This summer has been jammed packed with outings, boardwalk trips, vacations, the beach…the list goes on! A few weeks back we decided we wanted to hang around the house and do a fun family project. Insert an awesome DIY Tie-Dye Kit!! Who doesn’t love Tie-Dye, right?! Anyways, this Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit from I Love To Create, is SO COOL! We spent the afternoon dying some shirts, and pants! The kit was very easy to use and we have enough dye and supplies to last us another time. Here is what the kit comes with :
- dyes up to 36 projects (epic)
- enough supplies for 6 people (awesome)
- 18 squeeze bottles of dye powder (2.75 oz.)
- 6 bundles of rubber bands (needed)
- 12 gloves (don’t forget to wear!)
- 1 disposable plastic table cover (easy clean-up)
- 1 project guide (so easy to read + understand!)
The only thing the kit doesn’t come with is the clothing to dye. We used some old white t-shirts, some white pajama bottoms, and also bought a pack of plain white tees to experiment with. This was such a fun afternoon activity to do as a family!
With this kit, you have the option to do “dry dye” or “wet dye” – and the Tulip Tie-Dye kit comes with instructions on how to do both! We chose to do a wet dye this time. Sterling was in charge of getting the clothes wet 🙂
The next step is wrapping and twisting the shirt up with rubber bands so you can get your design! The kit instructions give you many different ways to twist and examples of what they’ll look like. Like I said before, SO EASY!
The first set of colors we went with were pink, purple, and blue – I was going for a cotton candy feel. To make the dye you simply add water to the dye bottle and shake! Sterling helped us with that part too 🙂
We really like how bright and vibrate the dye from the Tulip Tie-Dye kit is – better than other brands we’ve used which made us happy!
You do want to make sure you wear the gloves provided so you don’t stain your hands! The next item we dyed was a pair of Sterling’s pajama pants! I was wanting mermaid colors so we mixed up some green, and used more of the blue and purple!
The last project we did during this day was another white t-shirt, this one was sun inspired! Yellow, orange, and red! After you finish with the dye you’re supposed to wrap up your clothing to let it sit for 6-8 hours. This process lets all the dye set in for vibrant colors! We put ours in gallon zip lock bags and went about our day.
After the dye sets, you wash the extra dye out before you throw them in the wash. I rinsed our clothes out in the tub, and then the washing machine – it was a quick process. After your shirts are washed and dried – they are ready to wear!!! Ryan loves his “America” shirt he made, and we are stoked with how our other pieces turned out too! We’re excited that we have so many supplies left over, and will be having another craft day soon!
The pants are my favorite! Next time I’m going to dye socks and maybe a backpack! The options are endless 😉