimistic or angry (This certainly doesn't apply to all punks or hippies), but they both had similar ideals in many instances, like anti-war, anti-establishment, and pro-environmentalism. There's also a bit of a decade difference; it was early punks with hold-out hippies, if anything.

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    casemaster5
    casemaster5

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    punks doesnt refer to one person. alot of people dont like hippies sure some punks dont like them but that doesnt mean all of them.

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    hazgirl22
    hazgirl22

    11 years ago on Step 6

    Dude, this looks awesome!! Can't wait to try it for myself!

    If some of it flakes off it might make it look even more grunge. :)

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    berry!
    berry!

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 6

    I generally wash my spray-painted shirts by hand, inside out. I'm probably being over careful. But if you're too rough on it, it can flake off.

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    tmgsharks66
    tmgsharks66

    12 years ago on Introduction

    ayyy they prolly meant the way it turned out lookd punky. chillzax ppl!! sheesh.

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    l3wk
    l3wk

    12 years ago on Introduction

    dude youve got it all wrong hippies are cool and punks are cool but please dont try to mix the two its just stupid

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    Deadpunk
    Deadpunk

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I took this idea and tweaked it a bit instead of a shirt i used a king sized bed sheet these are pictures of it hanging in my basement but it now proudly hangs in my bed room

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    IdahoDavid
    IdahoDavid

    14 years ago on Introduction

    Looks great. Is the spray paint human-friendly and earth friendly?