For me at least, it is officially summer. That means it’s time for sun, hopefully some pool time somewhere, and fun and colorful projects.
While visiting my family for Memorial Day weekend, we decided to do a craft. Instead of choosing something like a canvas, we decided clothing would be more useful for everyone!
What you’ll need:
STEP 1: BLEACH THE SHIRT
I spiraled my shirt the way I wanted it to look and kept it that way the entire time. If you want one that looks similar to mine, you can pinch the shirt in the middle and twist until the whole shirt is twisted together.
head to your sink, wet your shirt, and pour bleach on both sides. Using a gloved hand, massage the bleach into the shirt. Since it is nice and warm outside, I recommend sitting your shirt outside while the bleach does the job. It doesn’t take long. Check back in 30 minutes to find the shirt has turned white or light orange in certain places.
STEP 2: ADD YOUR DYES
Bring in your shirt and rinse it with water. Remember, leave the rubber bands in place so that you know the tie-dye will hit the bleached areas.
After that, add colors to your shirt in whatever places you desire. I noticed that all of the colors did show up, but lighter colors didn’t shine through as well. One tip on my tie-dye box said you could add less water to the dye bottles for a more intense color! I’d recommend doing that with lighter colors!
after you’re done with this part, take your shirt back outside to dry. Leave it for 2-24 hours. We left ours outside for maybe 4-5 hours.
STEP 3: WASH AND WEAR!
After you’ve let your tie-dye shirt “cure,” remove the rubber bands and put your shirt in the wash on cold. Add detergent/fabric softener! I was worried that mine having a bit of a bleach residue would ruin the other shirts, but it didn’t. However, wash with other things at your own risk!
after you wash the shirt, dry it and wear it!
If you’re a visual learner, check out this video for the process!
If you’re looking to stay on top of all of the best fashion trends this fall, you need to know what’s happening on the runway.
Is it realistic for you to throw on a runway look every day? No. But, you can always create affordable, runway-inspired looks to keep up-to-date on the latest fashions.
Here are some of the trends you should jump on this year to stay fashionable in fall:
COLORFUL LENSES IN YOUR GLASSES
THE ROCKIN’ 80S ARE BAC
THE CLASSIC PLAID
NOT-SO-NATURAL ANIMAL PRINT
DO YOU FANCY HOLO FOR HOLO-WEEN?
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post. I try to be as fashionable as I can, but talking about fashion and researching and writing about it is very new to me. Have you heard of any other fall fashion trends you’d like to share? Leave them below and I’ll check them out!
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