I’ve been wanting to tie dye some random goodies around the house (socks, shirts, towels, onesies and the like) for a while now. So yesterday, I got busy mixing up and making me a batch of tie dye to do just that! Here’s a fun project that is super, super easy and you end up with a cool, random finished project! Part of the fun of tie dye is that it is totally unpredictable! I like it for that reason, cause I’m kinda random and unpredictable. LOL. Here’s how I made this colorful tie dye towel for summer!
I next dampened the towel and rung out the water in the sink. Man, that sucker was heavy after doing that. Terrycloth really holds the water!
Next, William randomly squeezed the dye colors in a Homer bucket I picked up at Home Depot. If you are really wanting to minimize the mess during tie dye, I suggest this method. It keeps the dye contained in one spot. I encouraged William to get all the areas of the towel with dye. Anytime you tie dye and leave white areas, that part will stay white. That’s why I always recommend people to just SATURATE it! Hmm, that should be our new Tie Dye slogan! A lot of times you can even use the tie dye in the bucket to “clean up” the mess.
Lay the towel out on the plastic surface cover and fold the plastic also on top of the towel. Let the dye set overnight or atleast 6-8 hours.
Now run your towel under the water in the sink until all the dye is out. You know the dye is out when the water runs clear! Cut off your rubber bands and place in the washer and set to large load. Put it on the hottest water suitable for fabric and use a little laundry detergent. Wash this towel by itself or with other items you may have dyed. DO NOT wash it with your other clothes only unless you want them to be dyed as well! I’m betting you probably wouldn’t be happy about that!
And there you go! You have a one-of-a-kind towel perfect for the beach or pool! Here’s just a couple troubleshooting tips that I would like to let you know about.
Laura/Pet Scribbles says
As someone “owned by” two cats, I love that Dexter is in the project shot! Thanks for the tip about the Homer bucket – what a great idea to contain the mess! 🙂
Liz R. says
I pinned this. I hope you don’t mind..