Did you tie dye as a kid? All I remember about it is having stained hands for days and a tie dyed shirt that ended up being more washed out and pastel in color…and the shirt was usually 3 times too large. Well, I was excited to team up with Tulip’s Tie Dye Your Summer campaign and create a fun summery tie dye project…but the good thing is that it doesn’t involve stained hands and unattractively large washed out tie dye shirts!
When I think of summer, I think of trips to the library with my girls. We go at least once a week. We came up with these super easy canvas bags that can be personalized to say anything your heart desires and are the perfect size for toting around library books!
The best thing about Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit® is that it is mess free and super easy. It comes with gloves as well as the powdered dye already in each bottle. All you have to do is add water and shake! You can do traditional tie dye by just squirting it on. I decided to mix things up, so I transferred my dye into a small spray bottle.
Next, I used some vinyl stick on letters and made my wording on the bag. These letters are great because they stick to the fabric, but are easy to reposition (and don’t lose their “stickyness).
Make sure you have newspaper down under your bag and start spraying the dye onto the bag.
Keep adding colors until it looks good. I used 3 colors.
After the bag is dry, peel off the letters!
I also tried one in more of an ombre style.
Start with the darkest color at the bottom.
I thought these bags turned out so fun and I know my girls are going to love taking them to the library. You could use this technique on a shirt, pillow or anything fabric that you feel like dyeing!
To learn more about the Tie Dye Your Summer campaign, check out the following info!