Easiest Ever Tie-Dye Shirts


I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the iLoveToCreate Fall Challenge.  As part of the challenge I received a Tulip Tie-Dye & Paint Kit.  I had so much fun using the kit and my kids want me to buy more Tulip Tie-Dye because they really like the way their shirts look and this time, they want to make their own  The process from start to finish was very easy.  I followed the instruction sheet exactly and the results were awesome!

First, I readied my shirts by washing them WITHOUT fabric softener.  While still wet {you can also choose a dry method but I was impatient}, using the instruction/project sheet as my guide, I placed rubber bands at the intervals and areas indicated. 

Once again, while still wet, I applied the dye.  This is a messy process so I did this in my laundry room over the laundry tub and covered my dryer with a garbage bag to protect it as well.  Be sure to wear the plastic gloves provided in the kit.  

When I was done applying the dye, I wrapped the shirts in plastic wrap and let them sit overnight. 

The next morning I removed the shirts from their plastic cocoons and carefully cut off the rubber bands.  {I then washed and dried the shirts according to the directions in the kit.}

Once dry, I added a pumpkin face to the orange shirt using the Tulip Slick Paint.  After allowing the paint to dry {I waited 24 hours} I added the Tulip Glow in the Dark Paint.

The kit included more than enough tie-dye for the shirts above AS WELL AS the Slick paint AND the Glow-in-the-Dark paint.  {I also made a tote bag that I will show you in a few days}. 

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  1. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    How fun is the pumpkin face in the tie dye!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Kassi! Your Puffy Paint Pillow Covers are adorable!

      1. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

        Thanks Mary Beth!! They were so fun to make!

  2. These are so spot on! You are like a tie-dyeing pro! Your kids look pleased as punch to be rocking their super cool Halloween tie-dye shirts! Great job 🙂


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  4. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks, Anne ~ this was so easy and so much fun...I think I may become a tie-dye junky!