Oct 16, 2011

Make a Candy Corn Tie Dye Onesie

If you're looking for a super cute costume idea for a babe, you can't get much cuter than a Candy Corn! This is a simple, simple project that will take minutes for you to make but will get lots of oohs and ahhs over how great it looks! And if you're so inclined, make your own version using an adult shirt or tank top. It's a great alternative to wear to a party and still look super festive! Here's how you do it!

– White 100% Cotton onesies (I used Gerber brand)
– Tulip® One-step Tie Dye colors in orange and yellow
– Surface covers or plastic bags, craft gloves, and a plastic apron (recommended)

How to make it
1. Rinse out your onesie in your sink, squeeze out water. You want it very damp, but not soaking wet. This is so that the dye takes better to the fabric!

2. Prepare your work area with plastic bags. Tulip actually makes a great surface cover, craft gloves, and apron that you can get at the store when you are picking up your tie dye! It makes the process much easier and neater!

3. Get out your Tulip® One-Step Tie Dye in orange and yellow. Fill them to the top with water, shake and mix up, and you are ready to go!!

4. It's best to start with the middle orange section first. I found that it was easier to control the dye this way and the colors bled together best. I also have a crazy hand for dye so on another onesie I attempted I went to far up and left very little white. By doing the middle orange section, this was a little "safety" for me so I wouldn't get too crazy with the dye!

5. Now fill in the yellow section and saturate that area. The dye will very much soak through the fabric and onto the back so no need to flip over to cover up spots.

6. Let the dye sit for 4-6 hours. You will want to cover it up with a plastic bag or surface cover. I found that the results were better if you could let your dye set on the table and cover it rather than having to transport it or move it to another bag to set.

7. Wash the dye out in the sink until the water from the onesie runs clear. You will want to make sure to wash it from the white top with the water flowing down; otherwise some of your orange and yellow colors could flow onto your bright white section, and that would be crappy!

8. Wash by itself on a small load setting with a little detergent. Dry as you normally do!

Until next time Swellions!

P.S. I linked my project up to the following linky parties!

Skip To My Lou's Made by You Monday

Under the Table and Dreaming

Making the World Cuter Monday

Today's Creative Blog Get Your Craft On
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out really cute, now you need a little model:@)

Jamie said...

this rocks! and i love your blog design

Crafty Mischief said...

This is pretty much the cutest onesie ever! I found you through Under the Table and Dreaming. Thanks for sharing!

Page said...

That is so super cute!!

Ayana said...

Oh...They are so unique and amazing! I love the colors. Thank you for showing how they are done. I want to try Tulip® One-Step Dyes now! I never knew about them until I read your blog. Thank you for sharing!!!!

Michele said...

That is so adorable. I'm linking to your wonderful tutorial.

Kimberly said...

So cute! I'm going to have to make myself and my little man one :) Thanks for Sharing!

Lisa said...

This is adorable! Love the idea for my little one!

The Gibson's said...

Love this since my kids can't dress up on Halloween for school, I could totally make this in t-shirt form and they can rock this at school!

Hannah said...


Cyn said...

I am so into candy corn stuff but never would have thought of this. It's just adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ akawest said...

I have no one to dress in a onesie, but I would think this would look cute as a t-shirt, too.

Amy said...

That's just totally adorable! What a cute idea. Would you share here?


angry birds rio said...

So cute! thanks for sharing.

baby gifts said...

I like the whole idea of making the onesie so colorful! The baby will look so adorable with this one.

Reecea Henderson said...

I love this so much! Candy Corn is one of our favorites!! I shared your tutorial on my blog post Baby Stuff - Best Onesie Makeovers on Pinterest here:


Thanks for teaching something wonderful!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

So, SO cute!! Absolutely love this idea! Thank you for sharing.

I featured your onesie on my blog today, come on over and check it out:

Julia @ FaveCrafts said...

What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of candy corn crafts. Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-candy-corn-crafts/

Have a great day!

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

What an adorable idea! I'd love it if you linked this candy corn project to my Candy Corn Roundup post.

Anonymous said...

I tried making this several times and no matter where I stop the orange bleeds up in to the white some. How did you get such a clean break between orange and white ??

Meggon Jacobs said...

I have the same question as the above person. I have attempted twice and the colors keep bleeding into the white. How did you keep it so white??

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