4th of July Tie Dye Shirts
Every year we make 4th of July shirts and I let my kids make their own. It’s been a fun thing to do every year, the kids look forward to making the red, white and blue shirts and then wearing their own creations. This year we decided that it would be fun to do tie dye 4th of July shirts since tie dye is so trendy right now. We had fun making them!
This isn’t going to be a full tutorial on how to tie dye because I wrote up a post about all the things that I recommend using, so if you want to learn more about tie dyeing, check out this post.
Here is a quick video to show the process of how I made the flag tie dye shirt.
This is how I made the flag tie dye shirt.
The first thing I did was took a 100% cotton shirt and tied it. I started at the top left corner and started tying it with rubber bands. The first section will be bigger than the other sections because that is the blue part of the flag.
Then using dye, I colored the shirt. I made stripes with the red, so leaving some of the sections white. The red that is used is from Just My Style and then blues were from Tulip brand, I just bought them in individual packets. Once the dye was on, I wrapped it in saran wrap and let it sit over night. After the dye set overnight, I removed the wrap and rinsed the shirt until the water ran clear.
Once the excess dye was removed from the shirt, I cut off the rubber bands and opened the shirt. It turned out so good!! My favorite part of tie dye is opening the shirt and seeing the design.
I then washed the shirt and dried it. The colors faded a little bit but it still looks so good! I love that it looks like a flag and you can see the white stripes.
As you can see in the video, there are a several other designs that we did. The most common design we did was the swirl. Here is one that I made for my husband, the red, white and blue look so good in the swirl pattern.
Tie dye is so fun, I love how these shirts turned about and I can wait to wear them on the 4th of July!
Make sure you check out my other 4th of July shirts!
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