When you think of summer clothing patterns, what immediately comes to mind? There’s gingham, madras, stripes, and…tie dye. I always think of summer when I see tie dye. Maybe it’s a woodstock connection, I’m not certain. I was a crafty kid growing up, but tie dye was not one of my strengths. I always wanted to create a fancy shirt just like you see in stores, but I thought I wasn’t good at it. Turns out, I just didn’t have the right tools.
But going in, I didn’t know that. I was actually really nervous about this review because I didn’t want it to be another embarrassing tie dye failure.
Tie dye is a great options for giving new life to an old stained white shirt, and that’s what I used my one-step rainbow kit for. I salvaged one of Emma’s and one of Ryan’s. The kit came with detailed folding instructions and I decided to go with the swirl pattern. My folding technique was not great, but I reminded myself that I really had nothing to lose; what was I going to do, ruin an old shirt? So I went for it.
Now back in the day, tie dye meant a lot of soaking and waiting. This was the easiest tie dye experience ever. Our kit came with five colors: fuschia, navy, green, red and yellow. Each quirt bottle was pre-filled with the color and all I had to do was fill with water and shake. The dye is good for 45 minutes from that point.
I applied the colors as directed, splitting the shirts into four sections each. Ryan’s shirt had red in place of Emma’s fuschia. We let them sit overnight before rinsing and washing today, and I have to say that I am pleased with myself and this kit! I find myself looking around the house for what else I can dye.
Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kits® range from $4.99 to $29.99, but this was is around $20. Aavailable at Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Meijer, Hancock, Beverly’s and ilovetocreate.com.
One lucky reader will win the Rainbow One-Step Tie Dye Kit!
We received a complimentary kit for consideration.