How to tie dye a shirt

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We learned how to tie dye a shirt using nothing but Sharpies,paper cups, rubber bands and rubbing alcohol. Simple and fun.

1.Position paper cups in various places on the shirt and secure around once with a rubber band.

2.Color designs on the cup outline using colorful Sharpies.

3.Spray the colored design with rubbing alcohol. You can spray from a medicine dropper or a spray bottle.

4.Remove the cups and let shirts dry in the sun.

Use a high quality shirt. I purchased white tees for about $6.00 from Justice for my girls. They worked much better than my $3.00 tee from Rite Aid.

Heat set the color design with an iron before washing.

Sharpies are on sale right now with school supplies.


T-Shirts to Ta-Da!

I figured if you could turn an old T-shirt into a pair of small pants, surely that was just the gateway for other creations begging to be made from those lifeless old tops – and so with scissors and a smile, I crafted more. I’m here to share my findings and get you excited to dig through the washing pile and start snipping!