This nostalgic trend could brighten up your home, and you can try it out without splashing out the cash, here’s how…
Tie dye is officially back in fashion, yay! It’s not just for the younger generations either, we can all enjoy a bit of extra colour with this cute and colourful aesthetic.
The best news is, you can DIY your own tie dye creations for next to nothing and get great results.
Do You Need A Tie Dye Kit To Tie Dye?
The best thing to do to start your tie dye journey is to buy a tie dye kit. It doesn’t have to be extensive, but it does give you everything you need to get a project started. You can just purchase the dye powders if you want to makeup the rest of the kit yourself. There is a lot of guidance online about this, so it’s best to do some research and then make a decision based on how much time and effort you want to put in.
Do I Need To Buy New Items To Dye?
This is the best part – you do not have to buy anything new to tie dye! In fact, whilst you are getting used to the process you might want to only use items you already have so any mistakes haven’t cost you much more than time.
Instead, you should be digging around in your wardrobe, garage and spare room for items to tie dye. Your cheap self storage unit especially, should be somewhere you stop by and investigate. It is a real treasure trove for items you can tie dye such as:
- Tank tops
- Cushion covers
You might also want to dig around in that cheap self storage unit from Storing and see if you can find some plastic tubs, or even old plastic bins, which can be helpful in the dyeing process.
Which Fabric Can You Dye At Home?
The very best fabric you can use to dye at home is cotton because it takes home dyes the best. Silk and wool are also OK with home dyes, although getting the process wrong can be more expensive with these kinds of materials.
Synthetics like polyester can also be dyed but the process might be a little more challenging with home dyes and you might not get the same results as with natural materials.
How Do You Tie Dye?
Tie Dying is a process that is best researched in advance of the process, especially if you plan to do it with kids. Here are some excellent resources for learning how to tie dye at home:
Choose a pattern and process that suits your needs the most, and try to do the dyeing when it is sunny and dry because it’s a messy process!